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

AES Corp (NYSE:AES) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 592 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,084% compared to the average volume of 50 put options. AES opened at $15.77 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $10.29 billion, a P/E ratio […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Altice USA (ATUS)

Altice USA Inc (NYSE:ATUS) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 1,077 call options on the company. This is an increase of 704% compared to the average volume of 134 call options. NYSE ATUS opened at $18.06 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.45, a […]

Extreme Networks Target of Unusually High Options Trading (EXTR)

Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 10,191 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 13,672% compared to the average daily volume of 74 put options. In other Extreme Networks news, insider Edward Meyercord sold 99,859 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Northern Trust (NTRS)

Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors bought 1,030 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,156% compared to the typical volume of 82 call options. Several analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Northern Trust from a “sell” rating to […]

Darden Restaurants Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (DRI)

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors acquired 1,262 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 684% compared to the typical volume of 161 call options. Several analysts have recently commented on DRI shares. Argus raised their target price on Darden Restaurants to […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Sogou Put Options (SOGO)

Sogou Inc (NYSE:SOGO) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 525 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 672% compared to the typical volume of 68 put options. Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank purchased a new […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on SAGE Therapeutics (SAGE)

SAGE Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SAGE) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 2,163 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,323% compared to the typical daily volume of 152 put options. NASDAQ SAGE opened at $102.68 on Friday. SAGE Therapeutics has a twelve month low of $100.75 […]

Short Interest in Stag Industrial Inc (STAG) Decreases By 37.6%

Stag Industrial Inc (NYSE:STAG) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,568,175 shares, a drop of 37.6% from the October 31st total of 2,514,388 shares. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Ambarella (AMBA)

Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 10,884 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 622% compared to the average daily volume of 1,508 call options. AMBA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on ABB (ABB)

ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 5,760 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,025% compared to the average volume of 271 call options. Shares of NYSE ABB opened at $18.85 on Friday. ABB has a 1-year low of $18.77 […]

Short Interest in Camden Property Trust (CPT) Declines By 36.1%

Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,155,145 shares, a decline of 36.1% from the October 31st total of 1,806,896 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 625,328 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.8 […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR)

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders bought 466 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 690% compared to the average daily volume of 59 call options. Spirit AeroSystems stock opened at $77.52 on Friday. Spirit AeroSystems has a 1-year low of […]

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Target of Unusually High Options Trading (OLLI)

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OLLI) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 3,248 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,404% compared to the typical volume of 216 put options. Shares of NASDAQ:OLLI opened at $71.90 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, […]

Affiliated Managers Group Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (AMG)

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 3,688 put options on the company. This is an increase of 3,283% compared to the typical daily volume of 109 put options. A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on AMG. Zacks Investment Research raised Affiliated […]

CME Group Sees Unusually High Options Volume (CME)

CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 16,399 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 764% compared to the average daily volume of 1,899 call options. Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of […]

iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN Target of Unusually High Options Trading (VXXB)

iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:VXXB) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 11,190 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,370% compared to the typical daily volume of 453 put options. Shares of VXXB opened at $37.79 on Friday. iPath […]

Trimble Target of Unusually High Options Trading (TRMB)

Trimble Inc (NASDAQ:TRMB) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 698 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,269% compared to the average volume of 51 call options. NASDAQ:TRMB opened at $36.92 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of KKR & Co Inc Put Options (KKR)

KKR & Co Inc (NYSE:KKR) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 20,319 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,944% compared to the average daily volume of 994 put options. A number of research firms have recently commented on KKR. Oppenheimer set a $35.00 price target on KKR […]

VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF (EMLC) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:EMLC) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,084,350 shares, a decrease of 57.8% from the October 31st total of 2,567,215 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,537,032 shares, the […]

Short Interest in iShares Russell Mid-Cap ETF (IWR) Declines By 43.6%

iShares Russell Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IWR) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 547,851 shares, a drop of 43.6% from the October 31st total of 971,189 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 888,686 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (MFG) Short Interest Down 40.4% in November

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:MFG) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,467,977 shares, a decline of 40.4% from the October 31st total of 2,462,646 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 914,990 shares, the short-interest […]

Entravision Communication (EVC) Short Interest Down 36.3% in November

Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 625,679 shares, a decline of 36.3% from the October 31st total of 982,242 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 893,816 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.7 days. Approximately […]

Short Interest in Celanese Co. (CE) Expands By 68.3%

Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,133,514 shares, a growth of 68.3% from the October 31st total of 1,267,685 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,329,609 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Archrock Inc (AROC) Short Interest Up 58.4% in November

Archrock Inc (NYSE:AROC) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,028,486 shares, a growth of 58.4% from the October 31st total of 649,104 shares. Currently, 0.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an […]

Bristow Group Inc (BRS) Short Interest Update

Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,796,663 shares, an increase of 63.6% from the October 31st total of 4,153,685 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,025,944 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.6 […]

