United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (NYSEARCA:UNG) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 12th, there was short interest totalling 10,586,654 shares, a decrease of 70.0% from the December 29th total of 35,251,795 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,221,478 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.3 days.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI lifted its stake in shares of United States Natural Gas Fund by 66.2% in the 4th quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 5,679,377 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $25,410,000 after purchasing an additional 2,262,146 shares during the period. First National Trust Co. lifted its stake in shares of United States Natural Gas Fund by 7.5% in the 3rd quarter. First National Trust Co. now owns 2,151,987 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $14,139,000 after purchasing an additional 150,000 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its holdings in United States Natural Gas Fund by 21.3% in the 4th quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 1,500,326 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $8,747,000 after acquiring an additional 263,863 shares in the last quarter. Cowen Inc. increased its holdings in United States Natural Gas Fund by 194.4% in the 3rd quarter. Cowen Inc. now owns 574,200 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,772,000 after acquiring an additional 1,182,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in United States Natural Gas Fund by 20.1% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 476,091 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock worth $3,128,000 after acquiring an additional 79,556 shares in the last quarter.

United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEARCA UNG) opened at $24.20 on Friday. United States Natural Gas Fund has a one year low of $23.99 and a one year high of $32.12. The firm has a market cap of $399.04 and a P/E ratio of -5.09.

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About United States Natural Gas Fund

United States Natural Gas Fund, LP is a limited partnership. The Company is a commodity pool that issues limited partnership interests (shares) traded on the NYSE Arca, Inc (the NYSE Arca). The investment objective of the Company is for the daily changes in percentage terms of its shares’ per share net asset value (NAV) to reflect the daily changes in percentage terms of the spot price of natural gas delivered at the Henry Hub, Louisiana, as measured by the daily changes in the price of the futures contracts on natural gas traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (the NYMEX) that is the near month contract to expire, except when the near month contract is within two weeks of expiration, in which case it will be measured by the futures contract that is the next month contract to expire (the Benchmark Futures Contract), less its expenses.

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