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NYSE:MUR

Murphy Oil Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$14.69
-0.88 (-5.65 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$14.54
Now: $14.69
$15.36
50-Day Range
$10.05
MA: $12.61
$15.57
52-Week Range
$4.50
Now: $14.69
$27.73
Volume4.05 million shs
Average Volume4.73 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.26 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.21%
Beta3.33

Short Interest

Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:20,670,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:18,570,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+11.31%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$292.07 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:4.0
Last Record Date:December, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:173,630,000 shares
Float Size:144,650,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:14.29%
Today's Trading Volume:4,049,060 shares
Average Trading Volume:4,734,961 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-14.49%



Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
12/31/202020,670,000 $292.07 million 11.3%14.3%4.5$14.13
12/15/202020,670,000 $281.11 million 11.3%14.3%4.5$13.60
11/30/202018,570,000 $227.85 million 8.0%12.8%3.6$12.27
11/15/202017,200,000 $173.03 million 5.7%11.9%3.5$10.06
10/30/202016,280,000 $142.45 million -12.3%11.3%3.5$8.75
10/15/202018,560,000 $148.48 million -4.7%12.8%4.3$8.00
9/30/202019,470,000 $161.60 million 9.0%13.5%4.9$8.30
9/15/202017,870,000 $156.01 million -26.1%12.4%4.6$8.73
8/31/202024,170,000 $245.57 million -0.4%16.7%6.7$10.16
8/14/202024,270,000 $336.14 million 8.0%16.8%7$13.85
7/31/202022,470,000 $335.25 million -14.3%15.6%5.8$14.92
7/15/202026,230,000 $346.50 million 16.8%18.2%6$13.21
6/30/202022,450,000 $313.85 million 11.7%15.6%4.4$13.98
6/15/202020,100,000 $269.94 million -10.8%13.9%3.5$13.43
5/29/202022,520,000 $286.68 million -16.2%15.6%3.4$12.73
5/15/202026,880,000 $321.22 million 7.2%18.6%4.3$11.95
4/30/202025,070,000 $328.42 million 1.7%17.4%4.4$13.10
4/15/202024,660,000 $290.99 million -2.9%17.1%4.7$11.80
3/31/202025,390,000 $233.59 million 27.5%17.6%5.5$9.20
3/13/202019,908,300 $157.47 million -10.9%13.9%7.7$7.91
2/28/202022,350,000 $118.46 million 3.4%15.6%8.7$5.30
2/14/202021,620,000 $201.71 million -5.8%15.1%10$9.33
1/31/202022,940,000 $431.96 million -2.4%16.0%10$18.83
1/15/202023,500,000 $513.71 million -3.6%15.9%9.1$21.86
12/31/201924,380,000 $580.24 million -4.0%16.5%9.6$23.80

Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Murphy Oil's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Murphy Oil shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of December 31st, traders have sold 20,670,000 shares of MUR short. 14.29% of Murphy Oil's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Murphy Oil?

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. Murphy Oil currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Murphy Oil?

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. 14.29% of Murphy Oil's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Murphy Oil's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Murphy Oil saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 20,670,000 shares, an increase of 11.3% from the previous total of 18,570,000 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 Murphy Oil's float size?

Murphy Oil currently has issued a total of 153,599,000 shares. Some of Murphy Oil'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. Murphy Oil currently has a public float of 144,650,000 shares.

How does Murphy Oil's short interest compare to its competitors?

14.29% of Murphy Oil's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "crude petroleum & natural gas" compare to Murphy Oil: Galp Energia, SGPS, S.A. (0.00%), Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (4.62%), Cenovus Energy Inc. (1.83%), Devon Energy Co. (4.40%), Continental Resources, Inc. (27.33%), Parsley Energy, Inc. (0.00%), Sasol Limited (0.16%), Marathon Oil Co. (6.19%), WPX Energy, Inc. (7.02%), and Cimarex Energy Co. (2.99%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.18 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.71 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.45 billion), Aon Plc ($4.28 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.70 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.00 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.46 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.40 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.38 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.37 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Murphy Oil stock?

Short selling MUR is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Murphy Oil as its price is falling. Murphy Oil's stock is trading down $0.88 today. To short Murphy Oil 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 Murphy Oil 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 Murphy Oil?

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

How often is Murphy Oil'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 MUR, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2020.


This page was last updated on 1/15/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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