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Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Beazer Homes USA (BZH)

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 7,350 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,574% compared to the typical volume of 439 put options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. […]

Discovery Communications Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (DISCA)

Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 24,942 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,887% compared to the typical volume of 1,255 call options. Shares of NASDAQ DISCA opened at $33.05 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.84, a current […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Akcea Therapeutics Call Options (AKCA)

Akcea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AKCA) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 2,081 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 900% compared to the average daily volume of 208 call options. Several analysts recently issued reports on AKCA shares. ValuEngine upgraded Akcea Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI)

AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 73,810 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 48,142% compared to the typical volume of 153 put options. AmTrust Financial Services stock opened at $14.44 on Thursday. AmTrust Financial Services has a 12 month low of $8.80 […]

Genuine Parts Sees Unusually High Options Volume (GPC)

Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 3,077 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,788% compared to the average volume of 163 put options. Shares of GPC stock opened at $95.14 on Thursday. Genuine Parts has a 12 month low of $84.71 and a […]

NeoPhotonics Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NPTN)

NeoPhotonics Corp (NYSE:NPTN) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders purchased 4,527 call options on the company. This is an increase of 5,421% compared to the typical volume of 82 call options. In related news, VP Yuen Wupen sold 22,877 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, […]

AdvanSix Inc (ASIX) Short Interest Down 33.8% in September

AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 332,007 shares, a drop of 33.8% from the September 14th total of 501,900 shares. Currently, 1.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily volume […]

Short Interest in Skyline Co. (SKY) Rises By 68.9%

Skyline Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:SKY) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,460,028 shares, a growth of 68.9% from the September 14th total of 864,531 shares. Approximately 2.8% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,379,753 […]

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Short Interest Down 18.6% in September

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 17,400,442 shares, a drop of 18.6% from the September 14th total of 21,387,572 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 7,727,844 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Short Interest in Campbell Soup (CPB) Decreases By 10.3%

Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 28,096,960 shares, a decline of 10.3% from the September 14th total of 31,310,141 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,143,592 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Short Interest in Tilly’s Inc (TLYS) Grows By 87.2%

Tilly’s Inc (NYSE:TLYS) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,294,867 shares, a growth of 87.2% from the September 14th total of 691,819 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 612,487 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.1 days. […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Put Options on Huntington Bancshares (HBAN)

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 8,489 put options on the company. This is an increase of 2,088% compared to the average volume of 388 put options. In related news, CFO Howell D. Mccullough III sold 68,777 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, […]

RPM International Inc. (RPM) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,633,587 shares, a decrease of 36.8% from the September 14th total of 4,168,341 shares. Approximately 2.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on […]

Short Interest in NuStar Energy L.P. (NS) Increases By 55.6%

NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 3,431,429 shares, an increase of 55.6% from the September 14th total of 2,205,127 shares. Currently, 4.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading […]

Short Interest in GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (AVAL) Declines By 55.5%

GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (NYSE:AVAL) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 239,412 shares, a decline of 55.5% from the September 14th total of 537,479 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 197,635 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 […]

iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:FXI) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 22,291,672 shares, a decline of 18.4% from the September 14th total of 27,315,958 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 28,042,539 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) Short Interest Update

SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:SDY) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 135,386 shares, a decrease of 73.7% from the September 14th total of 514,270 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 381,185 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Myriad Genetics Put Options (MYGN)

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 833 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,182% compared to the typical volume of 65 put options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Royal Bank […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Call Options (IRWD)

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 5,757 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,845% compared to the average daily volume of 296 call options. Shares of IRWD opened at $17.44 on Thursday. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $12.89 and […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG)

Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors purchased 2,369 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 997% compared to the typical volume of 216 call options. Shares of Interpublic Group of Companies stock opened at $22.20 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on 8X8 (EGHT)

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 885 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,509% compared to the typical daily volume of 55 call options. Shares of EGHT stock opened at $18.95 on Wednesday. 8X8 has a 12 month low of $12.00 and a 12 […]

Beigene Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (BGNE)

Beigene Ltd (NASDAQ:BGNE) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 2,178 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 3,933% compared to the typical daily volume of 54 call options. A number of brokerages have recently commented on BGNE. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and […]

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Target of Unusually High Options Trading (LGND)

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 1,848 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,493% compared to the typical volume of 116 put options. In other news, SVP Charles S. Berkman sold 19,417 shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Tapestry (TPR)

Tapestry Inc (NYSE:TPR) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 12,355 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,053% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,072 call options. Shares of NYSE TPR opened at $44.47 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a current ratio […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Put Options (LGND)

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 1,848 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,493% compared to the average daily volume of 116 put options. A number of brokerages have recently commented on LGND. BidaskClub downgraded Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to […]

