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Short Interest in HighPeak Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:HPK) Rises By 54.8%

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HighPeak Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:HPK – Get Rating) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 748,800 shares, a growth of 54.8% from the July 15th total of 483,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 320,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days. Approximately 8.6% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Insider Activity

In related news, CFO Steven W. Tholen purchased 10,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 1st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $24.65 per share, for a total transaction of $246,500.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $246,500. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 88.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of HPK. SOA Wealth Advisors LLC. acquired a new stake in HighPeak Energy in the second quarter valued at $28,000. Worth Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in HighPeak Energy in the second quarter valued at $41,000. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC acquired a new stake in HighPeak Energy in the second quarter valued at $44,000. Wolverine Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in HighPeak Energy by 98.4% in the fourth quarter. Wolverine Asset Management LLC now owns 3,216 shares of the company's stock valued at $47,000 after purchasing an additional 1,595 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in HighPeak Energy in the second quarter valued at $71,000. 14.89% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Separately, Roth Capital boosted their price target on HighPeak Energy from $32.50 to $38.75 in a research note on Thursday, April 28th.

HighPeak Energy Stock Up 0.8 %

NASDAQ HPK opened at $20.96 on Friday. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $25.74 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $24.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 0.54 and a quick ratio of 0.54. HighPeak Energy has a fifty-two week low of $7.60 and a fifty-two week high of $38.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.19 billion, a PE ratio of 23.29 and a beta of 0.62.

HighPeak Energy (NASDAQ:HPK – Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 16th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share ( EPS ) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.19). The company had revenue of $92.23 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $124.69 million. HighPeak Energy had a return on equity of 27.24% and a net margin of 24.13%. Equities analysts expect that HighPeak Energy will post 3.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

HighPeak Energy Announces Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.025 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 29th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.48%. HighPeak Energy's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 11.11%.

HighPeak Energy Company Profile

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HighPeak Energy, Inc, an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids reserves in the Midland Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2021, the company had approximately 64,213 MBoe of proved reserves.

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