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Short Interest in Marathon Oil Co. (MRO) Grows By 39.0%

Marathon Oil Co. (NYSE:MRO) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 18,679,076 shares, a growth of 39.0% from the February 15th total of 13,436,295 shares. Approximately 2.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Centurylink Inc (CTL) Short Interest Update

Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 109,534,673 shares, an increase of 5.3% from the February 15th total of 104,031,496 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 16,223,897 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

AMBEV S A/S (ABEV) Short Interest Update

AMBEV S A/S (NYSE:ABEV) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 22,660,669 shares, a decrease of 17.8% from the February 15th total of 27,558,636 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 26,621,033 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.9 days. […]

Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) Short Interest Down 20.7% in February

Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) saw a significant drop in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 34,213,112 shares, a drop of 20.7% from the February 15th total of 43,124,890 shares. Approximately 2.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 23,754,343 […]

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (NYSEARCA:VEU) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,334,033 shares, a growth of 365.2% from the February 15th total of 501,711 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,406,667 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Invesco Senior Loan ETF (BKLN) Short Interest Update

Invesco Senior Loan ETF (NYSEARCA:BKLN) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 28,922,706 shares, a decline of 14.1% from the February 15th total of 33,667,488 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,664,909 shares, the short-interest […]

Short Interest in PennyMac Financial Services Inc (PFSI) Grows By 43.1%

PennyMac Financial Services Inc (NYSE:PFSI) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 926,577 shares, a growth of 43.1% from the February 15th total of 647,402 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 484,931 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in CannTrust Holdings Inc (CTST) Grows By 64.5%

CannTrust Holdings Inc (NYSE:CTST) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,906,403 shares, an increase of 64.5% from the February 15th total of 1,159,124 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,316,256 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Trinseo S.A. (TSE) Short Interest Up 59.1% in February

Trinseo S.A. (NYSE:TSE) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 868,329 shares, a growth of 59.1% from the February 15th total of 545,881 shares. Currently, 2.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume […]

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 26,206,179 shares, a growth of 12.2% from the February 15th total of 23,356,719 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,681,850 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Career Education Corp. (CECO) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 848,108 shares, a decline of 26.1% from the February 15th total of 1,148,041 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 596,003 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Genomic Health, Inc. (GHDX) Short Interest Update

Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,386,018 shares, a decline of 24.6% from the February 15th total of 1,837,188 shares. Approximately 3.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading […]

Newmont Mining Corp (NEM) Short Interest Up 20.2% in February

Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) was the target of a large growth in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 30,231,757 shares, a growth of 20.2% from the February 15th total of 25,149,289 shares. Currently, 5.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

Enable Midstream Partners LP (ENBL) Short Interest Update

Enable Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:ENBL) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 4,257,543 shares, a decline of 44.5% from the February 15th total of 7,674,142 shares. Approximately 7.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based […]

Arconic Inc (ARNC) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Arconic Inc (NYSE:ARNC) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 37,854,489 shares, a growth of 177.1% from the February 15th total of 13,662,234 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,751,460 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Arconic Inc (ARNC) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Arconic Inc (NYSE:ARNC) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 37,854,489 shares, a growth of 177.1% from the February 15th total of 13,662,234 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,751,460 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Short Interest in Microbot Medical Inc (MBOT) Decreases By 33.4%

Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ:MBOT) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 381,268 shares, a decline of 33.4% from the February 15th total of 572,718 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 236,612 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days. […]

Short Interest in Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (GLDD) Decreases By 46.1%

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (NASDAQ:GLDD) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 492,329 shares, a drop of 46.1% from the February 15th total of 913,113 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,361,026 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) Short Interest Update

Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:AMLP) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 23,082,322 shares, a drop of 12.8% from the February 15th total of 26,457,063 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,438,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. […]

Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) Short Interest Up 46.1% in February

Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 11,368,247 shares, an increase of 46.1% from the February 15th total of 7,779,731 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,302,475 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Pure Storage Inc (PSTG) Short Interest Update

Pure Storage Inc (NYSE:PSTG) saw a significant increase in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 17,870,385 shares, an increase of 21.2% from the February 15th total of 14,748,383 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,974,986 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.5 days. Currently, 9.8% of […]

Vipshop Holdings Ltd – (VIPS) Short Interest Update

Vipshop Holdings Ltd – (NYSE:VIPS) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 16,782,182 shares, an increase of 18.8% from the February 15th total of 14,123,846 shares. Approximately 2.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based […]

Short Interest in Ford Motor (F) Declines By 7.3%

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 91,575,639 shares, a decline of 7.3% from the February 15th total of 98,767,798 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 43,992,753 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Short Interest in MacroGenics Inc (MGNX) Rises By 33.4%

MacroGenics Inc (NASDAQ:MGNX) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 3,213,840 shares, an increase of 33.4% from the February 15th total of 2,409,285 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,425,380 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Altra Industrial Motion Corp (AIMC) Short Interest Up 46.3% in February

