Short interest in Whiting Petroleum stock
The short interest in Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock—its short interest ratio or short interest as a percentage of float—was ~21.4% on September 1, 2017. In January, the short interest ratio for Whiting Petroleum stock was ~12.5%.
As the above graph notes, the short interest ratio in Whiting Petroleum stock and its stock price have mostly moved in opposite directions since the beginning of 2017.
While Whiting Petroleum’s short interest ratio has risen significantly, its stock has fallen considerably since the beginning of the year.
Whiting Petroleum stock had been trading at $12.64 on January 3, 2017—compared to $4.58 on September 1.