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Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Nordstrom Put Options (JWN)

Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 12,505 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,047% compared to the average daily volume of 1,090 put options. A number of analysts have recently issued reports on JWN shares. Nomura increased their price target on […]

Nuvectra Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NVTR)

Nuvectra Corp (NASDAQ:NVTR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,907 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,516% compared to the average volume of 118 call options. Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. First Manhattan Co. purchased a new position in shares […]

Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc (GPMT) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc (NYSE:GPMT) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,037,494 shares, a growth of 56.6% from the July 13th total of 1,301,361 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,155,495 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,772,744 shares, a growth of 72.9% from the July 13th total of 2,182,656 shares. Currently, 2.5% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on […]

MFA Finl Inc/SH (MFA) Short Interest Update

MFA Finl Inc/SH (NYSE:MFA) saw a large increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,692,213 shares, an increase of 46.3% from the July 13th total of 2,524,081 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,192,268 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.2 days. Approximately 0.9% of […]

ManpowerGroup Inc. (MAN) Short Interest Up 75.3% in July

ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,812,337 shares, a growth of 75.3% from the July 13th total of 1,033,875 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,245,214 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.5 days. Currently, […]

HP Inc. (HPQ) Short Interest Update

HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) saw a large decrease in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,625,684 shares, a decrease of 21.1% from the July 13th total of 24,879,010 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,630,312 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.5 days. Approximately 1.2% of the […]

Short Interest in Under Armour Inc Class A (UAA) Decreases By 7.0%

Under Armour Inc Class A (NYSE:UAA) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 50,457,872 shares, a decline of 7.0% from the July 13th total of 54,281,174 shares. Currently, 27.3% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Smart Sand Inc (SND) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Smart Sand Inc (NASDAQ:SND) saw a large drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,838,169 shares, a drop of 6.1% from the July 13th total of 7,280,758 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 578,743 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 11.8 days. Approximately 31.1% of […]

Short Interest in Supervalu Inc. (SVU) Drops By 1.6%

Supervalu Inc. (NYSE:SVU) saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 9,654,287 shares, a decrease of 1.6% from the July 13th total of 9,811,113 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,107,371 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Approximately […]

Short Interest in Cousins Properties Inc (CUZ) Decreases By 40.5%

Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 9,089,728 shares, a decrease of 40.5% from the July 13th total of 15,286,605 shares. Currently, 2.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on […]

Visa Inc (V) Short Interest Update

Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 31,071,766 shares, an increase of 10.1% from the July 13th total of 28,213,960 shares. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an […]

Resolute Energy Corp (REN) Short Interest Update

Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE:REN) saw a large drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,252,525 shares, a drop of 7.0% from the July 13th total of 5,649,300 shares. Currently, 29.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 386,875 […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Live Nation Entertainment Put Options (LYV)

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 1,564 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,296% compared to the typical volume of 112 put options. Shares of LYV opened at $48.69 on Friday. Live Nation Entertainment has a 52-week low […]

NCI Building Systems Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NCS)

NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 1,001 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,151% compared to the typical volume of 80 call options. Shares of NYSE:NCS opened at $14.60 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $975.92 million, a P/E ratio […]

NetApp Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NTAP)

NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders bought 11,441 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,029% compared to the average daily volume of 1,013 call options. In related news, VP Joel D. Reich sold 23,108 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction […]

Flexion Therapeutics Inc (FLXN) Short Interest Down 3.7% in July

Flexion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FLXN) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,518,815 shares, a drop of 3.7% from the July 13th total of 10,922,687 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 387,639 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in PowerShares DB Com Indx Trckng Fund (DBC) Drops By 89.4%

PowerShares DB Com Indx Trckng Fund (BMV:DBC) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 619,663 shares, a decrease of 89.4% from the July 13th total of 5,832,233 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,674,322 shares, the […]

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 22,989,409 shares, an increase of 16.9% from the July 13th total of 19,662,161 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 15,293,238 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Air Lease Call Options (AL)

Air Lease Corp (NYSE:AL) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders purchased 748 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 939% compared to the average volume of 72 call options. In other news, EVP Marc H. Baer sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, […]

Cheniere Energy Partners Target of Unusually High Options Trading (CQP)

Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEAMERICAN:CQP) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 4,616 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,486% compared to the average daily volume of 291 put options. Several brokerages have recently issued reports on CQP. Wells Fargo & Co set a $45.00 price […]

Short Interest in ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY) Declines By 41.2%

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEARCA:UVXY) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,786,209 shares, a drop of 41.2% from the July 13th total of 8,134,971 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 25,208,581 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Exchange-Traded Fund (MINT) Short Interest Update

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSEARCA:MINT) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 371,547 shares, a decrease of 54.4% from the July 13th total of 815,190 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 939,582 shares, the […]

Zogenix Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ZGNX)

Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 3,109 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,064% compared to the average daily volume of 267 call options. Shares of NASDAQ:ZGNX opened at $46.65 on Thursday. Zogenix has a one year low of $11.25 and a one […]

PVH Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (PVH)

PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 8,579 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,014% compared to the typical daily volume of 770 call options. A number of analysts recently issued reports on PVH shares. Zacks Investment Research raised PVH from […]

Simon Property Group Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (SPG)

Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:SPG) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 9,537 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,349% compared to the average daily volume of 658 call options. SPG has been the topic of several recent research reports. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “$170.72” […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Avalara (AVLR)

Avalara Inc (NYSE:AVLR) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,352 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 880% compared to the typical volume of 138 put options. AVLR has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Avalara in […]

PetIQ Target of Unusually High Options Trading (PETQ)

PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ:PETQ) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 1,938 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,709% compared to the typical daily volume of 69 call options. In related news, CFO John Newland sold 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction […]

United Technologies Sees Unusually High Options Volume (UTX)

United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 48,174 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 970% compared to the typical volume of 4,504 call options. In related news, VP Robert J. Bailey sold 828 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on SBA Communications (SBAC)

SBA Communications Co. (NASDAQ:SBAC) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 3,813 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,224% compared to the average daily volume of 288 put options. A number of research firms have recently issued reports on SBAC. BidaskClub lowered SBA Communications from […]

Lazard Ltd (LAZ) Short Interest Up 59.2% in July

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,044,276 shares, a growth of 59.2% from the July 13th total of 1,283,720 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 546,801 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 51,872,174 shares, a decline of 7.0% from the July 13th total of 55,760,111 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,571,716 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.3 days. Currently, […]

DowDuPont Inc (DWDP) Short Interest Down 17.1% in July

DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 16,586,647 shares, a decline of 17.1% from the July 13th total of 20,008,507 shares. Approximately 0.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading […]

ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NLY) Short Interest Up 19.8% in July

ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 37,569,172 shares, a growth of 19.8% from the July 13th total of 31,358,349 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,349,260 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Short Interest in MYOS Co. common stock (MYOS) Declines By 31.7%

MYOS Co. common stock (NASDAQ:MYOS) saw a significant decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 402,311 shares, a decline of 31.7% from the July 13th total of 589,109 shares. Approximately 9.8% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 86,075 shares, […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Brinker International (EAT)

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 4,365 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 784% compared to the average volume of 494 call options. In related news, EVP Kelli Valade sold 4,224 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, […]

Genesco Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (GCO)

Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 738 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 768% compared to the average volume of 85 put options. A number of research firms recently weighed in on GCO. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genesco from a “hold” rating to […]

Short Interest in AMBEV S A/S (ABEV) Drops By 33.0%

AMBEV S A/S (NYSE:ABEV) saw a large decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 18,786,847 shares, a decline of 33.0% from the July 13th total of 28,054,295 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 34,430,305 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.5 days. Several research firms […]

Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,236,819 shares, a drop of 17.5% from the July 13th total of 12,414,558 shares. Approximately 25.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average […]

Centurylink Inc (CTL) Short Interest Down 6.2% in July

Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) was the target of a large drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 81,374,628 shares, a drop of 6.2% from the July 13th total of 86,797,804 shares. Currently, 7.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of SM Energy Put Options (SM)

SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 3,373 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,300% compared to the typical volume of 241 put options. Shares of NYSE SM opened at $26.65 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $3.18 […]

PJT Partners Inc (PJT) Short Interest Up 84.9% in July

PJT Partners Inc (NYSE:PJT) saw a significant increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,011,366 shares, an increase of 84.9% from the July 13th total of 547,005 shares. Currently, 5.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 191,167 […]

Switch Target of Unusually High Options Trading (SWCH)

Switch Inc (NYSE:SWCH) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 7,433 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 777% compared to the typical volume of 848 call options. Shares of NYSE:SWCH opened at $10.35 on Thursday. Switch has a 1 year low of $10.00 and a […]

TransUnion (TRU) Short Interest Up 58.6% in July

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,315,515 shares, a growth of 58.6% from the July 13th total of 1,459,884 shares. Approximately 1.3% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume […]

XPO Logistics Inc (XPO) Short Interest Update

XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,832,447 shares, a drop of 37.0% from the July 13th total of 12,432,334 shares. Approximately 6.6% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of […]

Insteel Industries Inc (IIIN) Short Interest Update

Insteel Industries Inc (NASDAQ:IIIN) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 354,886 shares, a decline of 44.6% from the July 13th total of 640,774 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 270,626 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Cadence Design Systems (CDNS)

Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 6,340 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 929% compared to the typical volume of 616 call options. Several equities research analysts have weighed in on CDNS shares. Needham & Company LLC upgraded Cadence Design Systems from […]

iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasry Bnd Fd (IEI) Short Interest Update

iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasry Bnd Fd (BMV:IEI) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 300,279 shares, a decrease of 50.0% from the July 13th total of 600,816 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 478,690 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in IMPINJ Inc (PI) Declines By 9.9%

IMPINJ Inc (NASDAQ:PI) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,293,450 shares, a decline of 9.9% from the July 13th total of 5,871,996 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 335,235 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

TherapeuticsMD Inc (TXMD) Short Interest Update

TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ:TXMD) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 58,225,491 shares, a drop of 2.1% from the July 13th total of 59,455,698 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,977,981 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]