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Short Interest in Fairmount Santrol Holdings on February 16

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Short interest in Fairmount Santrol Holdings

As of February 16, 2018, the short interest in Fairmount Santrol Holdings (FMSA) as a percentage of its float was 10.3%—compared to 7.4% as of February 17, 2017. Since February 17, 2017, the short interest in Fairmount Santrol Holdings has risen 43%. So, investors increased their negative bets on Fairmount Santrol Holdings. Since February 17, 2017, Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ stock price has decreased ~57%.

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In the past year, the short interest as a percentage of float in Fairmount Santrol Holdings was at 22.6% in July 2017—the highest level. Since then, the short interest has decreased significantly. During this period, Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ stock price increased 39%. Fairmount Santrol Holdings accounts for 1.3% of the iShares US Oil Equipment & Services ETF (IEZ). Since February 17, 2017, IEZ has decreased 27%.

Short interest in Fairmount Santrol Holdings’ peers

The short interest in Halliburton (HAL) has decreased 1% since February 17, 2017. Halliburton’s stock price decreased 12% during this period. The short interest in Oil States International (OIS) has increased 9% since February 17, 2017, while the stock price has decreased 25%.

The short interest in National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has increased 14% since February 17, 2017. National Oilwell Varco’s stock price decreased 9% during the same period. So, investors increased their negative bets on Oil States International and National Oilwell Varco in the past year.

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