Altra Industrial Motion Corp (NASDAQ:AIMC) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,173,967 shares, an increase of 46.3% from the February 15th total of 1,486,224 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 793,165 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.7 […]

Mastercraft Boat Holdings Inc (MCFT) Short Interest Up 41.4% in February

Mastercraft Boat Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MCFT) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 763,892 shares, an increase of 41.4% from the February 15th total of 540,399 shares. Currently, 4.2% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume […]

Orchard Therapeutics PLC – (ORTX) Short Interest Update

Orchard Therapeutics PLC – (NASDAQ:ORTX) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,220,234 shares, a growth of 103.7% from the February 15th total of 599,135 shares. Approximately 1.9% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading […]

Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA) Short Interest Update

Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 25,817,399 shares, a decline of 7.5% from the February 15th total of 27,915,435 shares. Approximately 17.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,786,447 shares, a growth of 38.8% from the February 15th total of 1,287,413 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 365,969 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

LPL Financial Holdings Inc (LPLA) Short Interest Down 41.4% in February

LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,478,669 shares, a drop of 41.4% from the February 15th total of 2,522,850 shares. Currently, 1.8% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an […]

Short Interest in Hub Group Inc (HUBG) Decreases By 28.0%

Hub Group Inc (NASDAQ:HUBG) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 424,674 shares, a drop of 28.0% from the February 15th total of 589,484 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 203,593 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund Call Options (XLC)

Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLC) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 10,264 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,151% compared to the typical daily volume of 456 call options. Shares of XLC stock opened at $47.02 on Friday. Communication Services Select […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Flex (FLEX)

Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 5,036 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 938% compared to the average daily volume of 485 call options. NASDAQ:FLEX opened at $10.31 on Friday. Flex has a 1 year low of $6.74 and a 1 year high […]

SINA Corp (SINA) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 970,653 shares, a growth of 54.4% from the February 15th total of 628,669 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 721,780 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Valeritas Holdings Inc (VLRX) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:VLRX) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 3,745,529 shares, a growth of 43.4% from the February 15th total of 2,612,523 shares. Currently, 4.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on […]

Short Interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) Grows By 29.3%

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 15,654,320 shares, an increase of 29.3% from the February 15th total of 12,104,567 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,488,258 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Eli Lilly And Co (LLY) Short Interest Update

Eli Lilly And Co (NYSE:LLY) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 103,663,031 shares, an increase of 193.9% from the February 15th total of 35,274,912 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 22,593,431 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Radian Group Sees Unusually High Options Volume (RDN)

Radian Group Inc (NYSE:RDN) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 1,924 put options on the company. This is an increase of 3,161% compared to the average volume of 59 put options. Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in […]

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSV) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 4,256,372 shares, an increase of 2,568.7% from the February 15th total of 159,491 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,367,112 shares, the short-interest […]

Short Interest in VANGUARD CHARLO/TOTAL INTL BD ETF (BNDX) Decreases By 39.5%

VANGUARD CHARLO/TOTAL INTL BD ETF (BMV:BNDX) saw a significant drop in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 415,049 shares, a drop of 39.5% from the February 15th total of 686,557 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,207,225 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.3 days. […]

CDK Global Inc (CDK) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

CDK Global Inc (NASDAQ:CDK) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,944,220 shares, a growth of 27.6% from the February 15th total of 2,307,952 shares. Approximately 2.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

Short Interest in Agile Therapeutics Inc (AGRX) Decreases By 24.9%

Agile Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AGRX) saw a significant drop in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 844,663 shares, a drop of 24.9% from the February 15th total of 1,125,414 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 362,532 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.3 days. Approximately 3.6% […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of ICICI Bank Put Options (IBN)

ICICI Bank Ltd (NYSE:IBN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 13,241 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 4,498% compared to the typical volume of 288 put options. A number of research firms have weighed in on IBN. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded ICICI Bank […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on People’s United Financial (PBCT)

People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 1,236 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 956% compared to the typical daily volume of 117 call options. In other People’s United Financial news, EVP Galan G. Daukas sold 13,534 shares of People’s United Financial stock […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Eversource Energy Call Options (ES)

Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 1,403 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,153% compared to the average volume of 112 call options. Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Eversource […]

Aimmune Therapeutics Sees Unusually High Options Volume (AIMT)

Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AIMT) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 1,044 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 876% compared to the typical daily volume of 107 put options. Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in […]

Viacom Sees Unusually High Options Volume (VIAB)

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 29,087 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 4,165% compared to the typical daily volume of 682 put options. Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Wageworks (WAGE)

Wageworks Inc (NYSE:WAGE) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 7,424 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,067% compared to the typical daily volume of 636 put options. Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Piedmont […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Dollar General Call Options (DG)

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 22,172 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,118% compared to the average daily volume of 1,821 call options. In related news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 32,492 shares of the stock in a transaction […]

Pluralsight Inc (PS) Short Interest Update

Pluralsight Inc (NASDAQ:PS) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,148,108 shares, a drop of 29.9% from the February 15th total of 3,065,445 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,396,065 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, […]