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Traders Purchase High 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 investors purchased 4,351 call options on the company. This is an increase of 3,221% compared to the typical volume of 131 call options. Shares of NYSE:NVO opened at $48.39 on Friday. Novo Nordisk A/S has a one year low of […]

Altaba Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (AABA)

Altaba Inc (NASDAQ:AABA) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders purchased 31,735 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,261% compared to the typical daily volume of 2,331 put options. AABA stock opened at $75.98 on Friday. Altaba has a 12-month low of $54.75 and a 12-month high of $82.45. Several […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Put Options on Radius Health (RDUS)

Radius Health Inc (NASDAQ:RDUS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 1,085 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,070% compared to the typical daily volume of 50 put options. A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Radius […]

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEARCA:XME) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,540,469 shares, a decrease of 35.2% from the March 15th total of 5,461,084 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,251,814 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Aqua America Target of Unusually High Options Trading (WTR)

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 1,397 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,840% compared to the average daily volume of 72 call options. Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group […]

SLM Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (SLM)

SLM Corp (NASDAQ:SLM) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 1,497 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,672% compared to the average volume of 54 put options. NASDAQ:SLM opened at $9.90 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.40 billion, a P/E […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Call Options on Apollo Global Management (APO)

Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors purchased 8,080 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,724% compared to the typical daily volume of 443 call options. Shares of APO opened at $31.65 on Friday. Apollo Global Management has a 52-week low […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Insmed Put Options (INSM)

Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders purchased 3,041 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,852% compared to the typical daily volume of 103 put options. Several research analysts have issued reports on INSM shares. Canaccord Genuity set a $44.00 price objective on […]

OFG Bancorp Target of Unusually High Options Trading (OFG)

OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 2,398 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 4,512% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Nkcfo LLC acquired a new […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Manitowoc (MTW)

Manitowoc Company Inc (NYSE:MTW) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 1,270 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,741% compared to the average volume of 69 call options. In other news, EVP Aaron H. Ravenscroft sold 3,191 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, […]

Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) Short Interest Down 38.0% in March

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,090,652 shares, a drop of 38.0% from the March 15th total of 3,373,645 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 613,154 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Intra-Cellular Therapies Call Options (ITCI)

Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc (NASDAQ:ITCI) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 17,053 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,975% compared to the typical volume of 822 call options. Shares of Intra-Cellular Therapies stock opened at $12.26 on Friday. Intra-Cellular Therapies has a twelve month low of $10.21 and a […]

Dollar General Corp. (DG) Short Interest Up 51.1% in March

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 7,358,143 shares, a growth of 51.1% from the March 15th total of 4,871,177 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,112,253 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.5 days. […]

Short Interest in MedEquities Realty Trust Inc (MRT) Declines By 57.2%

MedEquities Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:MRT) saw a significant decline in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 333,882 shares, a decline of 57.2% from the March 15th total of 779,213 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 333,017 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.0 days. Currently, 1.1% […]

SBA Communications Target of Unusually High Options Trading (SBAC)

SBA Communications Co. (NASDAQ:SBAC) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 5,126 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,282% compared to the typical volume of 371 put options. SBAC has been the subject of several recent research reports. BidaskClub cut SBA Communications from a “strong-buy” […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Verint Systems Put Options (VRNT)

Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 2,384 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,260% compared to the typical volume of 101 put options. In other Verint Systems news, CFO Douglas Robinson sold 8,252 shares of the company’s stock in a […]

iShares MSCI Italy ETF (EWI) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

iShares MSCI Italy ETF (NYSEARCA:EWI) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,009,561 shares, a drop of 38.7% from the March 15th total of 1,645,592 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 545,080 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 461,024 shares, a decline of 77.0% from the March 15th total of 2,002,214 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 758,306 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.6 […]

CIT Group Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CIT)

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors acquired 1,780 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,209% compared to the typical daily volume of 136 call options. Several analysts recently commented on CIT shares. TheStreet upgraded CIT Group from a “c+” rating to a […]

QEP Resources Sees Unusually High Options Volume (QEP)

QEP Resources Inc (NYSE:QEP) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders purchased 3,079 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,555% compared to the typical volume of 186 call options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Bremer Trust National Association bought a new stake […]

CMS Energy Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (CMS)

CMS Energy Co. (NYSE:CMS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 1,007 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,175% compared to the average volume of 79 call options. In related news, SVP Catherine M. Reynolds sold 8,187 shares of the stock in a transaction on […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Smith & Nephew Call Options (SNN)

Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 4,014 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,649% compared to the typical volume of 146 call options. SNN opened at $38.39 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $17.15 billion, a […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of American Axle & Manufact. Put Options (AXL)

American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 5,165 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,393% compared to the typical volume of 346 put options. Shares of American Axle & Manufact. stock opened at $15.65 on Thursday. The company […]

Lamar Advertising Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (LAMR)

