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Investors Buy Large Volume of KAR Auction Services Call Options (KAR)

KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 3,831 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 7,128% compared to the average daily volume of 53 call options. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Centene (CNC)

Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 9,453 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,609% compared to the average daily volume of 553 call options. NYSE CNC opened at $65.28 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $26.45 billion, a […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on KAR Auction Services (KAR)

KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 3,617 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,264% compared to the typical volume of 153 put options. KAR stock opened at $46.73 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Evolent Health Call Options (EVH)

Evolent Health Inc (NYSE:EVH) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 2,669 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 4,205% compared to the average daily volume of 62 call options. Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Evolent Health from a “buy” […]

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Sees Unusually High Options Volume (VAC)

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 1,315 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,242% compared to the average daily volume of 98 put options. In other Marriott Vacations Worldwide news, Director Charles Elliott Andrews acquired 6,380 shares of Marriott Vacations […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Uniti Group Put Options (UNIT)

Uniti Group Inc (NASDAQ:UNIT) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 14,424 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 930% compared to the average volume of 1,401 put options. NASDAQ:UNIT opened at $12.27 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.58 billion, a P/E ratio of […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (NYSE:AEM) (TSE:AEM) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 13,463 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,398% compared to the average volume of 899 put options. Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. grew […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of W&T Offshore Put Options (WTI)

W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 3,042 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,205% compared to the typical volume of 132 put options. Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Creative Planning acquired a new position in shares […]

Keysight Technologies Target of Unusually High Options Trading (KEYS)

Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,801 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,568% compared to the average volume of 108 put options. In other Keysight Technologies news, SVP Stephen D. Williams sold 17,752 shares of the stock in a transaction dated […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Kimberly Clark Call Options (KMB)

Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 26,818 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,280% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,944 call options. In other Kimberly Clark news, insider Anthony J. Palmer sold 6,122 shares of the firm’s stock in […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of AngloGold Ashanti Put Options (AU)

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors purchased 15,193 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 6,564% compared to the typical volume of 228 put options. Shares of NYSE AU opened at $14.98 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.56 billion, a […]

Tilly’s Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (TLYS)

Tilly’s Inc (NYSE:TLYS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 3,504 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 3,751% compared to the average daily volume of 91 call options. NYSE:TLYS opened at $11.81 on Wednesday. Tilly’s has a fifty-two week low of $10.19 and a […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Diageo (DEO)

Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 1,196 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,341% compared to the average volume of 83 put options. Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Garde Capital Inc. grew its stake in shares of Diageo […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Cadence Design Systems Call Options (CDNS)

Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 5,301 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,063% compared to the typical volume of 456 call options. A number of brokerages have weighed in on CDNS. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cadence Design Systems […]

Quanta Services Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (PWR)

Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 4,299 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,446% compared to the typical volume of 278 put options. In related news, Director Vincent D. Foster bought 9,000 shares of Quanta Services stock in a transaction that […]

TechnipFMC Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (FTI)

TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 3,999 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 3,024% compared to the typical daily volume of 128 call options. Shares of NYSE FTI opened at $23.95 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a […]

Telaria Inc (TLRA) Short Interest Update

Telaria Inc (NYSE:TLRA) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 631,337 shares, a drop of 35.3% from the January 15th total of 976,061 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 112,537 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.6 days. Approximately […]

Celanese Co. (CE) Short Interest Update

Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,933,667 shares, a decline of 35.6% from the January 15th total of 6,109,965 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,623,379 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF (SPYV) Short Interest Update

SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF (NYSEARCA:SPYV) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 901,424 shares, a drop of 58.2% from the January 15th total of 2,157,317 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,732,237 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Total SA (TOT) Short Interest Update

Total SA (NYSE:TOT) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,411,175 shares, a decrease of 36.1% from the January 15th total of 2,208,109 shares. Approximately 0.1% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily trading […]

Short Interest in Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) Expands By 49.6%

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VEA) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,287,468 shares, an increase of 49.6% from the January 15th total of 4,203,640 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 19,150,461 shares, the days-to-cover […]

iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (NYSEARCA:EWM) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,089,473 shares, a growth of 64.5% from the January 15th total of 662,156 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,139,986 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Cosan Ltd (CZZ) Short Interest Update

Cosan Ltd (NYSE:CZZ) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,886,745 shares, a decline of 37.7% from the January 15th total of 3,029,793 shares. Currently, 2.2% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading […]

ASE Technology Holding Co Ltd (ASX) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

ASE Technology Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:ASX) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,069,951 shares, a growth of 63.9% from the January 15th total of 652,698 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 856,931 shares, the […]

Short Interest in ING Groep NV (ING) Increases By 56.8%

ING Groep NV (NYSE:ING) saw a significant growth in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,674,747 shares, a growth of 56.8% from the January 15th total of 2,343,827 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,843,911 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days. Shares of ING […]

VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN (UGAZ) Short Interest Update

VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN (NYSEARCA:UGAZ) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,109,502 shares, an increase of 55.1% from the January 15th total of 1,360,156 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,495,713 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (EWL) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (NYSEARCA:EWL) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,164,343 shares, a growth of 70.6% from the January 15th total of 682,467 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 891,433 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 […]

Nautilus, Inc. (NLS) Short Interest Update

Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,817,413 shares, a drop of 47.9% from the January 15th total of 3,486,831 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,107,024 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

CGI (GIB) Short Interest Update

CGI (NYSE:GIB) (TSE:GIB.A) saw a large decline in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,186,675 shares, a decline of 36.1% from the January 15th total of 1,857,474 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 188,441 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.3 days. Several institutional investors […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 112,706,708 shares, a drop of 3.3% from the January 15th total of 116,494,156 shares. Approximately 4.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based […]

iShares Gold Trust (IAU) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,142,195 shares, a decrease of 39.5% from the January 15th total of 11,807,002 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 15,454,160 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.5 days. […]

2U Target of Unusually High Options Trading (TWOU)

2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors bought 1,373 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,012% compared to the average daily volume of 65 call options. TWOU opened at $68.64 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 6.31, a current ratio […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Sierra Wireless Put Options (SWIR)

Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSE:SW) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 1,118 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,215% compared to the typical volume of 85 put options. NASDAQ SWIR opened at $12.50 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a […]

United States Oil Fund LP (USO) Short Interest Down 29.3% in January

United States Oil Fund LP (NYSEARCA:USO) was the target of a large drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 32,005,509 shares, a drop of 29.3% from the January 15th total of 45,290,947 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 28,629,447 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Short Interest in Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Decreases By 18.4%

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 30,669,988 shares, a decline of 18.4% from the January 15th total of 37,595,889 shares. Currently, 0.7% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

ShiftPixy Inc (PIXY) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

ShiftPixy Inc (NASDAQ:PIXY) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 645,730 shares, a decrease of 30.2% from the January 15th total of 924,742 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 325,611 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. […]

Short Interest in Falcon Minerals Corp (FLMN) Decreases By 37.1%

Falcon Minerals Corp (NASDAQ:FLMN) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 386,975 shares, a decline of 37.1% from the January 15th total of 614,826 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 176,903 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Spark Therapeutics Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ONCE)

Spark Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ONCE) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders bought 807 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,367% compared to the typical volume of 55 call options. Shares of Spark Therapeutics stock opened at $50.60 on Friday. The company has a current ratio […]

Diamond Offshore Drilling Sees Unusually High Options Volume (DO)

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc (NYSE:DO) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 14,331 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 5,896% compared to the typical daily volume of 239 put options. Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. FMR LLC grew its stake […]

International Flavors & Fragrances Sees Unusually High Options Volume (IFF)

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (NYSE:IFF) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders acquired 1,218 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 988% compared to the typical volume of 112 put options. Several research firms have recently commented on IFF. ValuEngine upgraded International Flavors & Fragrances from a […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on CBS (CBS)

CBS Co. (NYSE:CBS) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 19,479 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,503% compared to the typical volume of 1,215 call options. Shares of CBS opened at $49.10 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.76, a current ratio […]

Cimarex Energy Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (XEC)

Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 1,450 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,585% compared to the average daily volume of 54 put options. A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on XEC shares. Barclays started coverage […]

Traders Buy High Volume of DXC Technology Call Options (DXC)

DXC Technology Co (NYSE:DXC) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 39,670 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 12,144% compared to the average daily volume of 324 call options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions […]

Hess Corp. (HES) Short Interest Update

Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 21,459,278 shares, a decline of 14.3% from the January 15th total of 25,043,521 shares. Currently, 8.2% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Short Interest in Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM) Decreases By 14.1%

Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 26,798,221 shares, a drop of 14.1% from the January 15th total of 31,180,812 shares. Currently, 0.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) Short Interest Update

iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:TIP) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 317,215 shares, a drop of 76.9% from the January 15th total of 1,375,763 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,400,811 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) Decreases By 18.7%

Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLI) was the target of a large drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 24,035,524 shares, a drop of 18.7% from the January 15th total of 29,581,290 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 14,897,009 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Vale SA (VALE) Short Interest Update

Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) saw a large decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 55,260,873 shares, a decrease of 17.2% from the January 15th total of 66,701,739 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 61,601,694 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.9 days. Currently, […]

iShares Latin America 40 ETF (ILF) Short Interest Update

iShares Latin America 40 ETF (NYSEARCA:ILF) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,272,099 shares, a growth of 52.5% from the January 15th total of 833,923 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,441,287 shares, the […]

China Life Insurance Co Ltd (LFC) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,659,406 shares, a growth of 64.9% from the January 15th total of 1,006,615 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 818,505 shares, the […]