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Short Interest in Teekay Tankers Ltd. (TNK) Declines By 49.4%

Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,419,203 shares, a decrease of 49.4% from the June 15th total of 6,760,521 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,262,077 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF (EWN) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF (NYSEARCA:EWN) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 266,671 shares, a decline of 51.8% from the June 15th total of 553,020 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 268,535 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Genie Energy Ltd Class B (GNE) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Genie Energy Ltd Class B (NYSE:GNE) saw a large drop in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 328,768 shares, a drop of 65.8% from the June 15th total of 960,900 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 205,404 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.6 days. Currently, […]

Short Interest in AmeriCold Realty Trust (COLD) Rises By 66.9%

AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,624,146 shares, a growth of 66.9% from the June 15th total of 973,168 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 713,599 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 […]

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc (CDAY) Short Interest Update

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc (NYSE:CDAY) was the target of a large increase in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,387,620 shares, an increase of 80.6% from the June 15th total of 1,321,809 shares. Currently, 8.2% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume […]

New York & Company, Inc. (NWY) Short Interest Up 59.7% in June

New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,483,032 shares, an increase of 59.7% from the June 15th total of 2,180,502 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 827,546 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) Short Interest Update

Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLK) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 24,710,296 shares, a decrease of 16.5% from the June 15th total of 29,583,309 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,502,364 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Short Interest in Corecivic Inc (CXW) Rises By 238.3%

Corecivic Inc (NYSE:CXW) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,233,454 shares, an increase of 238.3% from the June 15th total of 955,719 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,675,163 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Nomura Holdings Inc (NMR) Short Interest Down 45.6% in June

Nomura Holdings Inc (NYSE:NMR) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 579,006 shares, a decline of 45.6% from the June 15th total of 1,065,043 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 272,568 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. […]

British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,030,949 shares, a decline of 63.2% from the June 15th total of 2,803,528 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,202,770 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Ypf Sa (YPF) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Ypf Sa (NYSE:YPF) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 576,601 shares, a decrease of 65.4% from the June 15th total of 1,668,352 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,312,621 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.2 days. Several […]

Short Interest in Trex Company Inc (TREX) Expands By 87.4%

Trex Company Inc (NYSE:TREX) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,119,011 shares, a growth of 87.4% from the June 15th total of 1,130,811 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 344,851 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Vectren Corp (VVC) Short Interest Down 56.7% in June

Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 942,261 shares, a decline of 56.7% from the June 15th total of 2,173,654 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 615,465 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, […]

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Short Interest Down 8.5% in June

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 59,174,572 shares, a decline of 8.5% from the June 15th total of 64,685,349 shares. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily trading […]

Sanofi SA (SNY) Short Interest Update

Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 4,160,502 shares, an increase of 96.0% from the June 15th total of 2,122,789 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,649,317 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Leidos Holdings Inc (LDOS) Short Interest Up 77.3% in June

Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE:LDOS) saw a large growth in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,880,585 shares, a growth of 77.3% from the June 15th total of 2,188,533 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,395,463 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.6% […]

Short Interest in Houlihan Lokey Inc (HLI) Grows By 57.5%

Houlihan Lokey Inc (NYSE:HLI) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,280,601 shares, an increase of 57.5% from the June 15th total of 812,998 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 439,386 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.9 days. […]

Brightsphere Investment Group PLC (BSIG) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Brightsphere Investment Group PLC (NYSE:BSIG) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 825,035 shares, an increase of 61.0% from the June 15th total of 512,583 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 600,642 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

DHI Group Inc (DHX) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

DHI Group Inc (NYSE:DHX) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 813,388 shares, a drop of 49.7% from the June 15th total of 1,616,104 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,201,169 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

TEGNA Inc. (TGNA) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 14,187,413 shares, an increase of 30.3% from the June 15th total of 10,891,569 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,465,368 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Short Interest in AXA Equitable Holdings Inc (EQH) Increases By 35.9%

AXA Equitable Holdings Inc (NYSE:EQH) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 16,309,064 shares, an increase of 35.9% from the June 15th total of 11,999,738 shares. Currently, 10.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based […]

iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (SHYG) Short Interest Down 41.7% in June

iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:SHYG) saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 492,288 shares, a decrease of 41.7% from the June 15th total of 844,610 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 441,993 shares, the short-interest […]

VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF (EMLC) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:EMLC) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,421,755 shares, a drop of 43.6% from the June 15th total of 6,072,045 shares. Based on an average daily volume of […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Saia (SAIA)

Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 510 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 750% compared to the typical daily volume of 60 call options. In other news, Director Douglas Wayne Rockel sold 2,093 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on […]

Atkore International Group Inc (ATKR) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Atkore International Group Inc (NYSE:ATKR) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,256,548 shares, an increase of 84.9% from the June 15th total of 679,707 shares. Currently, 2.7% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne Sees Unusually High Options Volume (AJRD)