Lamar Advertising Co (NASDAQ:LAMR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 1,052 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,266% compared to the typical volume of 77 call options. LAMR has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Lamar […]

Sanofi Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (SNY)

Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 3,110 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,105% compared to the average daily volume of 258 call options. NYSE SNY opened at $41.09 on Thursday. Sanofi has a 1 year low of $37.43 and […]

Easterly Government Properties Inc (DEA) Short Interest Down 62.4% in March

Easterly Government Properties Inc (NYSE:DEA) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,795,770 shares, a decrease of 62.4% from the March 15th total of 4,773,954 shares. Currently, 3.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based […]

Short Interest in Invesco Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF (PCY) Decreases By 56.3%

Invesco Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF (NYSEARCA:PCY) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 493,272 shares, a drop 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 […]

Telaria Inc (TLRA) Short Interest Up 48.5% in March

Telaria Inc (NYSE:TLRA) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 850,421 shares, an increase of 48.5% from the March 15th total of 572,854 shares. Approximately 2.6% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an […]

Agilent Technologies Sees Unusually High Options Volume (A)

Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 3,802 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,218% compared to the typical volume of 164 put options. A has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Needham & Company LLC initiated coverage on shares […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Eversource Energy (ES)

Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 3,554 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,067% compared to the typical volume of 164 call options. Several equities analysts have commented on ES shares. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 […]

ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 (UPRO) Short Interest Update

ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:UPRO) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,058,734 shares, a growth of 51.2% from the March 15th total of 700,213 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,690,486 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Schwab International Equity ETF (SCHF) Short Interest Update

Schwab International Equity ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHF) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,651,574 shares, an increase of 127.2% from the March 15th total of 1,167,177 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,055,204 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

BBX Capital Corp (BBX) Short Interest Update

BBX Capital Corp (NYSE:BBX) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 880,994 shares, a growth of 64.4% from the March 15th total of 535,859 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 270,087 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) Short Interest Update

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) was the target of a large drop in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 72,536,293 shares, a drop of 4.7% from the March 15th total of 76,111,891 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 26,412,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 […]

The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Short Interest Down 16.5% in March

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) was the target of a large drop in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 24,513,347 shares, a drop of 16.5% from the March 15th total of 29,347,831 shares. Currently, 0.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading […]

Walmart Inc (WMT) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 16,523,258 shares, a decrease of 17.9% from the March 15th total of 20,133,450 shares. Approximately 1.2% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

The Carlyle Group Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CG)

The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 1,554 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,772% compared to the average volume of 83 put options. In other The Carlyle Group news, CFO Curtis L. Buser sold 31,200 shares of the stock in a transaction […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on CarGurus (CARG)

CarGurus Inc (NASDAQ:CARG) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 1,286 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,043% compared to the average volume of 60 put options. In other news, insider Oliver Ian Chrzan sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on LCI Industries (LCII)

LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 2,098 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 3,935% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options. In other LCI Industries news, insider Nick C. Fletcher sold 1,688 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Ventas (VTR)

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders purchased 3,948 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,330% compared to the typical volume of 276 put options. VTR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. KeyCorp set a $55.00 target price on shares of […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Maxim Integrated Products Call Options (MXIM)

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 3,699 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,868% compared to the typical volume of 188 call options. Shares of Maxim Integrated Products stock opened at $59.89 on Wednesday. The stock has a […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on SINA (SINA)

SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 3,453 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,717% compared to the typical daily volume of 190 put options. A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of SINA […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Synovus Financial (SNV)

Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 4,503 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,437% compared to the typical volume of 293 put options. A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Sandler O’Neill set a $45.00 price […]

HollyFrontier Target of Unusually High Options Trading (HFC)

HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 6,115 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,452% compared to the typical volume of 394 call options. Several research firms have commented on HFC. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a […]

Short Interest in Macy’s Inc (M) Decreases By 10.2%

Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 40,354,667 shares, a drop of 10.2% from the March 15th total of 44,916,831 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,430,045 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

DRDGOLD Ltd. (DRD) Short Interest Down 92.2% in March

DRDGOLD Ltd. (NYSE:DRD) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 81,508 shares, a decrease of 92.2% from the March 15th total of 1,048,625 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 200,514 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Noble Energy (NBL)

Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 4,106 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,963% compared to the typical volume of 199 put options. NBL opened at $27.10 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current […]

Short Interest in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (HOV) Decreases By 94.5%

Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 610,651 shares, a decline of 94.5% from the March 15th total of 11,113,333 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 84,544 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF (EPP) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI Pacific ex Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EPP) was the target of a large drop in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 436,551 shares, a drop of 56.2% from the March 15th total of 995,777 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 379,338 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) Declines By 39.0%

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:IEMG) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 8,235,378 shares, a decline of 39.0% from the March 15th total of 13,510,045 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,705,680 shares, the […]