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Versum Materials Inc (VSM) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Versum Materials Inc (NYSE:VSM) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,357,122 shares, a decrease of 43.1% from the January 15th total of 2,384,896 shares. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on […]

Short Interest in Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) Decreases By 39.4%

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 533,214 shares, a drop of 39.4% from the January 15th total of 880,302 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,250,163 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.4 […]

Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportun Fund (GMZ) Short Interest Down 45.3% in January

Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportun Fund (NYSE:GMZ) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 405,851 shares, a decline of 45.3% from the January 15th total of 742,000 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based […]

ProShares UltraPro Short Dow30 (SDOW) Short Interest Update

ProShares UltraPro Short Dow30 (NYSEARCA:SDOW) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 376,698 shares, a drop of 49.5% from the January 15th total of 745,691 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,307,445 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.1 […]

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLRN) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (NYSEARCA:FLRN) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 141,878 shares, a decrease of 86.9% from the January 15th total of 1,085,617 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWT) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,974,308 shares, a decrease of 33.4% from the January 15th total of 2,962,949 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,445,156 shares, the short-interest […]

Short Interest in VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN (DGAZ) Expands By 53.2%

VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN (NYSEARCA:DGAZ) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 854,099 shares, a growth of 53.2% from the January 15th total of 557,508 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,595,776 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (EWL) Short Interest Up 70.6% in January

iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (NYSEARCA:EWL) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,164,343 shares, a growth of 70.6% from the January 15th total of 682,467 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 891,433 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc (HGV) Short Interest Update

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc (NYSE:HGV) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,750,760 shares, a drop of 34.4% from the January 15th total of 7,237,433 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,147,903 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (CP) Short Interest Up 47.0% in January

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 942,820 shares, a growth of 47.0% from the January 15th total of 641,233 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 659,891 shares, the […]

Gardner Denver Holdings Inc (GDI) Short Interest Up 45.5% in January

Gardner Denver Holdings Inc (NYSE:GDI) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,889,675 shares, an increase of 45.5% from the January 15th total of 2,673,843 shares. Approximately 3.1% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based […]

CEMIG (CIG) Short Interest Up 46.6% in January

CEMIG (NYSE:CIG) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,873,948 shares, an increase of 46.6% from the January 15th total of 5,369,954 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,671,815 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 […]

iShares S&P 100 ETF (OEF) Short Interest Update

iShares S&P 100 ETF (NYSEARCA:OEF) was the target of a large increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 911,795 shares, an increase of 42.6% from the January 15th total of 639,360 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 806,986 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.1 […]

Invesco BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCJ) Short Interest Update

Invesco BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSCJ) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 176,353 shares, a decrease of 82.2% from the January 15th total of 991,221 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 487,491 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

ASE Technology Holding Co Ltd (ASX) Short Interest Up 63.9% in January

ASE Technology Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:ASX) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,069,951 shares, a growth of 63.9% from the January 15th total of 652,698 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 856,931 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCL) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSCL) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 292,598 shares, a decline of 50.9% from the January 15th total of 595,779 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 469,341 shares, […]

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (ARR) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,640,418 shares, a decrease of 38.0% from the January 15th total of 4,258,650 shares. Approximately 5.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based […]

Delphi Technologies Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (DLPH)

Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE:DLPH) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 6,095 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,770% compared to the typical volume of 326 put options. A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares […]

Short Interest in Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Declines By 8.8%

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 42,750,118 shares, a decline of 8.8% from the January 15th total of 46,873,778 shares. Approximately 0.7% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) Short Interest Down 4.5% in January

J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 114,602,490 shares, a drop of 4.5% from the January 15th total of 120,057,730 shares. Currently, 38.1% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading […]

CBS Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CBS)

CBS Co. (NYSE:CBS) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders purchased 19,479 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,503% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,215 call options. Several research analysts have recently issued reports on CBS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CBS from a “sell” […]

Moody’s Target of Unusually High Options Trading (MCO)

Moody’s Co. (NYSE:MCO) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors bought 7,170 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 988% compared to the typical daily volume of 659 put options. Shares of MCO opened at $169.26 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.40, a quick ratio of […]

General Electric (GE) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

General Electric (NYSE:GE) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 117,192,509 shares, a drop of 22.5% from the January 15th total of 151,273,237 shares. Currently, 1.4% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 34,557,279 shares, a drop of 18.1% from the January 15th total of 42,215,861 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 14,250,904 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) Short Interest Update

Acacia Research Corp (NASDAQ:ACTG) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 634,620 shares, a drop of 32.0% from the January 15th total of 932,918 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 100,344 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