Deutsche Bank AG (DB) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 62,136,721 shares, a drop of 21.5% from the September 14th total of 79,142,328 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,950,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Eldorado Gold Corp (NYSE:EGO) (TSE:ELD) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 27,679,301 shares, a decline of 18.2% from the September 14th total of 33,845,240 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,926,048 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Sanmina (SANM)

Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ:SANM) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders purchased 653 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 875% compared to the typical volume of 67 put options. A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Personal Capital Advisors Corp boosted its […]

Exelixis Target of Unusually High Options Trading (EXEL)

Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors bought 8,619 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 624% compared to the typical volume of 1,190 call options. EXEL has been the subject of several recent research reports. Guggenheim initiated coverage on shares of Exelixis in a […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Laredo Petroleum Call Options (LPI)

Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors bought 2,935 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,144% compared to the typical daily volume of 236 call options. In other news, Director Peter Kagan sold 12,300,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of NN Put Options (NNBR)

NN, Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors bought 531 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 941% compared to the typical volume of 51 put options. In other news, VP Matthew S. Heiter purchased 2,150 shares of NN stock in a transaction […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Domino’s Pizza Put Options (DPZ)

Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 9,378 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,650% compared to the average daily volume of 341 put options. Several research analysts have recently issued reports on DPZ shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised […]

Short Interest in State Street Corp (STT) Increases By 60.9%

State Street Corp (NYSE:STT) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 3,829,513 shares, an increase of 60.9% from the September 14th total of 2,380,105 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,798,130 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Bazaarvoice Inc (BV) Short Interest Update

Bazaarvoice Inc (NASDAQ:BV) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,412,355 shares, an increase of 167.4% from the September 14th total of 902,204 shares. Approximately 5.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]

Qudian Inc – (QD) Short Interest Down 24.0% in September

Qudian Inc – (NYSE:QD) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 10,984,404 shares, a decrease of 24.0% from the September 14th total of 14,450,963 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,107,385 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Invesco BulletShares 2022 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCM) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Invesco BulletShares 2022 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSCM) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 854,955 shares, an increase of 60.4% from the September 14th total of 533,102 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 217,878 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in Univar Inc (UNVR) Expands By 100.1%

Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 5,174,526 shares, an increase of 100.1% from the September 14th total of 2,586,430 shares. Approximately 4.0% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 1,865,616 […]

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Short Interest Down 14.6% in September

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLF) saw a significant drop in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 59,398,483 shares, a drop of 14.6% from the September 14th total of 69,586,051 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 54,731,572 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.1 days. […]

CNX Resources Corp (CNX) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

CNX Resources Corp (NYSE:CNX) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 15,117,139 shares, a growth of 30.1% from the September 14th total of 11,615,523 shares. Approximately 7.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on […]

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU) Short Interest Up 132.4% in September

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (NYSEARCA:VEU) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 9,158,035 shares, an increase of 132.4% from the September 14th total of 3,941,341 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,581,272 shares, the […]

Cardinal Health Inc (CAH) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) saw a significant growth in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 14,430,812 shares, a growth of 39.3% from the September 14th total of 10,362,819 shares. Currently, 4.7% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 3,503,876 shares, the […]

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:VOO) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 895,084 shares, a drop of 46.3% from the September 14th total of 1,667,821 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,297,044 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (APTS) Short Interest Update

Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:APTS) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,165,005 shares, a drop of 37.5% from the September 14th total of 1,863,267 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 272,384 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.3 […]

Direxion Daily FTSE China Bull 3X Shares (YINN) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Direxion Daily FTSE China Bull 3X Shares (NYSEARCA:YINN) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 276,343 shares, a decline of 63.5% from the September 14th total of 757,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,817,208 […]

Global X MSCI Greece ETF (GREK) Short Interest Update

Global X MSCI Greece ETF (NYSEARCA:GREK) saw a large increase in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,159,741 shares, an increase of 53.3% from the September 14th total of 1,408,507 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 443,251 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.9 days. Shares […]

Rio Tinto Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (RIO)

Rio Tinto plc ADR (NYSE:RIO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Investors bought 9,112 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,019% compared to the typical volume of 814 put options. Several research firms have recently issued reports on RIO. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Rio Tinto from […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Eros International Put Options (EROS)

Eros International plc (NYSE:EROS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 8,527 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,295% compared to the typical daily volume of 356 put options. EROS stock opened at $10.71 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Twenty-First Century Fox Call Options (FOX)

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 491 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 809% compared to the typical daily volume of 54 call options. Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Twenty-First Century Fox from a “strong sell” rating to a […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK)

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 1,750 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 589% compared to the average daily volume of 254 call options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Knight-Swift Transportation (KNX)

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc (NYSE:KNX) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors bought 9,014 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,449% compared to the average volume of 582 call options. Several analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Knight-Swift Transportation from a “hold” […]