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Short Interest in Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NAVB) Decreases By 4.6%

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:NAVB) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,149,924 shares, a drop of 4.6% from the March 29th total of 8,540,138 shares. Currently, 5.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading […]

New Gold Inc (NGD) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

New Gold Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:NGD) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 7,411,964 shares, a decline of 8.6% from the March 29th total of 8,109,170 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,779,903 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Short Interest in Denison Mines Corp (DNN) Increases By 8.5%

Denison Mines Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:DNN) (TSE:DML) was the target of a large growth in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,190,925 shares, a growth of 8.5% from the March 29th total of 7,551,041 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 745,499 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 11.0 […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of SAP Put Options (SAP)

SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,694 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,174% compared to the typical daily volume of 133 put options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Financial […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (CCI)

CROWN CASTLE IN/SH SH (NYSE:CCI) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 10,694 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,614% compared to the average daily volume of 624 put options. A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut […]

Flexible Solutions International, Inc. (FSI) Short Interest Up 220.6% in April

Flexible Solutions International, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:FSI) saw a significant growth in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 93,360 shares, a growth of 220.6% from the March 29th total of 29,124 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 142,030 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.7 days. Approximately 1.5% […]

ING Groep Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ING)

ING Groep NV (NYSE:ING) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 56,602 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 10,480% compared to the typical volume of 535 call options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Lindbrook […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of TiVo Call Options (TIVO)

TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 6,114 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 5,836% compared to the typical volume of 103 call options. Shares of TiVo stock opened at $9.46 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1.16 billion, […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Childrens Place Put Options (PLCE)

Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ:PLCE) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 3,780 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,156% compared to the typical daily volume of 301 put options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of GMS Put Options (GMS)

GMS Inc (NYSE:GMS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors purchased 510 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 764% compared to the typical daily volume of 59 put options. Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Public Employees Retirement System […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Allison Transmission Put Options (ALSN)

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc (NYSE:ALSN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 1,600 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,584% compared to the average volume of 95 put options. NYSE:ALSN opened at $48.00 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.83, a […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Whirlpool Put Options (WHR)

Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 6,120 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,605% compared to the typical volume of 359 put options. WHR stock opened at $139.93 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.96 billion, a P/E ratio of […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Darden Restaurants Put Options (DRI)

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 11,155 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 3,240% compared to the average volume of 334 put options. In related news, SVP John W. Madonna sold 330 shares of Darden Restaurants stock in a transaction […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Sientra Call Options (SIEN)

Sientra Inc (NASDAQ:SIEN) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 2,186 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,566% compared to the average daily volume of 82 call options. Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank bought a […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of SLM Call Options (SLM)

SLM Corp (NASDAQ:SLM) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders bought 3,240 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,104% compared to the typical daily volume of 147 call options. Several research firms have recently commented on SLM. BidaskClub raised SLM from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating […]

FTS International Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (FTSI)

FTS International Inc (NYSE:FTSI) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors bought 1,010 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,454% compared to the typical daily volume of 65 put options. Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Legal & General Group Plc increased its […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on BOX (BOX)

Box Inc (NYSE:BOX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 28,779 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,436% compared to the typical volume of 1,135 call options. In other BOX news, VP Jeff Mannie sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Louisiana-Pacific Call Options (LPX)

Louisiana-Pacific Co. (NYSE:LPX) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 1,095 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,047% compared to the average daily volume of 51 call options. In other Louisiana-Pacific news, Director Gary Cook sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction […]

Aqua America Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (WTR)

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 1,397 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,840% compared to the average daily volume of 72 call options. Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Clear Harbor […]

Helmerich & Payne Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (HP)

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 4,409 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,258% compared to the typical volume of 187 call options. HP has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Helmerich & Payne from a “hold” […]

Under Armour Sees Unusually High Options Volume (UA)

Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 4,779 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,482% compared to the average volume of 302 put options. In related news, insider Paul Fipps sold 23,247 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Steel Dynamics Put Options (STLD)

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 4,132 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,451% compared to the average volume of 162 put options. NASDAQ:STLD opened at $33.96 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $7.57 billion, a PE ratio of 6.19, […]

Short Interest in Hill International Inc (HIL) Declines By 36.9%

Hill International Inc (NYSE:HIL) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 514,579 shares, a decline of 36.9% from the March 15th total of 815,541 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 49,226 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 10.5 days. […]

Titan International Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (TWI)

Titan International Inc (NYSE:TWI) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 7,582 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,570% compared to the typical volume of 284 call options. Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Titan International from […]

Pilgrim’s Pride Sees Unusually High Options Volume (PPC)

Pilgrim’s Pride Co. (NASDAQ:PPC) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 2,681 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 5,056% compared to the average daily volume of 52 put options. In other news, CEO William W. Lovette sold 86,425 shares of the stock in a transaction on […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Discovery Communications (DISCA)

Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 40,070 put options on the company. This is an increase of 3,050% compared to the typical volume of 1,272 put options. Shares of DISCA stock opened at $30.13 on Friday. Discovery Communications has a 1-year low of $20.59 […]

SLM Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (SLM)

SLM Corp (NASDAQ:SLM) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 1,497 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,672% compared to the average daily volume of 54 put options. A number of brokerages have weighed in on SLM. Zacks Investment Research raised SLM from a […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Fiserv (FISV)

Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 4,745 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,625% compared to the typical volume of 275 put options. In other Fiserv news, insider Kenneth Best sold 13,280 shares of the stock in a transaction […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO)

Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 4,351 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 3,221% compared to the average daily volume of 131 call options. Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of NVO. Roundview Capital LLC boosted its […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Laboratory Corp. of America Call Options (LH)

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 2,273 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,005% compared to the typical volume of 108 call options. In related news, Director R Sanders Williams sold 1,038 shares of Laboratory Corp. of America stock in a […]

Short Interest in STMicroelectronics NV (STM) Grows By 57.7%

STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE:STM) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 4,411,051 shares, a growth of 57.7% from the March 15th total of 2,796,824 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,030,529 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.1 days. Institutional […]

BT Group plc (BT) Short Interest Update

BT Group plc (NYSE:BT) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,593,516 shares, a decline of 41.7% from the March 15th total of 4,445,562 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 966,677 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 […]

Total SA (TOT) Short Interest Down 59.5% in March

Total SA (NYSE:TOT) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 900,330 shares, a decline of 59.5% from the March 15th total of 2,223,981 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,542,703 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Traders Buy High Volume of SeaWorld Entertainment Put Options (SEAS)

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 3,486 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,306% compared to the average volume of 248 put options. Shares of SEAS opened at $23.38 on Friday. SeaWorld Entertainment has a 52-week low of $14.69 and […]

Direxion Daily CSI 300 China A Share Bull 2x Shares (CHAU) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Direxion Daily CSI 300 China A Share Bull 2x Shares (NYSEARCA:CHAU) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 66,483 shares, a decline of 90.5% from the March 15th total of 698,139 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 900,320 shares, […]

Invesco Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF (PCY) Short Interest Update

Invesco Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF (NYSEARCA:PCY) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 493,272 shares, a decline of 56.3% from the March 15th total of 1,129,338 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,220,445 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

PerkinElmer Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (PKI)

PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 931 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,478% compared to the typical daily volume of 59 call options. Shares of PKI opened at $93.59 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $10.75 billion, a PE ratio […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Eastman Chemical (EMN)

Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 2,102 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,330% compared to the typical daily volume of 147 put options. Several research firms have commented on EMN. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Eastman Chemical from a “hold” rating to […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on DISH Network (DISH)

DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders purchased 17,884 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,307% compared to the typical volume of 1,271 call options. In other news, insider James Defranco acquired 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, […]

Landstar System Target of Unusually High Options Trading (LSTR)

Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 6,434 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 6,147% compared to the average volume of 103 call options. LSTR stock opened at $112.08 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Danaher (DHR)

Danaher Co. (NYSE:DHR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors acquired 11,962 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,952% compared to the typical daily volume of 583 put options. NYSE:DHR opened at $124.88 on Thursday. Danaher has a one year low of $94.59 and a […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Portola Pharmaceuticals Put Options (PTLA)

Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 2,163 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,960% compared to the average daily volume of 105 put options. Shares of NASDAQ PTLA opened at $33.02 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.31 billion, […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific Sees Unusually High Options Volume (TMO)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 5,961 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,383% compared to the average volume of 402 put options. Several research firms have commented on TMO. BTIG Research increased their price target on shares of Thermo Fisher […]

Magna International Inc. (MGA) Short Interest Update

Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA) (TSE:MG) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 979,029 shares, a drop of 44.9% from the March 15th total of 1,777,909 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,410,622 shares, the short-interest […]

Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (CCEP) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCEP) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,517,189 shares, a growth of 51.0% from the March 15th total of 2,329,157 shares. Approximately 1.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based […]

Vanguard Financials ETF (VFH) Short Interest Update

Vanguard Financials ETF (NYSEARCA:VFH) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 125,033 shares, a decline of 82.1% from the March 15th total of 698,629 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 703,220 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV) Short Interest Down 81.4% in March

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSV) saw a significant drop in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 189,305 shares, a drop of 81.4% from the March 15th total of 1,020,347 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,284,465 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.1 days. Several hedge […]

Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) Short Interest Update

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,090,652 shares, a decline of 38.0% from the March 15th total of 3,373,645 shares. Currently, 1.9% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Procter & Gamble Call Options (PG)

Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 169,258 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,180% compared to the typical volume of 7,423 call options. NYSE PG opened at $105.85 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $266.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio […]

Dana Inc (DAN) Short Interest Update

Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,272,446 shares, a growth of 57.1% from the March 15th total of 2,083,269 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,775,854 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]