Bristow Group Inc (BRS) Short Interest Update

Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,796,663 shares, an increase of 63.6% from the October 31st total of 4,153,685 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,025,944 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.6 […]

Fabrinet (FN) Short Interest Update

Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 542,689 shares, a drop of 38.5% from the October 31st total of 883,104 shares. Approximately 1.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

Arcus Biosciences Inc (RCUS) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Arcus Biosciences Inc (NYSE:RCUS) saw a significant decline in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 945,455 shares, a decline of 40.6% from the October 31st total of 1,590,795 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 274,697 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 days. Currently, 4.0% of […]

ING Groep NV (ING) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

ING Groep NV (NYSE:ING) was the target of a large decline in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,749,244 shares, a decline of 49.1% from the October 31st total of 3,433,982 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,914,302 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.6 days. […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Magna International (MGA)

Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA) (TSE:MG) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 4,271 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,692% compared to the typical daily volume of 153 call options. Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Icon Advisers Inc. Co. […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Republic Services Call Options (RSG)

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 7,892 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 7,010% compared to the average volume of 111 call options. Shares of RSG stock opened at $76.05 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of […]

Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,804,459 shares, an increase of 52.8% from the October 31st total of 1,834,857 shares. Currently, 5.6% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Acceleron Pharma Put Options (XLRN)

Acceleron Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:XLRN) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,988 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 3,723% compared to the typical volume of 52 put options. Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in […]

WESCO International, Inc. (WCC) Short Interest Update

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE:WCC) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,386,451 shares, an increase of 142.3% from the October 31st total of 984,801 shares. Approximately 5.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on […]

Esterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Short Interest Up 72.5% in November

Esterline Technologies Co. (NYSE:ESL) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,958,275 shares, an increase of 72.5% from the October 31st total of 1,715,397 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 551,854 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

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

Invesco Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF (NYSEARCA:PCY) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 472,913 shares, a drop of 43.0% from the October 31st total of 830,003 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,140,743 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in iPATH S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (VXZ) Drops By 37.1%

iPATH S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:VXZ) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,052,093 shares, a decline of 37.1% from the October 31st total of 1,673,577 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 77,877 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

United States Oil Fund LP (USO) Short Interest Update

United States Oil Fund LP (NYSEARCA:USO) saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 30,312,397 shares, a decrease of 16.1% from the October 31st total of 36,129,552 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 37,541,158 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Regions Financial Corp (RF) Short Interest Down 19.2% in November

Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 19,429,669 shares, a decline of 19.2% from the October 31st total of 24,034,698 shares. Approximately 1.8% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR)

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors purchased 1,170 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,646% compared to the typical volume of 67 call options. Shares of Monolithic Power Systems stock opened at $126.84 on Wednesday. Monolithic Power Systems has a 52 week […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Equinix Put Options (EQIX)

Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 3,177 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,950% compared to the typical volume of 155 put options. Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Equinix from a “hold” rating […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on TransDigm Group (TDG)

TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 839 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,322% compared to the typical volume of 59 call options. In related news, Director Raymond F. Laubenthal sold 11,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Sirius XM Put Options (SIRI)

Sirius XM Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 16,335 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,155% compared to the average daily volume of 1,302 put options. Shares of Sirius XM stock opened at $6.19 on Wednesday. The company has a […]

H & R Block Sees Unusually High Options Volume (HRB)

H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders purchased 3,356 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,053% compared to the typical daily volume of 291 call options. Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of HRB. Tower […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Ladder Capital (LADR)

Ladder Capital Corp (NYSE:LADR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 1,459 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,637% compared to the average volume of 84 call options. NYSE LADR opened at $17.53 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.06, a […]

HCP Target of Unusually High Options Trading (HCP)

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 7,685 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 7,663% compared to the typical daily volume of 99 call options. A number of research firms have commented on HCP. ValuEngine upgraded HCP from a “hold” rating […]

Short Interest in Invesco DB Agriculture Fund (DBA) Increases By 124.8%

Invesco DB Agriculture Fund (NYSEARCA:DBA) saw a large increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,198,935 shares, an increase of 124.8% from the October 31st total of 533,226 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 618,916 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.9 days. Invesco DB […]

Short Interest in PVH Corp (PVH) Declines By 42.6%

PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 965,466 shares, a decrease of 42.6% from the October 31st total of 1,680,763 shares. Approximately 1.3% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

Short Interest in Keysight Technologies Inc (KEYS) Increases By 68.3%

Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,775,268 shares, an increase of 68.3% from the October 31st total of 1,649,452 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,255,132 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Short Interest in Colony Credit Real Estate Inc (CLNC) Drops By 55.9%

Colony Credit Real Estate Inc (NYSE:CLNC) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,664,771 shares, a decrease of 55.9% from the October 31st total of 3,774,781 shares. Approximately 2.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]