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Vista Oil & Gas Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.01 (+0.36 %)
(As of 05/17/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume744,944 shs
Average Volume429,534 shs
Market Capitalization$243.14 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Vista Oil & Gas (NYSE:VIST) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume96,500 shares
Previous Short Volume196,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-50.77%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$257,655.00
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover0.2
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares86,835,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted0.11%
Today's Trading Volume744,944 shares
Average Trading Volume429,534 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average73.43%

Short Interest Over Time

Vista Oil & Gas (NYSE:VIST) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/202196,500 shares $257,655.00 -50.8%N/A0.2 $2.67
3/31/2021196,000 shares $493,920.00 +13.2%N/A0.4 $2.52
3/15/2021173,200 shares $457,248.00 +4.6%0.2%0.4 $2.64
2/26/2021165,600 shares $448,776.00 +0.4%0.2%0.4 $2.71
2/12/2021164,900 shares $461,720.00 -3.9%N/A0.5 $2.80
1/29/2021171,500 shares $445,900.00 +20.4%N/A0.8 $2.60
1/15/2021142,400 shares $380,208.00 +14.5%N/A0.8 $2.67
12/31/2020124,400 shares $317,842.00 -12.4%N/A0.7 $2.56
12/15/2020142,000 shares $383,400.00 +59.4%N/A0.8 $2.70
11/30/202089,100 shares $240,570.00 +165.2%N/A0.5 $2.70
10/30/202017,900 shares $36,516.00 +64.2%N/A0.1 $2.04
10/15/202010,900 shares $26,923.00 -85.6%N/A0 $2.47

Vista Oil & Gas (NYSE:VIST) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Vista Oil & Gas' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Vista Oil & Gas shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 15th, traders have sold 96,500 shares of VIST short.

Is Vista Oil & Gas' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Vista Oil & Gas saw a drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 96,500 shares, a drop of 50.8% from the previous total of 196,000 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.

How does Vista Oil & Gas' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Vista Oil & Gas' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "crude petroleum & natural gas" compare to Vista Oil & Gas: GeoPark Limited (0.56%), Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (0.00%), Contango Oil & Gas (0.00%), Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (0.00%), Earthstone Energy, Inc. (3.96%), Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (0.00%), Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP (1.33%), Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (9.44%), Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (0.00%), and W&T Offshore, Inc. (10.65%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.85 billion), Aon plc ($5.61 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.44 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.49 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($3.35 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.53 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.48 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.39 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.26 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Vista Oil & Gas stock?

Short selling VIST is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Vista Oil & Gas as its price is falling. Vista Oil & Gas' stock is trading up $0.01 today. To short Vista Oil & Gas 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 Vista Oil & Gas 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 Vista Oil & Gas?

A short squeeze for Vista Oil & Gas 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 VIST, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Vista Oil & Gas' 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 VIST, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/18/2021 by Staff
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