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Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Gaming and Leisure Properties Call Options (GLPI)

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 3,610 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 3,152% compared to the average daily volume of 111 call options. In related news, CEO Peter M. Carlino purchased 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a […]

Cooper Tire & Rubber Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (CTB)

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE:CTB) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 897 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,050% compared to the average volume of 78 put options. Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. raised […]

Vonage Target of Unusually High Options Trading (VG)

Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 9,059 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 14,998% compared to the average daily volume of 60 call options. Several brokerages have commented on VG. Zacks Investment Research reissued a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 price objective […]

AMETEK Target of Unusually High Options Trading (AME)

AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 4,545 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,117% compared to the average daily volume of 205 put options. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) opened at $76.35 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $17,500.20, a PE ratio […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Garmin (GRMN)

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 6,210 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,005% compared to the average daily volume of 295 put options. Garmin (NASDAQ GRMN) opened at $61.86 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $12,161.25, a P/E […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Seattle Genetics (SGEN)

Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders bought 1,589 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,132% compared to the typical daily volume of 129 call options. In other news, insider Vaughn B. Himes sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Call Options on Torchmark (TMK)

Torchmark Co. (NYSE:TMK) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 471 call options on the company. This is an increase of 842% compared to the typical volume of 50 call options. In related news, insider Roger C. Smith sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated […]

Sonic Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (SONC)

Sonic Co. (NASDAQ:SONC) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 1,490 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,420% compared to the average volume of 98 put options. Shares of Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC) opened at $24.60 on Wednesday. Sonic has a fifty-two week low of […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Commercial Metals (CMC)

Commercial Metals (NYSE:CMC) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,899 call options on the company. This is an increase of 822% compared to the typical daily volume of 206 call options. CMC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Commercial […]

Genomic Health Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (GHDX)

Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 1,015 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,310% compared to the average daily volume of 72 call options. In related news, CEO Kimberly J. Popovits sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a […]

Amicus Therapeutics Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (FOLD)

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 47,875 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,767% compared to the average daily volume of 2,564 call options. Shares of Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD) opened at $14.84 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio […]

Nu Skin Enterprises Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NUS)

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 1,793 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 936% compared to the average volume of 173 put options. NUS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine raised […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Teekay LNG Partners (TGP)

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 6,048 put options on the company. This is an increase of 4,251% compared to the average daily volume of 139 put options. Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Brookdale Senior Living (BKD)

Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 3,961 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,558% compared to the typical volume of 149 put options. Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. […]

Mohawk Industries Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MHK)

Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MHK) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders bought 2,040 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,755% compared to the typical volume of 110 call options. Mohawk Industries (MHK) opened at $249.76 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $18,562.17, […]

Energizer Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (ENR)

Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 1,142 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,976% compared to the average volume of 55 put options. Energizer (NYSE ENR) opened at $53.85 on Tuesday. Energizer has a 1 year low of […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Reliance Steel & Aluminum (RS)

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (NYSE:RS) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 6,078 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 8,226% compared to the typical volume of 73 call options. In other Reliance Steel & Aluminum news, SVP William A. Smith II sold 1,123 […]

Traders Buy High Volume of NRG Yield, Inc. Class C Call Options (NYLD)

NRG Yield, Inc. Class C (NYSE:NYLD) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 6,016 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,672% compared to the typical volume of 217 call options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Shell Midstream Partners (SHLX)

Shell Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:SHLX) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders bought 2,421 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 935% compared to the average daily volume of 234 put options. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in […]

Ferro Co. (FOE) Short Interest Up 57.8% in January

Ferro Co. (NYSE:FOE) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,623,050 shares, a growth of 57.8% from the January 12th total of 1,028,781 shares. Approximately 2.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

Energizer Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ENR)

Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 773 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,210% compared to the average volume of 59 call options. Shares of Energizer (NYSE ENR) opened at $53.85 on Friday. Energizer has a 1 year low […]

Nexstar Media Group Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NXST)

Nexstar Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:NXST) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 17,790 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,306% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,265 call options. Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) opened at $73.25 on Friday. The company has a […]

Monsanto (MON) Short Interest Update

Monsanto (NYSE:MON) was the target of a large growth in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,982,967 shares, a growth of 55.0% from the January 12th total of 4,503,823 shares. Approximately 1.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Oshkosh Put Options (OSK)

Oshkosh Corp (NYSE:OSK) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 7,558 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,561% compared to the average daily volume of 284 put options. Shares of Oshkosh (OSK) opened at $84.99 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Flowserve Call Options (FLS)

Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 5,100 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 5,567% compared to the typical daily volume of 90 call options. Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. University of Texas Investment Managment Co. acquired a new stake […]

Antero Midstream GP LP (AMGP) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Antero Midstream GP LP (NYSE:AMGP) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 731,523 shares, a decrease of 56.8% from the January 12th total of 1,693,753 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 743,506 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.0 […]

SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) Short Interest Update

SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (NYSEARCA:FEZ) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,423,680 shares, a decrease of 42.9% from the January 12th total of 5,992,151 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,471,533 shares, the […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Henry Schein (HSIC)

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 5,372 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,274% compared to the average daily volume of 391 put options. In related news, Director Barry J. Alperin sold 5,796 shares of Henry Schein stock in a […]

KEYW Target of Unusually High Options Trading (KEYW)

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 1,116 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,429% compared to the typical volume of 73 call options. Several research firms recently weighed in on KEYW. BidaskClub raised shares of KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” […]

LivePerson Sees Unusually High Options Volume (LPSN)

LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders purchased 1,500 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 971% compared to the average volume of 140 put options. A number of brokerages recently commented on LPSN. Zacks Investment Research downgraded LivePerson from a “hold” rating to a […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Community Health Systems Put Options (CYH)

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 11,312 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,162% compared to the typical volume of 500 put options. A number of analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine lowered Community Health Systems from a “sell” rating […]

Varian Medical Systems Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (VAR)

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 2,129 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,265% compared to the average volume of 156 call options. VAR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Varian […]

CYS Investments Inc (CYS) Short Interest Update

CYS Investments Inc (NYSE:CYS) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,307,556 shares, an increase of 106.7% from the January 12th total of 2,567,599 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,935,357 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 days. […]

Short Interest in Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf (BWX) Rises By 293.9%

Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf (BMV:BWX) was the target of a large growth in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,974,712 shares, a growth of 293.9% from the January 12th total of 501,273 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 469,998 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Sensient Technologies Co. (SXT) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Sensient Technologies Co. (NYSE:SXT) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,044,401 shares, an increase of 54.1% from the January 12th total of 677,792 shares. Approximately 2.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

Short Interest in Target Co. (TGT) Declines By 7.6%

Target Co. (NYSE:TGT) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 43,445,381 shares, a decrease of 7.6% from the January 12th total of 47,008,366 shares. Currently, 8.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an […]

VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (UGAZ) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (NYSEARCA:UGAZ) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,891,001 shares, a drop of 54.1% from the January 12th total of 6,291,630 shares. […]

BankUnited (BKU) Short Interest Up 86.2% in January

BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,517,074 shares, an increase of 86.2% from the January 12th total of 814,548 shares. Currently, 1.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of […]

iShares MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT) Short Interest Down 44.4% in January

iShares MSCI Taiwan Index (NYSEARCA:EWT) saw a large decline in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,696,431 shares, a decline of 44.4% from the January 12th total of 3,053,179 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,494,544 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.3 days. Shares […]

Apollo Global Management LLC (APO) Short Interest Down 61.3% in January

Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,429,400 shares, a drop of 61.3% from the January 12th total of 3,691,401 shares. Approximately 0.8% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an […]

Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,381,033 shares, a decline of 40.3% from the January 12th total of 3,985,832 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,727,545 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Chegg Put Options (CHGG)

Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 1,927 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,327% compared to the typical volume of 135 put options. A number of equities analysts have weighed in on CHGG shares. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating […]

Short Interest in Shaw Communications Inc (SJR) Increases By 110.0%

Shaw Communications Inc (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) saw a large increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,335,106 shares, an increase of 110.0% from the January 12th total of 1,588,471 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 547,196 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.1 days. Approximately 0.8% […]

Plains GP Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (PAGP)

Plains GP Holdings LP (NYSE:PAGP) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,070 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,474% compared to the average volume of 68 put options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. […]

Nokia Oyj (NOK) Short Interest Update

Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 33,210,877 shares, a growth of 12.2% from the January 12th total of 29,598,713 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 17,172,945 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

VMware, Inc. (VMW) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,945,750 shares, a decline of 15.5% from the January 12th total of 23,592,824 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,200,538 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.2 days. Approximately […]

Everi Holdings Inc (EVRI) Short Interest Down 42.7% in January

Everi Holdings Inc (NYSE:EVRI) saw a large drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 435,751 shares, a drop of 42.7% from the January 12th total of 760,127 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 674,941 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.6 days. Approximately 0.7% of […]

Short Interest in ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil (UCO) Declines By 72.8%

ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil (NYSEARCA:UCO) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,680,303 shares, a decline of 72.8% from the January 12th total of 13,535,279 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,626,014 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Market Vectors Emerging Mkts Local ETF (EMLC) Short Interest Down 45.0% in January

Market Vectors Emerging Mkts Local ETF (NYSEARCA:EMLC) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,677,892 shares, a decline of 45.0% from the January 12th total of 3,052,052 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,475,322 shares, […]

Cousins Properties Inc (CUZ) Short Interest Update

Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 21,109,814 shares, a decline of 18.5% from the January 12th total of 25,915,935 shares. Approximately 5.1% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of […]