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc (NYSE:AJRD) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 511 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 663% compared to the typical volume of 67 put options. A number of research firms have commented on AJRD. Zacks Investment Research cut shares […]

Sensata Technologies Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ST)

Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 601 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 839% compared to the average daily volume of 64 put options. Several analysts have recently issued reports on ST shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Sensata Technologies from […]

Short Interest in Hill International Inc (HIL) Grows By 124.7%

Hill International Inc (NYSE:HIL) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,468,106 shares, an increase of 124.7% from the June 15th total of 1,098,192 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 346,593 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Short Interest in NRG Energy Inc (NRG) Declines By 36.4%

NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 11,690,622 shares, a decline of 36.4% from the June 15th total of 18,386,248 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,472,545 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.8 […]

Metlife Inc (MET) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 12,020,672 shares, a decline of 28.9% from the June 15th total of 16,900,543 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 7,086,353 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.7 days. Approximately […]

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (BXMT) Short Interest Update

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (NYSE:BXMT) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 11,953,609 shares, a growth of 45.1% from the June 15th total of 8,239,696 shares. Currently, 11.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Investors Bancorp (ISBC)

Investors Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ISBC) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 1,000 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 880% compared to the average volume of 102 put options. Several analysts recently weighed in on ISBC shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Investors Bancorp from a “hold” rating […]

Short Interest in Conagra Brands Inc (CAG) Grows By 84.3%

Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 18,784,589 shares, a growth of 84.3% from the June 15th total of 10,191,859 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,534,153 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.2 days. […]

Short Interest in Southwestern Energy (SWN) Grows By 21.6%

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 65,360,326 shares, a growth of 21.6% from the June 15th total of 53,744,458 shares. Approximately 11.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 36,172,920 shares, an increase of 10.8% from the June 15th total of 32,652,914 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 19,490,393 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.9 […]

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) Short Interest Up 70.0% in June

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 13,773,127 shares, a growth of 70.0% from the June 15th total of 8,100,318 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,538,642 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Asante Solutions Inc (PUMP) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Asante Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:PUMP) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 14,996,855 shares, a growth of 35.1% from the June 15th total of 11,099,850 shares. Currently, 20.4% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Cooper Tire & Rubber Call Options (CTB)

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE:CTB) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 1,028 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 650% compared to the average daily volume of 137 call options. NYSE:CTB opened at $25.25 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.31 billion, a […]

General Dynamics Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (GD)

General Dynamics Co. (NYSE:GD) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders bought 8,750 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 757% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,021 put options. In other news, insider John Patrick Casey sold 22,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July […]

Inspired Entertainment Inc (INSE) Short Interest Update

Inspired Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:INSE) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 450,607 shares, a decrease of 37.2% from the June 15th total of 718,096 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 125,892 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.6 days. […]

Short Interest in Versartis Inc (VSAR) Decreases By 53.3%

Versartis Inc (NASDAQ:VSAR) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 936,082 shares, a drop of 53.3% from the June 15th total of 2,004,665 shares. Approximately 3.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading […]

SPDR S&P Retail (XRT) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

SPDR S&P Retail (NYSEARCA:XRT) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 25,291,092 shares, a growth of 16.5% from the June 15th total of 21,708,273 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,962,688 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.1 days. […]

Short Interest in Alerian MLP (AMLP) Declines By 33.2%

Alerian MLP (NYSEARCA:AMLP) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 27,143,164 shares, a decrease of 33.2% from the June 15th total of 40,637,989 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 12,338,714 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.2 days. A […]

SPDR Barclays Cptl Shrt Term Corp Bd ETF (SPSB) Short Interest Up 533.2% in June

SPDR Barclays Cptl Shrt Term Corp Bd ETF (NYSEARCA:SPSB) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 4,030,905 shares, an increase of 533.2% from the June 15th total of 636,566 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

First Republic Bank Sees Unusually High Options Volume (FRC)

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors bought 527 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 764% compared to the average volume of 61 call options. FRC opened at $97.09 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $15.42 billion, a PE ratio of 21.39, […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM)

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 7,071 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,147% compared to the typical volume of 567 put options. Shares of Sprouts Farmers Market opened at $22.47 on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a current […]

Pattern Energy Group Target of Unusually High Options Trading (PEGI)

Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 4,603 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,756% compared to the average daily volume of 248 put options. Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on PEGI shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of […]

Tile Shop Target of Unusually High Options Trading (TTS)

Tile Shop Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:TTS) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 1,432 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 763% compared to the average volume of 166 put options. NASDAQ TTS opened at $8.10 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio […]

ON Semiconductor Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ON)

ON Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:ON) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders purchased 16,271 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 648% compared to the typical daily volume of 2,174 call options. In other ON Semiconductor news, CEO Keith D. Jackson sold 80,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction […]

Skechers USA Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SKX)

Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 40,872 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 686% compared to the typical daily volume of 5,200 call options. Shares of Skechers USA stock opened at $31.07 on Tuesday. The company has a market […]