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Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Microchip Technology Put Options (NASDAQ:MCHP)

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 13,177 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,854% compared to the typical daily volume of 446 put options. In other news, VP James Eric Bjornholt sold 2,188 shares of the business’s stock in a […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN)

Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 4,157 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,661% compared to the average daily volume of 236 call options. A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Citigroup set a $83.00 […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Microchip Technology Call Options (NASDAQ:MCHP)

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 13,552 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,125% compared to the average volume of 609 call options. Shares of MCHP opened at $84.10 on Friday. Microchip Technology has a 12 month low […]

nVent Electric Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NYSE:NVT)

nVent Electric PLC (NYSE:NVT) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 12,002 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 11,440% compared to the average daily volume of 104 put options. NVT has been the subject of several analyst reports. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 […]

Eagle Materials Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:EXP)

Eagle Materials, Inc. (NYSE:EXP) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 1,694 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,723% compared to the typical daily volume of 60 put options. A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Berenberg Bank […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Broadridge Financial Solutions Call Options (NYSE:BR)

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 2,842 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,086% compared to the average daily volume of 130 call options. Several equities research analysts have recently commented on BR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of New York Community Bancorp Call Options (NYSE:NYCB)

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 13,399 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 4,396% compared to the average daily volume of 298 call options. Shares of NYSE NYCB opened at $9.75 on Thursday. New York Community Bancorp […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Apache (NYSE:APA)

Apache Co. (NYSE:APA) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 73,818 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 3,936% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,829 put options. In related news, Director John E. Lowe bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a […]

NY MTG TR INC/SH Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:NYMT)

NY MTG TR INC/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 1,006 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,424% compared to the average volume of 66 put options. Shares of NYMT opened at $6.25 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization […]

NY MTG TR INC/SH Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:NYMT)

NY MTG TR INC/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 1,006 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,424% compared to the average volume of 66 put options. Shares of NYMT opened at $6.25 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization […]

United Technologies Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:UTX)

United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 18,238 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,269% compared to the average daily volume of 1,332 put options. Shares of NYSE:UTX opened at $124.07 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $113.95 […]

United Technologies Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:UTX)

United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 18,238 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,269% compared to the average daily volume of 1,332 put options. Shares of NYSE:UTX opened at $124.07 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $113.95 […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Vonage (NYSE:VG)

Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 2,397 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 975% compared to the average daily volume of 223 put options. VG has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Vonage from a “sell” […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Call Options (NASDAQ:OLLI)

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OLLI) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors purchased 4,758 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,222% compared to the average daily volume of 360 call options. Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley raised […]

ONEOK Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NYSE:OKE)

ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 1,383 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 743% compared to the average daily volume of 164 put options. In other news, Director Eduardo A. Rodriguez sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG)

Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders purchased 5,712 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 621% compared to the average daily volume of 792 put options. Several brokerages have weighed in on COG. Guggenheim set a $27.00 target price […]

NiSource Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NI)

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 940 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,346% compared to the average volume of 65 put options. A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NiSource from […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Axovant Gene Therapies Call Options (AXGT)

Axovant Gene Therapies Ltd (NASDAQ:AXGT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders acquired 3,663 call options on the company. This is an increase of 3,600% compared to the typical daily volume of 99 call options. NASDAQ AXGT opened at $5.69 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24, a […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Host Hotels and Resorts Call Options (HST)

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders purchased 10,795 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 3,463% compared to the typical daily volume of 303 call options. In other news, VP Nathan S. Tyrrell sold 1,685 shares of the firm’s stock […]

Nice Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NICE)

Nice Ltd (NASDAQ:NICE) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,568 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,379% compared to the average volume of 106 put options. Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Financial Gravity Wealth […]

Vodafone Group Target of Unusually High Options Trading (VOD)

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors acquired 56,570 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,045% compared to the typical daily volume of 2,637 call options. A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on VOD. BidaskClub raised shares of Vodafone […]

Allegheny Technologies Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ATI)

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 2,570 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 4,045% compared to the typical daily volume of 62 call options. Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Frontier Capital Management Co. […]

Gray Television Sees Unusually High Options Volume (GTN)

Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 3,285 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 4,463% compared to the average volume of 72 put options. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Retirement Systems of Alabama […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT)

Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:GBT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors purchased 5,160 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,736% compared to the typical volume of 281 put options. GBT stock opened at $59.83 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Cummins (CMI)

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 8,915 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,855% compared to the typical daily volume of 456 put options. CMI has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. UBS Group lifted their target price on […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Enbridge Put Options (ENB)

Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 5,506 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,534% compared to the typical daily volume of 337 put options. ENB stock opened at $35.73 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of […]

Caleres Target of Unusually High Options Trading (CAL)

