KMI and WMB Saw a Rise in the Short Interest

Short interest in Enterprise Products Partners

The short interest in Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) fell 9.4% from 8.5 million shares on July 13 to 7.7 million shares on July 31. The short interest in Enterprise Products Partners as a percentage of its float is 0.5%. Enterprise Products Partners’ short interest ratio is ~2.0x, which shows that it might take roughly two days to cover all of the open short positions in the stock.

KMI and WMB Saw a Rise in the Short Interest

The above graph shows the short interest as a percentage of the float for Enterprise Products Partners, Kinder Morgan (KMI), Williams Companies (WMB), and MPLX (MPLX) for over a year.

Short interest in MPLX

The short interest in MPLX fell 4.2% from 6.3 million shares on July 13 to 6.1 million shares on July 31. The short interest in MPLX as a percentage of its float is 3.4%. MPLX’s short interest ratio is ~3.0x.

The fall in Enterprise Products Partners and MPLX’s short interest indicates that fewer investors expect the price of the two stocks to fall in the near future than the investors that expected a fall in mid-July.

Short interest in Kinder Morgan

The short interest in Kinder Morgan rose 37% from 33.7 million shares on July 13 to 46.2 million shares on July 31. The short interest in Kinder Morgan as a percentage of its float is 2.4%. Kinder Morgan’s short interest ratio is ~4.0x, which shows that it might take about four days to cover all of the open short positions in the stock.

Short interest in Williams Companies

The short interest in Williams Companies rose 24.9% from 23.2 million shares on July 13 to 29.0 million shares on July 31. The short interest in Williams Companies as a percentage of its float is 3.5%. Williams Companies’ short interest ratio is ~3.0x.

A rise in Kinder Morgan and Williams Companies’ short interest indicates that more investors expect the price of the two stock to fall in the near future than the investors that expected a fall in mid-July.