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Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES)

NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 39,639 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,698% compared to the average daily volume of 2,205 call options. Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Ridgewood Investments LLC raised its holdings […]

Suncor Energy Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:SU)

Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 2,865 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 852% compared to the typical volume of 301 put options. Several research firms have recently weighed in on SU. Raymond James set a $48.00 price objective on […]

Sanofi Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NYSE:SNY)

Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders purchased 12,970 call options on the company. This is an increase of 2,258% compared to the average daily volume of 550 call options. SNY has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Sanofi from a “hold” […]

Healthequity Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NASDAQ:HQY)

Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 1,018 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 843% compared to the average volume of 108 put options. HQY has been the topic of several analyst reports. Barrington Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 target price […]

G-III Apparel Group Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:GIII)

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GIII) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 2,561 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,511% compared to the average volume of 159 put options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in […]

AeroVironment Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NASDAQ:AVAV)

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 1,505 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,040% compared to the average daily volume of 132 call options. In other AeroVironment news, Chairman Timothy E. Conver sold 6,896 shares of AeroVironment stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 2nd. […]

Associated Banc Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NYSE:ASB)

Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 709 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 913% compared to the typical daily volume of 70 call options. Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Bank of America set a $19.00 […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Put Options (NYSE:NGVC)

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 1,156 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,735% compared to the average daily volume of 63 put options. NGVC opened at $9.32 on Thursday. The company has a quick […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Healthequity (NASDAQ:HQY)

Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 1,119 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 882% compared to the average daily volume of 114 call options. HQY has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Skyline (NYSEAMERICAN:SKY)

Skyline Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:SKY) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders purchased 2,001 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 906% compared to the average daily volume of 199 call options. Shares of NYSEAMERICAN SKY opened at $32.80 on Wednesday. Skyline has a 52-week low of $12.72 and […]

Tractor Supply Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NASDAQ:TSCO)

Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 4,876 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,382% compared to the average daily volume of 329 put options. Shares of TSCO opened at $94.65 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 1.60 […]

Ameriprise Financial Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NYSE:AMP)

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE:AMP) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,949 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,645% compared to the average daily volume of 71 put options. Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ameriprise Financial from a […]

Avalara Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSE:AVLR)

Avalara Inc (NYSE:AVLR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders purchased 2,940 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,100% compared to the typical daily volume of 245 put options. In other news, insider Scott M. Mcfarlane sold 39,802 shares of the business’s stock in a […]

Nasdaq Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:NDAQ)

Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors purchased 1,803 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,143% compared to the average volume of 145 call options. A number of brokerages recently issued reports on NDAQ. UBS Group downgraded Nasdaq from a “buy” rating to […]

Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NYSEARCA:XLC)

Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLC) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 6,780 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,621% compared to the typical daily volume of 394 put options. NYSEARCA XLC opened at $51.96 on Wednesday. Communication Services Select Sector […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE:HLF)

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd (NYSE:HLF) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 7,077 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,542% compared to the average daily volume of 431 put options. A number of analysts recently weighed in on HLF shares. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Brighthouse Financial Put Options (NASDAQ:BHF)

Brighthouse Financial Inc (NASDAQ:BHF) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 6,982 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,118% compared to the average volume of 217 put options. Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BHF. Commonwealth Equity Services […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Cadence Design Systems Put Options (NASDAQ:CDNS)

Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 1,819 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,403% compared to the typical daily volume of 121 put options. CDNS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co […]

Macerich Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSE:MAC)

Macerich Co (NYSE:MAC) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders bought 12,568 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,746% compared to the typical daily volume of 681 put options. A number of brokerages have weighed in on MAC. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Macerich from a “strong […]

Saia Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NASDAQ:SAIA)

Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors acquired 1,025 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,910% compared to the typical daily volume of 51 put options. Shares of SAIA stock opened at $86.51 on Wednesday. Saia has a fifty-two week low of $52.04 and a […]

Novavax Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NASDAQ:NVAX)

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 1,217 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,366% compared to the average volume of 83 put options. In other news, CFO John Trizzino sold 5,578 shares of Novavax stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 11th. The stock […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT)

Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 15,496 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,540% compared to the typical volume of 945 put options. Shares of Mattel stock opened at $11.46 on Tuesday. The business has a 50 day moving average of […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG)

MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 1,346 put options on the company. This is an increase of 2,488% compared to the typical volume of 52 put options. Shares of NYSE:MTG opened at $14.09 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Fossil Group Call Options (NASDAQ:FOSL)

Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ:FOSL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 9,488 call options on the company. This is an increase of 883% compared to the average daily volume of 965 call options. Shares of NASDAQ:FOSL opened at $7.33 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $378.37 […]

Apellis Pharmaceuticals Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NASDAQ:APLS)

Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:APLS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 2,653 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,379% compared to the average volume of 107 call options. In related news, CEO Cedric Francois sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Genesis Energy (NYSE:GEL)

Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE:GEL) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 2,014 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,862% compared to the average volume of 68 call options. In related news, Director Kenneth M. Jastrow II purchased 30,295 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on […]

WideOpenWest Inc (NYSE:WOW) Short Interest Down 5.0% in November

WideOpenWest Inc (NYSE:WOW) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,510,000 shares, a decrease of 5.0% from the October 31st total of 1,590,000 shares. Approximately 3.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume […]

Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) Short Interest Update

Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,950,000 shares, a drop of 5.1% from the October 31st total of 3,110,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,260,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days. […]

Upland Software Inc (NASDAQ:UPLD) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Upland Software Inc (NASDAQ:UPLD) saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,740,000 shares, a decrease of 5.1% from the October 31st total of 3,940,000 shares. Approximately 18.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) Short Interest Down 5.5% in November

Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 29,940,000 shares, a decrease of 5.5% from the October 31st total of 31,680,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,220,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

First Financial Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:FFIN) Short Interest Update

First Financial Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:FFIN) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 9,430,000 shares, a drop of 5.1% from the October 31st total of 9,940,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 396,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Radiant Logistics Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:RLGT) Short Interest Update

Radiant Logistics Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:RLGT) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,870,000 shares, a drop of 5.6% from the October 31st total of 1,980,000 shares. Approximately 5.2% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 999,900 shares, a drop of 5.7% from the October 31st total of 1,060,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 336,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

BOSTON OMAHA Corp (NASDAQ:BOMN) Short Interest Down 5.7% in November

BOSTON OMAHA Corp (NASDAQ:BOMN) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 640,400 shares, a decrease of 5.7% from the October 31st total of 679,400 shares. Approximately 3.1% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of […]

Kadmon Holdings Inc (NYSE:KDMN) Short Interest Down 6.3% in November

Kadmon Holdings Inc (NYSE:KDMN) saw a large decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 9,290,000 shares, a decrease of 6.3% from the October 31st total of 9,910,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 659,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 14.1 days. Approximately 8.1% of […]

Otonomy Inc (NASDAQ:OTIC) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Otonomy Inc (NASDAQ:OTIC) was the target of a large decline in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 113,700 shares, a decline of 6.4% from the October 31st total of 121,500 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 56,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, […]

Short Interest in Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE:HMY) Declines By 6.8%

Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE:HMY) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,840,000 shares, a drop of 6.8% from the October 31st total of 7,340,000 shares. Currently, 1.3% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an […]

VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 535,200 shares, a decrease of 7.0% from the October 31st total of 575,500 shares. Currently, 5.5% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 131,900 […]

Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 10,080,000 shares, a decline of 6.1% from the October 31st total of 10,730,000 shares. Currently, 1.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Short Interest in Empire Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:NYNY) Declines By 6.2%

Empire Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:NYNY) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 182,600 shares, a drop of 6.2% from the October 31st total of 194,700 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) Short Interest Update

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,290,000 shares, a drop of 6.5% from the October 31st total of 1,380,000 shares. Approximately 2.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. […]

Short Interest in Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) Decreases By 6.3%

Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) saw a significant decline in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,180,000 shares, a decline of 6.3% from the October 31st total of 4,460,000 shares. Approximately 8.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,230,000 […]

New Relic Inc (NYSE:NEWR) Short Interest Update

New Relic Inc (NYSE:NEWR) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,630,000 shares, a drop of 6.9% from the October 31st total of 3,900,000 shares. Approximately 7.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on […]

TriCo Bancshares (NASDAQ:TCBK) Short Interest Down 5.8% in November

TriCo Bancshares (NASDAQ:TCBK) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 403,400 shares, a decline of 5.8% from the October 31st total of 428,200 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 58,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.9 days. Approximately […]

Innovative Solutions & Support Inc (NASDAQ:ISSC) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

Innovative Solutions & Support Inc (NASDAQ:ISSC) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 37,600 shares, a decrease of 5.3% from the October 31st total of 39,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Short Interest in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) Declines By 7.1%

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 12,490,000 shares, a drop of 7.1% from the October 31st total of 13,440,000 shares. Approximately 2.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on […]

Short Interest in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) Declines By 6.5%

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,720,000 shares, a decrease of 6.5% from the October 31st total of 1,840,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 378,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.5 days. […]

Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:GSV) Short Interest Update

Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:GSV) saw a significant decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,900,000 shares, a decrease of 6.8% from the October 31st total of 6,330,000 shares. Currently, 3.5% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 779,700 […]

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) Short Interest Update

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,200,000 shares, a drop of 6.0% from the October 31st total of 5,530,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,160,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days. […]

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,830,000 shares, a drop of 6.0% from the October 31st total of 3,010,000 shares. Approximately 2.1% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]