Caleres Inc (NYSE:CAL) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 646 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,075% compared to the typical daily volume of 55 put options. CAL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research […]

Digimarc Sees Unusually High Options Volume (DMRC)

Digimarc Corp (NASDAQ:DMRC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 1,627 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,062% compared to the average daily volume of 140 put options. In related news, CEO Bruce L. Davis sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in […]

Banco Bradesco Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (BBD)

Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders purchased 12,290 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 3,558% compared to the average volume of 336 put options. Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Duff & Phelps Investment […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on New Media Investment Group (NEWM)

New Media Investment Group Inc (NYSE:NEWM) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 617 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,134% compared to the typical daily volume of 50 call options. A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Thrivent Financial […]

ARMOUR Residential REIT Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ARR)

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 1,569 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,976% compared to the typical daily volume of 51 call options. Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Barclays reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a […]

ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXY) Short Interest Up 36.9% in April

ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEARCA:VIXY) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,206,611 shares, a growth of 36.9% from the April 15th total of 881,182 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,771,621 shares, the […]

Designer Brands Target of Unusually High Options Trading (DBI)

Designer Brands Inc (NYSE:DBI) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors acquired 3,701 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 943% compared to the average daily volume of 355 call options. A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on DBI shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares […]

Anthem Inc (ANTM) Short Interest Update

Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 4,451,712 shares, a growth of 40.9% from the April 15th total of 3,160,512 shares. Currently, 1.7% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 3,968,454 […]

ISHARES TR/CORE DIVID GR ETF (DGRO) Short Interest Update

ISHARES TR/CORE DIVID GR ETF (BMV:DGRO) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 92,719 shares, a decrease of 86.3% from the April 15th total of 678,472 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,006,159 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

KB Home Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (KBH)

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 3,604 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,553% compared to the average daily volume of 218 put options. A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group reissued […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Skechers USA (SKX)

Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 5,521 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 788% compared to the average daily volume of 622 call options. Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Susquehanna Bancshares raised shares of Skechers USA from a “neutral” rating […]

Cision Ltd (CISN) Short Interest Down 41.3% in April

Cision Ltd (NYSE:CISN) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 845,097 shares, a decline of 41.3% from the April 15th total of 1,439,887 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,251,765 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) Short Interest Down 37.3% in April

Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) (TSE:TD) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 5,338,505 shares, a drop of 37.3% from the April 15th total of 8,520,696 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,018,570 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Ashland Global Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (ASH)

Ashland Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:ASH) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 7,280 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,667% compared to the typical daily volume of 412 call options. Shares of ASH opened at $75.08 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of […]

Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Company Index (FNDX) Short Interest Update

Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Company Index (NYSEARCA:FNDX) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 121,078 shares, a drop of 87.9% from the April 15th total of 1,003,455 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 368,057 shares, the […]

Zymeworks Inc (ZYME) Short Interest Down 42.1% in April

Zymeworks Inc (NYSE:ZYME) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 348,738 shares, a decline of 42.1% from the April 15th total of 602,437 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 256,841 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.4 days. Currently, […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Gates Industrial Put Options (GTES)

Gates Industrial Corp PLC (NYSE:GTES) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders purchased 1,575 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,663% compared to the typical daily volume of 57 put options. Shares of NYSE:GTES opened at $11.66 on Wednesday. Gates Industrial has a twelve month […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on CymaBay Therapeutics (CBAY)

CymaBay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CBAY) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 3,743 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,464% compared to the average volume of 146 call options. Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of CymaBay Therapeutics […]

National Beverage Sees Unusually High Options Volume (FIZZ)

National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 1,328 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 810% compared to the typical daily volume of 146 put options. In other National Beverage news, President Joseph G. Caporella bought 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction […]

Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ITUB) Short Interest Down 32.6% in April

Itau Unibanco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 15,866,725 shares, a drop of 32.6% from the April 15th total of 23,540,430 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 17,009,465 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 […]

Short Interest in PPL Corp (PPL) Declines By 6.8%

PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 34,188,251 shares, a drop of 6.8% from the April 15th total of 36,699,482 shares. Approximately 4.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an […]

Short Interest in Bank of America Corp (BAC) Decreases By 14.3%

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 59,571,332 shares, a drop of 14.3% from the April 15th total of 69,504,687 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 57,857,196 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF (SPLG) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:SPLG) saw a significant drop in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 193,036 shares, a drop of 88.0% from the April 15th total of 1,604,968 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 780,822 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.2 days. Several […]

Short Interest in Colony Credit Real Estate Inc (CLNC) Expands By 64.0%

Colony Credit Real Estate Inc (NYSE:CLNC) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,655,394 shares, a growth of 64.0% from the April 15th total of 1,618,694 shares. Currently, 3.2% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily […]