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Laredo Petroleum Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.13 (+0.38 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $34.24
50-Day Range
MA: $30.12
52-Week Range
Now: $34.24
Volume930,869 shs
Average Volume520,036 shs
Market Capitalization$411.53 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume804,900 shares
Previous Short Volume750,700 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+7.22%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$26.23 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.2
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares236,560,000 shares
Float Size11,550,000 shares
Short Percent of Float6.97%
Today's Trading Volume930,869 shares
Average Trading Volume520,036 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average79.00%

Short Interest Over Time

Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/2021804,900 shares $26.23 million +7.2%7.0%1.2 $32.59
1/29/2021750,700 shares $25.36 million +18.5%6.5%1.1 $33.78
1/15/2021633,500 shares $15.23 million +1.3%5.5%0.9 $24.04
12/31/20201,190,000 shares $29.20 million +12.3%10.3%1.7 $24.54
12/15/20201,190,000 shares $28.44 million +12.3%10.3%1.7 $23.90
11/30/20201,060,000 shares $21.61 million -27.4%9.2%1.7 $20.39
11/15/20201,460,000 shares $17.24 million -21.9%16.3%3 $11.81
10/30/20201,870,000 shares $20.08 million +19.9%20.9%4.3 $10.74
10/15/20201,560,000 shares $13.79 million +34.5%17.4%3.6 $8.84
9/30/20201,160,000 shares $10.83 million +13.7%12.9%2.6 $9.34
9/15/20201,020,000 shares $9.54 million +15.9%11.4%2.2 $9.35
8/31/2020880,300 shares $10.20 million -2.7%9.8%1.7 $11.59
8/14/2020905,000 shares $14.43 million -9.1%10.1%1.6 $15.94
7/31/2020995,700 shares $17.55 million -19.1%11.1%1.8 $17.63
7/15/20201,230,000 shares $18.65 million +18.3%13.5%2.3 $15.16
6/30/20201,040,000 shares $16.40 million -28.3%11.4%2 $15.77
6/15/20201,450,000 shares $20.08 million -92.7%16.0%3 $13.85
5/29/202019,930,000 shares $277.03 million -6.3%N/A47.1 $13.90
5/15/202021,260,000 shares $18.07 million +1.4%11.8%3.1 $0.85
4/30/202020,960,000 shares $19.70 million +10.1%11.6%2.9 $0.94
4/15/202019,030,000 shares $17.32 million +9.1%9.5%2.7 $0.91
3/31/202017,440,000 shares $13.60 million -17.1%9.8%2.5 $0.78
3/13/202021,046,800 shares $8.42 million -23.8%11.9%3.3 $0.40
2/28/202027,630,000 shares $11.05 million -3.3%15.4%4.4 $0.40
2/14/202028,560,000 shares $25.42 million -4.0%15.9%5 $0.89

Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Laredo Petroleum's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Laredo Petroleum shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 12th, traders have sold 804,900 shares of LPI short. 6.97% of Laredo Petroleum's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Laredo Petroleum?

The short interest ratio, also known as the "days to cover ratio", is calculated by dividing the number of shares of a stock sold short divided by its average trading volume. A short interest ratio ranging between 1 and 4 generally indicates strong positive sentiment about a stock and a lack of short sellers. A short interest ratio of 10 or greater indicates strong pessimism about a stock. Laredo Petroleum currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Laredo Petroleum?

Companies that have a short interest as a percentage of float below 10% indicates positive investor sentiment and few short sellers. Stocks with a short interest percentage above 10% is considered high, suggesting some investors are pessimistic about the stock. Companies with a short interest percentage of 20% or more indicates widespread negative sentiment. 6.97% of Laredo Petroleum's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Laredo Petroleum's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Laredo Petroleum saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 804,900 shares, an increase of 7.2% from the previous total of 750,700 shares. Changes in short volume can be used to identify positive and negative investor sentiment. Investors that short sell a stock are betting that its price will decline in the future. An increase in short sale volume suggests bearish (negative) sentiment among investors. A decrease on short sale volume suggests bullish (positive) sentiment.

What is Laredo Petroleum's float size?

Laredo Petroleum currently has issued a total of 12,019,000 shares. Some of Laredo Petroleum's outstanding shares are available for trading, while others are subject to various restrictions. The public float, also referred to as floating shares or "the float", are shares that publicly owned, unrestricted and available to trade on the open market. Laredo Petroleum currently has a public float of 11,550,000 shares.

How does Laredo Petroleum's short interest compare to its competitors?

6.97% of Laredo Petroleum's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "oil & gas exploration & production" compare to Laredo Petroleum: ConocoPhillips (0.00%), EOG Resources, Inc. (0.00%), Pioneer Natural Resources (0.00%), Devon Energy Co. (0.00%), Diamondback Energy, Inc. (5.65%), Continental Resources, Inc. (24.53%), Marathon Oil Co. (5.22%), Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (4.92%), Cimarex Energy Co. (3.09%), and EQT Co. (0.00%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: ViacomCBS Inc. ($6.50 billion), Aon Plc ($5.58 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.30 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.97 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.80 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.84 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.40 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.35 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.07 billion), and The Kroger Co. ($2.00 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Laredo Petroleum stock?

Short selling LPI is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Laredo Petroleum as its price is falling. Laredo Petroleum's stock is trading up $0.13 today. To short Laredo Petroleum stock, an investor borrows shares, sells them and buys the shares back on the public market later to return it to the lender. Short sellers are betting that Laredo Petroleum will decline in price. If the stock does drop after selling, the short seller buys it back at a lower price and returns it to the lender. The difference between the sell price and the buy price is the trader's profit.

How does a short squeeze work against Laredo Petroleum?

A short squeeze for Laredo Petroleum occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock increases in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of LPI, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Laredo Petroleum's short interest reported?

Short interest is typically published by a stock exchange once per month. However, NASDAQ publishes a report for U.S. stocks, including LPI, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 3/6/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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