Woodside Petroleum Ltd (OTCMKTS:WOPEY) Short Interest Update

Woodside Petroleum Ltd (OTCMKTS:WOPEYGet Rating) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 20,900 shares, a growth of 71.3% from the March 15th total of 12,200 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 99,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.2 days.

Shares of WOPEY stock opened at $24.35 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.55, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $22.74 and a 200 day moving average of $18.99. Woodside Petroleum has a 52 week low of $13.80 and a 52 week high of $26.14.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 28th were given a dividend of $1.03 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 25th. This represents a yield of 6.66%. This is a positive change from Woodside Petroleum’s previous dividend of $0.42.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Woodside Petroleum stock. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Woodside Petroleum Ltd (OTCMKTS:WOPEYGet Rating) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 2,553 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $42,000.

About Woodside Petroleum (Get Rating)

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, and production of hydrocarbon and oil and gas properties. It operates through the following segments: North West Shelf, Pluto, Australia Oil, Wheatstone, and Others. The North West segment engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, production and sale of liquefied natural gas, pipeline natural gas, condensate, liquefied petroleum gas and crude oil from the North West Shelf ventures.

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