State Auto Financial Corp (STFC) Short Interest Down 41.5% in January

State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 358,286 shares, a decline of 41.5% from the January 15th total of 612,783 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 37,335 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Antero Resources Sees Unusually High Options Volume (AR)

Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 15,485 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,169% compared to the average volume of 1,220 call options. NYSE:AR opened at $9.07 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.88 billion, a PE ratio of 11.78, […]

Callon Petroleum Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CPE)

Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 3,142 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 3,139% compared to the average daily volume of 97 put options. NYSE CPE opened at $7.80 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio […]

American Axle & Manufact. Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (AXL)

American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 12,246 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 3,140% compared to the typical volume of 378 call options. NYSE:AXL opened at $14.70 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Spark Therapeutics Call Options (ONCE)

Spark Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ONCE) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders acquired 807 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,367% compared to the typical daily volume of 55 call options. A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ONCE. FMR LLC increased its […]

AMN Healthcare Services Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (AMN)

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AMN) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 6,056 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 3,401% compared to the typical volume of 173 put options. Several analysts have commented on AMN shares. Zacks Investment Research cut AMN Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Put Options on West Pharmaceutical Services (WST)

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 1,388 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,019% compared to the typical daily volume of 124 put options. Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of West Pharmaceutical Services from a “sell” rating to […]

Global X MLP ETF (MLPA) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Global X MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:MLPA) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 704,591 shares, a decline of 62.8% from the January 15th total of 1,896,047 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 981,904 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.7 […]

Nordic American Offshore Ltd (NAO) Short Interest Down 88.8% in January

Nordic American Offshore Ltd (NYSE:NAO) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 180,274 shares, a decrease of 88.8% from the January 15th total of 1,615,455 shares. Approximately 4.8% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an […]

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) Short Interest Down 25.2% in January

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 12,521,782 shares, a decline of 25.2% from the January 15th total of 16,742,735 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 18,374,189 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Short Interest in Enbridge Inc (ENB) Drops By 18.6%

Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 27,500,415 shares, a drop of 18.6% from the January 15th total of 33,772,960 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,113,721 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Kinross Gold Co. (KGC) Short Interest Update

Kinross Gold Co. (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 25,875,663 shares, a decline of 37.1% from the January 15th total of 41,113,405 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 11,550,255 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.2 […]

SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF (SRLN) Short Interest Update

SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF (NYSEARCA:SRLN) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,940,767 shares, a growth of 55.2% from the January 15th total of 2,538,864 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 557,630 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Increases By 84.5%

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,079,915 shares, an increase of 84.5% from the January 15th total of 2,211,418 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 10,263,360 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.4 […]

First Data Corp (FDC) Short Interest Up 18.3% in January

First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 26,323,406 shares, an increase of 18.3% from the January 15th total of 22,252,607 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 42,109,489 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

iShares MSCI Australia ETF (EWA) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

iShares MSCI Australia ETF (NYSEARCA:EWA) saw a large increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,818,976 shares, an increase of 34.8% from the January 15th total of 8,025,360 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,816,267 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.8 days. Shares of […]

iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) Short Interest Down 43.8% in January

iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (NASDAQ:TUR) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,361,277 shares, a decrease of 43.8% from the January 15th total of 2,420,592 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 778,220 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in Bank of Montreal (BMO) Increases By 98.5%

Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,481,384 shares, an increase of 98.5% from the January 15th total of 3,264,532 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 509,159 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Golden Minerals Co (AUMN) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Golden Minerals Co (NYSEAMERICAN:AUMN) (TSE:AUM) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,347,082 shares, a decrease of 1.2% from the January 15th total of 2,374,393 shares. Currently, 4.5% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume […]

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (CLF) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 55,431,491 shares, a growth of 14.2% from the January 15th total of 48,543,636 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 11,555,469 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Essendant Inc (ESND) Short Interest Update

Essendant Inc (NASDAQ:ESND) was the target of a large drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 366,198 shares, a drop of 32.0% from the January 15th total of 538,742 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 224,613 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days. […]

Nextgen Healthcare Inc (NXGN) Short Interest Update

Nextgen Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ:NXGN) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,265,414 shares, a decline of 39.5% from the January 15th total of 2,091,584 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 336,806 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on PBF Energy (PBF)

PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 2,678 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,533% compared to the typical volume of 164 put options. PBF Energy stock opened at $34.98 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of LogMeIn Call Options (LOGM)

LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 4,230 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 3,396% compared to the typical daily volume of 121 call options. In other LogMeIn news, Director Michael K. Simon sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction […]

Short Interest in El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (LOCO) Increases By 38.1%

El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,442,229 shares, a growth of 38.1% from the January 15th total of 1,768,333 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 672,248 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]