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Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Weyerhaeuser (WY)

Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE:WY) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders bought 11,127 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,768% compared to the average volume of 388 call options. A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Royal London Asset Management Ltd. […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Call Options (WH)

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:WH) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 6,005 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 6,802% compared to the average daily volume of 87 call options. WH has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Longbow Research initiated coverage on […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Banco Santander Put Options (SAN)

Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 5,545 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,540% compared to the typical volume of 210 put options. Banco Santander stock opened at $5.25 on Thursday. Banco Santander has a one year low of $4.82 and a one […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Weyerhaeuser (WY)

Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE:WY) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders bought 11,127 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,768% compared to the average volume of 388 call options. A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Royal London Asset Management Ltd. […]

Iridium Communications Sees Unusually High Options Volume (IRDM)

Iridium Communications Inc (NASDAQ:IRDM) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 1,288 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 914% compared to the typical volume of 127 put options. In other news, Director Thomas C. Canfield sold 12,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of AutoNation Call Options (AN)

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 876 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,117% compared to the typical daily volume of 72 call options. NYSE AN opened at $43.91 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of […]

Arista Networks Inc (ANET) Short Interest Update

Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,531,678 shares, an increase of 54.6% from the August 15th total of 2,284,723 shares. Approximately 6.9% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

Cummins Inc. (CMI) Short Interest Down 42.1% in August

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,441,249 shares, a decrease of 42.1% from the August 15th total of 7,674,418 shares. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume […]

Short Interest in Imax Corp (IMAX) Decreases By 45.8%

Imax Corp (NYSE:IMAX) saw a significant drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,353,693 shares, a drop of 45.8% from the August 15th total of 6,191,455 shares. Approximately 6.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 650,374 […]

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) Short Interest Down 18.0% in August

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 14,454,891 shares, a drop of 18.0% from the August 15th total of 17,634,008 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 13,616,344 shares, the short-interest […]

Noble Co. PLC (NE) Short Interest Down 5.8% in August

Noble Co. PLC (NYSE:NE) was the target of a large drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 41,951,563 shares, a drop of 5.8% from the August 15th total of 44,525,416 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,565,921 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.2 days. […]

B&G Foods Sees Unusually High Options Volume (BGS)

B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 3,617 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,053% compared to the typical daily volume of 168 put options. Shares of NYSE:BGS opened at $30.20 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.09 billion, a […]

Delek US Holdings Inc (DK) Short Interest Up 45.7% in August

Delek US Holdings Inc (NYSE:DK) saw a significant growth in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,479,733 shares, a growth of 45.7% from the August 15th total of 3,759,714 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,193,480 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.6 days. Currently, […]

Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bull 3x Shares (TMF) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bull 3x Shares (NYSEARCA:TMF) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 223,734 shares, a decline of 63.5% from the August 15th total of 612,503 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 483,655 shares, the […]

Short Interest in Devon Energy Corp (DVN) Decreases By 26.4%

Devon Energy Corp (NYSE:DVN) saw a large drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 18,781,505 shares, a drop of 26.4% from the August 15th total of 25,513,605 shares. Approximately 3.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NUGT) Short Interest Update

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NYSEARCA:NUGT) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,316,299 shares, a drop of 50.7% from the August 15th total of 8,758,949 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,115,144 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in Ypf Sa (YPF) Expands By 48.8%

Ypf Sa (NYSE:YPF) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,196,288 shares, an increase of 48.8% from the August 15th total of 1,475,934 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,577,569 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp, Inc. (SMFG) Short Interest Update

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp, Inc. (NYSE:SMFG) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 775,493 shares, a drop of 34.0% from the August 15th total of 1,174,861 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,132,638 shares, the short-interest […]

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 38,785,634 shares, a growth of 7.5% from the August 15th total of 36,067,602 shares. Approximately 3.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based […]

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (CLF) Short Interest Update

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 41,999,914 shares, an increase of 8.6% from the August 15th total of 38,671,151 shares. Currently, 14.4% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

Short Interest in New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) Increases By 7.5%

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) saw a large increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 55,071,258 shares, an increase of 7.5% from the August 15th total of 51,239,841 shares. Approximately 11.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

RadNet Target of Unusually High Options Trading (RDNT)

RadNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RDNT) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 2,961 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,366% compared to the typical volume of 202 call options. Shares of NASDAQ:RDNT opened at $15.75 on Thursday. RadNet has a 1 year low of $9.50 and a […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on CDK Global (CDK)

CDK Global Inc (NASDAQ:CDK) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders purchased 1,951 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,255% compared to the average volume of 144 call options. Several analysts have recently weighed in on CDK shares. Barrington Research upgraded shares of CDK Global from a “market perform” […]

Estee Lauder Companies Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (EL)

Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 7,476 put options on the company. This is an increase of 809% compared to the typical volume of 822 put options. A number of analysts have recently issued reports on EL shares. Deutsche Bank reduced their price […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Parker-Hannifin (PH)

Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 4,347 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,284% compared to the typical volume of 314 call options. In related news, VP Joseph R. Leonti sold 1,605 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Viking Therapeutics (VKTX)

Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VKTX) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors acquired 19,390 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,311% compared to the average volume of 1,374 call options. Viking Therapeutics stock opened at $19.46 on Wednesday. Viking Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $1.18 […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Viking Therapeutics (VKTX)

Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VKTX) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors acquired 19,390 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,311% compared to the average volume of 1,374 call options. Viking Therapeutics stock opened at $19.46 on Wednesday. Viking Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $1.18 […]

Platform Specialty Products Sees Unusually High Options Volume (PAH)

Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 10,037 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,631% compared to the typical daily volume of 580 call options. Several research analysts have commented on the company. Citigroup downgraded Platform Specialty Products from a “buy” rating […]

Cornerstone OnDemand Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (CSOD)

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSOD) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 1,094 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,533% compared to the typical daily volume of 67 call options. A number of analysts have issued reports on CSOD shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Kimco Realty (KIM)

Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 1,596 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 646% compared to the typical volume of 214 put options. In other news, Director Philip E. Coviello, Jr. acquired 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in […]

tronc Sees Unusually High Options Volume (TRNC)

tronc Inc (NASDAQ:TRNC) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 1,433 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,505% compared to the typical daily volume of 55 call options. Shares of TRNC stock opened at $16.58 on Wednesday. tronc has a 1-year low of $13.00 and […]

Prothena Sees Unusually High Options Volume (PRTA)

Prothena Co. PLC (NASDAQ:PRTA) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,600 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,739% compared to the typical daily volume of 87 put options. Shares of PRTA opened at $13.21 on Wednesday. Prothena has a twelve month low of […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Affiliated Managers Group (AMG)

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders purchased 541 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 940% compared to the average daily volume of 52 put options. Shares of AMG opened at $142.08 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of […]

Short Interest in Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (KL) Expands By 53.3%

Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (NYSE:KL) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,119,606 shares, an increase of 53.3% from the August 15th total of 2,034,445 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,236,703 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 […]

Infosys Ltd (INFY) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Infosys Ltd (NYSE:INFY) was the target of a large drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 66,308,191 shares, a drop of 7.8% from the August 15th total of 71,952,113 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,479,827 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 14.8 days. […]

Short Interest in Total SA (TOT) Increases By 67.9%

Total SA (NYSE:TOT) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,505,599 shares, an increase of 67.9% from the August 15th total of 2,087,991 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,629,313 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.3 days. […]

MFA Finl Inc/SH (MFA) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

MFA Finl Inc/SH (NYSE:MFA) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,494,327 shares, a growth of 53.9% from the August 15th total of 3,570,294 shares. Currently, 1.2% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average […]

RPC, Inc. (RES) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 16,457,867 shares, a decrease of 25.2% from the August 15th total of 22,013,799 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,444,198 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) Short Interest Up 21.9% in August

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 36,253,831 shares, an increase of 21.9% from the August 15th total of 29,734,711 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,169,813 shares, the […]

Short Interest in DowDuPont Inc (DWDP) Increases By 26.4%

DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 20,503,538 shares, a growth of 26.4% from the August 15th total of 16,225,899 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,277,303 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Insmed (INSM)

Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 5,492 put options on the company. This is an increase of 6,680% compared to the average daily volume of 81 put options. A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Acxiom Put Options (ACXM)

Acxiom Co. (NASDAQ:ACXM) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 1,721 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 878% compared to the average daily volume of 176 put options. Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and […]

Short Interest in AMBEV S A/S (ABEV) Grows By 31.8%

AMBEV S A/S (NYSE:ABEV) saw a large increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 24,824,686 shares, an increase of 31.8% from the August 15th total of 18,828,665 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 33,321,254 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.7 days. A number of […]

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 149,812,655 shares, a growth of 4.5% from the August 15th total of 143,306,403 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 57,268,597 shares, the short-interest […]

Short Interest in Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) Rises By 13.1%

Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:AMLP) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 56,335,618 shares, an increase of 13.1% from the August 15th total of 49,797,624 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 10,766,252 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Short Interest in Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) Drops By 32.8%

Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,435,107 shares, a decrease of 32.8% from the August 15th total of 8,087,212 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,663,306 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Deutsche Bank AG (DB) Short Interest Update

Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 80,975,495 shares, a decline of 4.0% from the August 15th total of 84,349,222 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,545,121 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 22.8 days. […]

Transocean LTD (RIG) Short Interest Update

Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 72,567,658 shares, a decrease of 6.1% from the August 15th total of 77,265,464 shares. Approximately 17.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]

Orthofix Medical Inc (OFIX) Short Interest Down 29.0% in August

Orthofix Medical Inc (NASDAQ:OFIX) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 477,585 shares, a decline of 29.0% from the August 15th total of 672,614 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 147,133 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.2 […]

Short Interest in International Speedway Corp Class A (ISCA) Decreases By 33.0%

International Speedway Corp Class A (NASDAQ:ISCA) saw a large decline in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 348,205 shares, a decline of 33.0% from the August 15th total of 519,698 shares. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume […]