Short Interest Watching: Wpx Energy Incorporated (NYSE:WPX) Can’t Be More Risky. Short Interest Increased

November 21, 2016 - By Ellis Scott   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Watching: Wpx Energy Incorporated (NYSE:WPX) Can't Be More Risky. Short Interest Increased

The stock of Wpx Energy Incorporated (NYSE:WPX) registered an increase of 0.41% in short interest. WPX’s total short interest was 38.51M shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 0.41% from 38.35M shares, reported previously. With 10.42 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their WPX’s short positions. The short interest to Wpx Energy Incorporated’s float is 12.59%. About 4.76 million shares traded hands. WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) has risen 56.75% since April 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.89% the S&P500.

WPX Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The company has a market cap of $4.57 billion. The Firm is engaged in the exploitation and development of long-life unconventional properties. It currently has negative earnings. It is engaged in the domestic development, production and gas management activities of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids segment.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.38, from 1.5 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 41 funds sold all WPX Energy Inc shares owned while 70 reduced positions. 62 funds bought stakes while 105 increased positions. They now own 315.94 million shares or 22.60% more from 257.71 million shares in 2016Q1.
Cambridge Investment Research Advisors holds 0% or 22,597 shares in its portfolio. Hudock Cap Group Ltd Liability Corporation last reported 105 shares in the company. Bankshares Of Montreal Can has invested 0% of its portfolio in WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX). Pnc Services Group holds 0% of its portfolio in WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) for 12,423 shares. Blackrock Institutional Tru Company Na has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX). Stephens Incorporated Ar accumulated 24,390 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Next Group Incorporated holds 92 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Selz Capital Lc has 1.14M shares for 3.02% of their US portfolio. Delta Asset Mngmt Ltd Tn owns 349 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 165,863 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Fuller Thaler Asset Mgmt has 1.16% invested in the company for 7.25 million shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 61,428 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Monarch Prns Asset Limited Liability Company has 666,870 shares for 0.62% of their US portfolio. The Kansas-based Mariner Wealth Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.05% in WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX). Gradient Limited Liability accumulated 1,000 shares or 0% of the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since June 6, 2016, the stock had 2 buys, and 1 insider sale for $248,510 net activity. Another trade for 20,400 shares valued at $199,920 was made by Muncrief Richard E on Monday, June 6. On Monday, June 13 the insider FAULKNER STEPHEN L JR sold $49,410. $98,000 worth of WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) shares were bought by LOWRIE WILLIAM G.

WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) Ratings Coverage

Out of 21 analysts covering WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX), 14 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 7 “Hold”. This means 67% are positive. WPX Energy has been the topic of 57 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 11 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by FBR Capital on Tuesday, October 11. Seaport Global upgraded the shares of WPX in a report on Tuesday, June 7 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, January 11 by Barclays Capital. As per Tuesday, March 15, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight” on Wednesday, September 2. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Imperial Capital initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $14 target price in Wednesday, October 14 report. Iberia Capital Partners downgraded WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) on Monday, January 25 to “Sector Perform” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 9 by Capital One.

WPX Company Profile

WPX Energy, Inc., incorporated on April 19, 2011, is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Firm is engaged in the exploitation and development of long-life unconventional properties. The Company’s segment is the domestic development, production and gas management activities of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Firm is focused on exploiting and developing its oil positions in the Williston Basin in North Dakota, and the Permian and San Juan Basins in the southwestern United States. The Firm operates approximately 700 wells in the Permian Basin and also owns interests in over 960 wells operated by others. The Firm holds approximately 94,000 net acres in the Permian Basin, and specifically in the Delaware Basin sub-area, with core activities located in Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in New Mexico and Loving, Pecos, Reeves, Ward and Winkler Counties in Texas.

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