Woodside Petroleum Ltd (OTCMKTS:WOPEY) Short Interest Update

Woodside Petroleum Ltd (OTCMKTS:WOPEYGet Rating) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 13,900 shares, a drop of 28.0% from the April 15th total of 19,300 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 55,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.2 days.

OTCMKTS:WOPEY opened at $21.53 on Friday. Woodside Petroleum has a 52 week low of $13.80 and a 52 week high of $26.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 1.55 and a current ratio of 1.63. The stock’s fifty day moving average is $23.45 and its two-hundred day moving average is $19.60.

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

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Woodside Petroleum stock. Yousif Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Woodside Petroleum Ltd (OTCMKTS:WOPEYGet Rating) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 14,926 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $237,000.

About Woodside Petroleum (Get Rating)

Woodside Petroleum Ltd engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, production, marketing, and sale of hydrocarbons in Oceania, Asia, Canada, Africa, and internationally. The company produces liquefied natural gas, pipeline natural gas, condensate, liquefied petroleum gas, and crude oil. It holds interests in the Greater Browse, Greater Sunrise, Greater Pluto, Greater Exmouth, North West Shelf, Wheatstone, Julimar-Brunello, Canada, Senegal, Greater Scarborough, and Myanmar projects.

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