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Vericel Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NASDAQ:VCEL)

Vericel Corp (NASDAQ:VCEL) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 1,053 call options on the company. This is an increase of 953% compared to the average daily volume of 100 call options. In related news, COO Michael Halpin sold 15,047 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Commercial Metals Put Options (NYSE:CMC)

Commercial Metals (NYSE:CMC) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 5,631 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 4,839% compared to the average daily volume of 114 put options. Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Strs Ohio bought a new position in shares […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on VF (NYSE:VFC)

VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 13,171 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,001% compared to the average volume of 627 call options. VFC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Susquehanna Bancshares restated a “buy” […]

TAL Education Group Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:TAL)

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors bought 14,560 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,247% compared to the typical volume of 1,081 put options. A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Macquarie raised shares of TAL Education […]

Fidelity National Information Servcs Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:FIS)

Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc (NYSE:FIS) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 7,527 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 820% compared to the typical daily volume of 818 call options. In other Fidelity National Information Servcs news, EVP Marc M. Mayo sold 18,084 shares of the company’s […]

Baker Hughes Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NYSE:BKR)

Baker Hughes Company (NYSE:BKR) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 5,551 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,964% compared to the typical daily volume of 269 put options. Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. Bernstein Bank assumed coverage on Baker Hughes in […]

Aramark Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NYSE:ARMK)

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 3,975 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 3,650% compared to the typical volume of 106 call options. In other Aramark news, CEO John J. Zillmer purchased 35,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 21st. The […]

Pentair Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NYSE:PNR)

Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,002 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,516% compared to the typical volume of 62 put options. PNR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Morgan Stanley set a $43.00 […]

Texas Instruments Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NASDAQ:TXN)

Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 36,579 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 830% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,934 call options. Shares of NASDAQ:TXN opened at $133.34 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $123.11 billion, […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Grocery Outlet Put Options (NYSE:GO)

Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (NYSE:GO) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 957 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,372% compared to the average daily volume of 65 put options. NYSE GO opened at $35.60 on Thursday. Grocery Outlet has a 12 month low of $27.75 […]

Novavax Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NASDAQ:NVAX)

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 11,098 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,005% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,004 call options. NVAX opened at $9.82 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $184.38 million, […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Yeti (NYSE:YETI)

Yeti Holdings Inc (NYSE:YETI) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 29,456 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 967% compared to the average volume of 2,761 call options. In other news, SVP Kirk A. Zambetti sold 32,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a […]

Overstock.com Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:OSTK)

Overstock.com Inc (NASDAQ:OSTK) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 11,001 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,706% compared to the typical daily volume of 609 put options. OSTK has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Overstock.com from […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of NortonLifeLock Call Options (NASDAQ:NLOK)

NortonLifeLock Inc. (NASDAQ:NLOK) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 23,298 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 657% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,076 call options. Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a […]

Amphenol Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSE:APH)

Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 1,770 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,763% compared to the typical volume of 95 put options. In related news, VP David M. Silverman sold 9,000 shares of Amphenol stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December […]

Investors Buy High Volume of AudioCodes Call Options (NASDAQ:AUDC)

AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ:AUDC) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 2,812 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,578% compared to the average volume of 105 call options. NASDAQ AUDC opened at $28.12 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a current ratio […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Banco Bradesco Call Options (NYSE:BBD)

Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 42,206 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,061% compared to the average daily volume of 3,634 call options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BBD. […]

B&G Foods Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSE:BGS)

B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 10,279 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 3,015% compared to the typical daily volume of 330 put options. A number of analysts recently weighed in on BGS shares. BMO Capital Markets decreased their […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Yum China Put Options (NYSE:YUMC)

Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors purchased 2,344 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,586% compared to the typical daily volume of 139 put options. NYSE:YUMC opened at $46.00 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $18.74 billion, a PE […]

Short Interest in Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GHSI) Drops By 6.6%

Guardion Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GHSI) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,140,000 shares, a drop of 6.6% from the December 15th total of 2,290,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,440,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) Short Interest Update

QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,000,000 shares, a drop of 6.5% from the December 15th total of 3,210,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 459,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

PBF Logistics LP (NYSE:PBFX) Short Interest Down 6.2% in December

PBF Logistics LP (NYSE:PBFX) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 172,100 shares, a drop of 6.2% from the December 15th total of 183,400 shares. Currently, 0.6% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of […]

Short Interest in Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) Declines By 6.2%

Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,860,000 shares, a decrease of 6.2% from the December 15th total of 3,050,000 shares. Approximately 4.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of […]

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) was the target of a large decline in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,720,000 shares, a decline of 5.9% from the December 15th total of 9,270,000 shares. Currently, 5.0% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of […]

OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,840,000 shares, a decline of 6.7% from the December 15th total of 5,190,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,150,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.2 […]

Barrett Business Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBSI) Short Interest Down 6.7% in December

Barrett Business Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBSI) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 56,000 shares, a decline of 6.7% from the December 15th total of 60,000 shares. Approximately 0.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average […]

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,120,000 shares, a decline of 6.6% from the December 15th total of 3,340,000 shares. Currently, 13.5% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Short Interest in Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (NASDAQ:BGFV) Drops By 7.1%

Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (NASDAQ:BGFV) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,210,000 shares, a drop of 7.1% from the December 15th total of 4,530,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 288,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Forescout Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:FSCT) Short Interest Down 6.9% in December

Forescout Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:FSCT) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,760,000 shares, a decrease of 6.9% from the December 15th total of 1,890,000 shares. Approximately 4.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Short Interest in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) Decreases By 7.2%

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 28,530,000 shares, a decline of 7.2% from the December 15th total of 30,750,000 shares. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based […]

ConnectOne Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:CNOB) Short Interest Update

ConnectOne Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:CNOB) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 862,300 shares, an increase of 6.2% from the December 15th total of 811,700 shares. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on […]

Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE:HUBB) Short Interest Update

Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE:HUBB) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 801,600 shares, a growth of 6.6% from the December 15th total of 751,900 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 228,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) Short Interest Up 6.3% in December

Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,200,000 shares, a growth of 6.3% from the December 15th total of 3,010,000 shares. Currently, 3.9% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average trading volume […]

Short Interest in Farmers National Banc Corp (NASDAQ:FMNB) Increases By 6.5%

Farmers National Banc Corp (NASDAQ:FMNB) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 178,100 shares, a growth of 6.5% from the December 15th total of 167,300 shares. Approximately 0.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average […]

Ferro Co. (NYSE:FOE) Short Interest Update

Ferro Co. (NYSE:FOE) was the target of a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,560,000 shares, a growth of 6.7% from the December 15th total of 5,210,000 shares. Currently, 6.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume […]

Dropcar Inc (NASDAQ:DCAR) Short Interest Update

Dropcar Inc (NASDAQ:DCAR) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 264,300 shares, an increase of 6.9% from the December 15th total of 247,200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 254,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Short Interest in Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI) Expands By 6.9%

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI) saw a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,740,000 shares, an increase of 6.9% from the December 15th total of 10,050,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,620,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.6 days. Approximately 17.8% […]

Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) Short Interest Update

Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,890,000 shares, a decrease of 6.1% from the December 15th total of 7,340,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 706,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Intec Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ:NTEC) Short Interest Update

Intec Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ:NTEC) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 741,800 shares, a decrease of 6.8% from the December 15th total of 796,300 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 449,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

The Providence Service Co. (NASDAQ:PRSC) Short Interest Update

The Providence Service Co. (NASDAQ:PRSC) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 258,800 shares, a decrease of 6.2% from the December 15th total of 275,800 shares. Currently, 2.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume […]

Short Interest in Nomura Holdings Inc (NYSE:NMR) Drops By 5.8%

Nomura Holdings Inc (NYSE:NMR) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 557,100 shares, a decline of 5.8% from the December 15th total of 591,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 144,600 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ANIP) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ANIP) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 705,700 shares, a decline of 5.6% from the December 15th total of 747,900 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 168,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Short Interest in EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) Decreases By 5.5%

EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,030,000 shares, a drop of 5.5% from the December 15th total of 8,500,000 shares. Approximately 16.1% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an […]

Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,040,000 shares, an increase of 7.2% from the December 15th total of 3,770,000 shares. Approximately 8.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an […]

Short Interest in Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) Increases By 7.5%

Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 807,300 shares, a growth of 7.5% from the December 15th total of 751,300 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 93,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Concrete Pumping Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BBCP) Short Interest Up 7.7% in December

Concrete Pumping Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BBCP) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 751,900 shares, an increase of 7.7% from the December 15th total of 698,400 shares. Currently, 2.8% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume […]

StarTek, Inc. (NYSE:SRT) Short Interest Update

StarTek, Inc. (NYSE:SRT) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 243,200 shares, a drop of 7.1% from the December 15th total of 261,700 shares. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]

Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) Short Interest Update

Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) was the target of a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,090,000 shares, a drop of 5.4% from the December 15th total of 2,210,000 shares. Currently, 1.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading […]

Retail Value Inc (NYSE:RVI) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Retail Value Inc (NYSE:RVI) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 148,400 shares, a growth of 6.5% from the December 15th total of 139,400 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) was the target of a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 9,650,000 shares, a growth of 8.1% from the December 15th total of 8,930,000 shares. Approximately 13.3% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume […]