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Zions Bancorp Sees Unusually High Options Volume (ZION)

Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 2,636 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 831% compared to the typical daily volume of 283 put options. In other news, President Scott J. Mclean sold 31,309 shares of the stock in a transaction […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 14,006 call options on the company. This is an increase of 3,748% compared to the typical volume of 364 call options. Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN)

Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 1,051 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,921% compared to the average volume of 52 put options. A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on BLMN shares. Barclays upped their price objective on […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Crocs Call Options (CROX)

Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders purchased 2,530 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,321% compared to the average volume of 178 call options. Shares of Crocs opened at $17.09 on Tuesday, Marketbeat reports. Crocs has a 1-year low of $6.39 and […]

Zions Bancorp Sees Unusually High Options Volume (ZION)

Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 2,636 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 831% compared to the average daily volume of 283 put options. In other Zions Bancorp news, President Scott J. Mclean sold 31,309 shares of Zions Bancorp stock […]

Bloomin’ Brands Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (BLMN)

Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 1,051 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,921% compared to the typical volume of 52 put options. In related news, CEO Elizabeth A. Smith sold 212,791 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction […]

JLL Target of Unusually High Options Trading (JLL)

JLL (NYSE:JLL) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 666 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,010% compared to the typical daily volume of 60 call options. Several equities analysts have commented on JLL shares. JMP Securities downgraded shares of JLL from an “outperform” […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Boston Properties (BXP)

Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 1,207 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,488% compared to the average daily volume of 76 call options. A number of brokerages recently issued reports on BXP. SunTrust Banks set a $127.00 target price on shares of […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of United Parcel Service Call Options (UPS)

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 107,416 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,723% compared to the typical volume of 5,891 call options. UPS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Loop Capital upgraded shares of United Parcel Service from […]

Radian Group (RDN) Short Interest Update

Radian Group (NYSE:RDN) saw a significant decrease in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,486,969 shares, a decrease of 41.3% from the April 13th total of 2,533,348 shares. Approximately 0.7% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 3,191,579 shares, the short-interest […]

Textainer Group Sees Unusually High Options Volume (TGH)

Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 846 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,467% compared to the typical daily volume of 54 put options. A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on TGH shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded […]

Laredo Petroleum Sees Unusually High Options Volume (LPI)

Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 12,226 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 10,088% compared to the typical daily volume of 120 put options. Several research firms have commented on LPI. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Laredo Petroleum from a […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on SAP (SAP)

SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 14,552 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 3,269% compared to the average daily volume of 432 call options. Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus set a $80.00 price […]

iShares S & P Latin America 40 Index Fund (ILF) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

iShares S & P Latin America 40 Index Fund (NYSEARCA:ILF) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,209,613 shares, a decrease of 42.8% from the April 13th total of 2,114,656 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Bunge Put Options (BG)

Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 5,911 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,321% compared to the average volume of 416 put options. A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on BG shares. Stephens upgraded shares of Bunge from an “equal weight” […]

DHI Group, Inc. (DHX) Short Interest Update

DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE:DHX) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,752,702 shares, a decrease of 37.7% from the April 13th total of 2,812,637 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 658,199 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 days. […]

Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHE) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 333,692 shares, a drop of 47.0% from the April 13th total of 629,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 837,482 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Cohen & Steers Quality (RQI) Short Interest Update

Cohen & Steers Quality (NYSE:RQI) saw a significant drop in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 217,054 shares, a drop of 65.3% from the April 13th total of 625,676 shares. Currently, 0.2% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 393,836 shares, […]

Science Applications International Co. (SAIC) Short Interest Up 48.0% in April

Science Applications International Co. (NYSE:SAIC) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 987,432 shares, an increase of 48.0% from the April 13th total of 667,322 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 238,934 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Caleres (CAL) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Caleres (NYSE:CAL) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,347,271 shares, an increase of 49.7% from the April 13th total of 1,567,670 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 323,020 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 7.3 […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Abaxis Call Options (ABAX)

Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 1,103 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,905% compared to the typical daily volume of 55 call options. In other Abaxis news, insider Achim Henkel sold 3,600 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on CenturyLink (CTL)

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 79,732 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,317% compared to the average volume of 5,628 call options. CenturyLink opened at $19.25 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The company has a market cap of $20.78 billion, a PE ratio of […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Energizer Call Options (ENR)

Energizer (NYSE:ENR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 1,499 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,847% compared to the typical volume of 77 call options. In related news, VP Susan K. Drath sold 13,904 shares of Energizer stock in a transaction on […]

Nordstrom Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (JWN)

Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 6,033 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,728% compared to the typical daily volume of 330 put options. In related news, CMO Scott A. Meden sold 10,186 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on […]

Kroger Sees Unusually High Options Volume (KR)

Kroger (NYSE:KR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 43,366 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,162% compared to the typical volume of 3,437 put options. In related news, VP Todd A. Foley sold 3,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction […]

Mylan Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MYL)

Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 119,236 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 3,034% compared to the average volume of 3,805 call options. In other Mylan news, insider Anthony Mauro sold 12,257 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. The […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Darden Restaurants (DRI)

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 3,728 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,473% compared to the typical volume of 237 put options. A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DRI. Sippican Capital Advisors […]

Constellium Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (CSTM)

Constellium (NYSE:CSTM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 1,100 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,122% compared to the average volume of 90 put options. Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Element Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on PVH (PVH)

PVH (NYSE:PVH) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors acquired 11,110 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 6,397% compared to the average volume of 171 put options. PVH has been the topic of several research reports. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on shares of PVH […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Leucadia National (LUK)

Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 742 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 816% compared to the typical volume of 81 call options. A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of […]

VeriFone Holdings, Inc. (PAY) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

VeriFone Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 5,274,173 shares, a decline of 35.5% from the April 13th total of 8,179,768 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,403,937 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

BP (BP) Short Interest Update

BP (NYSE:BP) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 5,404,566 shares, a drop of 32.0% from the April 13th total of 7,945,121 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,168,260 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days. Approximately 0.2% […]

Nomad Foods Limited (NOMD) Short Interest Update

Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE:NOMD) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 954,918 shares, an increase of 57.6% from the April 13th total of 605,935 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 808,782 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Charles River Laboratories (CRL) Short Interest Down 39.6% in April

Charles River Laboratories (NYSE:CRL) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,285,521 shares, a drop of 39.6% from the April 13th total of 2,126,952 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 269,412 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Cincinnati Bell Put Options (CBB)

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 1,000 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,900% compared to the typical daily volume of 50 put options. CBB has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded Cincinnati Bell from […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Peabody Energy Put Options (BTU)

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 807 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 787% compared to the average daily volume of 91 put options. Shares of Peabody Energy opened at $42.11 on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company has a […]

CarMax Sees Unusually High Options Volume (KMX)

CarMax (NYSE:KMX) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors acquired 3,879 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,305% compared to the typical volume of 276 call options. Shares of NYSE:KMX opened at $66.72 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.61, a quick ratio […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Quality Care Properties (QCP)

Quality Care Properties (NYSE:QCP) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders purchased 3,800 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 6,341% compared to the average volume of 59 call options. NYSE QCP opened at $20.92 on Friday. Quality Care Properties has a 1 year low of $20.96 and a 1 […]

Sonoco (SON) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Sonoco (NYSE:SON) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,660,679 shares, an increase of 49.8% from the April 13th total of 1,776,623 shares. Approximately 2.7% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume […]

Vici Properties (VICI) Short Interest Down 35.0% in April

Vici Properties (NYSE:VICI) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 4,074,068 shares, a decrease of 35.0% from the April 13th total of 6,266,377 shares. Currently, 1.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]

Goldman Sachs MLP (GER) Short Interest Down 43.6% in April

Goldman Sachs MLP (NYSE:GER) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 308,952 shares, a drop of 43.6% from the April 13th total of 547,367 shares. Currently, 0.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

Cactus (WHD) Short Interest Down 63.5% in April

Cactus (NYSE:WHD) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 739,589 shares, a drop of 63.5% from the April 13th total of 2,027,085 shares. Currently, 2.8% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading […]

Short Interest in Ultrapar (UGP) Rises By 45.5%

Ultrapar (NYSE:UGP) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,178,544 shares, a growth of 45.5% from the April 13th total of 1,497,614 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 644,307 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 days. Institutional investors […]

ABB Group (ABB) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

ABB Group (NYSE:ABB) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 4,560,107 shares, a decline of 39.6% from the April 13th total of 7,550,994 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,103,520 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.5 days. A […]

iShares MSCI Spain ETF (EWP) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI Spain ETF (NYSEARCA:EWP) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,248,960 shares, an increase of 181.5% from the April 13th total of 799,038 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,060,741 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

JPMorgan Chase (AMJ) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

JPMorgan Chase (NYSEARCA:AMJ) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 6,749,444 shares, a decrease of 31.8% from the April 13th total of 9,899,453 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,925,318 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days. […]

Short Interest in Spdr Dj International Real Estate Etf (RWX) Drops By 34.6%

Spdr Dj International Real Estate Etf (NYSEARCA:RWX) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,647,749 shares, a decrease of 34.6% from the April 13th total of 2,517,808 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 580,391 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Eldorado Resorts (ERI)

Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ:ERI) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 2,041 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,047% compared to the average volume of 178 call options. ERI has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks reiterated an “average” rating and […]

Patterson Companies Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (PDCO)

Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders bought 1,640 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 3,116% compared to the typical daily volume of 51 call options. A number of analysts have recently commented on PDCO shares. Northcoast Research set a $38.00 price objective on Patterson Companies […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Goldcorp (GG)

Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) (TSE:G) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders bought 22,598 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 973% compared to the typical volume of 2,106 put options. Shares of GG stock opened at $13.57 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a […]