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Short Interest in Endo International plc – (ENDP) Drops By 13.5%

Endo International plc – (NASDAQ:ENDP) (TSE:ENL) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 20,250,569 shares, a decrease of 13.5% from the December 15th total of 23,402,027 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,647,667 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund (ACWI) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund (NASDAQ:ACWI) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,240,337 shares, a decline of 46.9% from the December 15th total of 4,222,376 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,338,732 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (QQQ) Short Interest Update

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) saw a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 57,921,882 shares, a decline of 9.7% from the December 15th total of 64,157,695 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 27,335,322 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.1 days. […]

HSN, Inc. (HSNI) Short Interest Down 40.9% in December

HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSNI) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 904,118 shares, a decrease of 40.9% from the December 15th total of 1,530,106 shares. Approximately 1.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an […]

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE) Short Interest Update

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:TYPE) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 801,949 shares, a drop of 35.5% from the December 15th total of 1,243,371 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 151,394 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO) Short Interest Update

Eldorado Gold Corp (NYSE:EGO) (TSE:ELD) was the target of a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 30,036,500 shares, an increase of 37.3% from the December 15th total of 21,871,010 shares. Currently, 4.2% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Short Interest Update

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 123,899,134 shares, an increase of 6.9% from the December 15th total of 115,914,289 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 14,188,533 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Kansas City Southern (KSU) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) was the target of a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,810,750 shares, an increase of 35.5% from the December 15th total of 2,073,608 shares. Currently, 2.7% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of […]

Vectren Corp (VVC) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 448,852 shares, a drop of 51.3% from the December 15th total of 922,140 shares. Approximately 0.5% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

Short Interest in PowerShares Preferred Portfolio(ETF) (PGX) Declines By 43.7%

PowerShares Preferred Portfolio(ETF) (NYSEARCA:PGX) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 882,857 shares, a drop of 43.7% from the December 15th total of 1,568,231 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,999,186 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.4 […]

Lantheus Holdings Inc (LNTH) Short Interest Down 64.7% in December

Lantheus Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LNTH) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 468,011 shares, a drop of 64.7% from the December 15th total of 1,324,332 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 303,775 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Short Interest in Pattern Energy Group Inc (PEGI) Increases By 10.6%

Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 7,943,227 shares, a growth of 10.6% from the December 15th total of 7,180,603 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 940,820 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Everbridge Inc (EVBG) Short Interest Update

Everbridge Inc (NASDAQ:EVBG) saw a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,050,866 shares, a growth of 34.2% from the December 15th total of 1,528,517 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 293,501 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.0 days. Approximately 8.9% of the […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Call Options on Copart (CPRT)

Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) saw unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Stock traders acquired 1,697 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,511% compared to the average volume of 65 call options. A number of research analysts recently commented on CPRT shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Copart from a “hold” […]

Independence Realty Trust Inc (IRT) Short Interest Update

Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,259,742 shares, a growth of 55.4% from the December 15th total of 2,097,230 shares. Approximately 3.9% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based […]

Snap-on Target of Unusually High Options Trading (SNA)

Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Stock investors purchased 3,097 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,185% compared to the typical daily volume of 241 put options. In related news, CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk sold 20,680 shares of the stock in a transaction […]

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (AXAS) Short Interest Up 58.0% in December

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,537,615 shares, an increase of 58.0% from the December 15th total of 1,606,072 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,814,525 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. […]

Short Interest in Abeona Therapeutics Inc (ABEO) Rises By 17.7%

Abeona Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ABEO) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 8,311,831 shares, an increase of 17.7% from the December 15th total of 7,058,902 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 633,976 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 13.1 days. […]

Tocagen Inc (TOCA) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Tocagen Inc (NASDAQ:TOCA) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,208,548 shares, an increase of 38.7% from the December 15th total of 871,611 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 177,614 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.8 days. Currently, […]

Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLK) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 30,689,705 shares, a decline of 19.3% from the December 15th total of 38,013,416 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 9,005,309 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Citigroup Inc (C) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 27,646,259 shares, a drop of 16.8% from the December 15th total of 33,216,191 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 13,155,824 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Hemispherx BioPharma, Inc (HEB) Short Interest Down 13.9% in December

Hemispherx BioPharma, Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:HEB) saw a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,061,456 shares, a drop of 13.9% from the December 15th total of 1,232,784 shares. Approximately 3.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

Accelerate Resources Pty Ltd (RHE) Short Interest Down 28.7% in December

Accelerate Resources Pty Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:RHE) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 235,530 shares, a drop of 28.7% from the December 15th total of 330,488 shares. Currently, 1.4% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an […]

Short Interest in Xtant Medical Holdings Inc (XTNT) Drops By 6.3%

Xtant Medical Holdings Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:XTNT) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 912,469 shares, a decrease of 6.3% from the December 15th total of 974,176 shares. Currently, 7.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an […]

B2Gold Corp (BTG) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

B2Gold Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:BTG) (TSE:BTO) saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 10,160,230 shares, a decrease of 5.4% from the December 15th total of 10,742,719 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,013,831 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.4 days. […]

Short Interest in Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (XLP) Increases By 6.2%

Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLP) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 38,989,549 shares, an increase of 6.2% from the December 15th total of 36,697,572 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,461,068 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Short Interest Down 27.2% in December

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 123,949,144 shares, a decline of 27.2% from the December 15th total of 170,285,901 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 70,295,571 shares, the short-interest […]

Short Interest in Southwestern Energy (SWN) Expands By 4.2%

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) was the target of a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 53,375,044 shares, an increase of 4.2% from the December 15th total of 51,208,463 shares. Currently, 10.5% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 18,559,644 […]

Investors Bancorp, Inc. (ISBC) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 7,264,174 shares, a decline of 29.1% from the December 15th total of 10,252,011 shares. Approximately 2.6% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

Coeur Mining Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (CDE)

Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 1,708 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 849% compared to the average volume of 180 put options. Shares of Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) opened at $8.55 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio […]

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) Short Interest Down 3.4% in December

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 57,249,397 shares, a drop of 3.4% from the December 15th total of 59,290,487 shares. Approximately 5.2% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average […]

SS&C Technologies Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (SSNC)

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSNC) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 7,957 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,972% compared to the average daily volume of 259 call options. SS&C Technologies (SSNC) opened at $49.47 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio […]

CSX Co. (CSX) Short Interest Down 14.2% in December

CSX Co. (NASDAQ:CSX) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 14,751,121 shares, a decline of 14.2% from the December 15th total of 17,185,013 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 9,184,425 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

On Track Innovations Ltd (OTIV) Short Interest Update

On Track Innovations Ltd (NASDAQ:OTIV) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 954,163 shares, an increase of 407.0% from the December 15th total of 188,193 shares. Approximately 2.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an […]

Tenet Healthcare Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (THC)

Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC) saw some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Stock investors bought 34,969 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,004% compared to the typical volume of 1,662 call options. Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on THC shares. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” […]

Darling Ingredients Target of Unusually High Options Trading (DAR)

Darling Ingredients Inc (NYSE:DAR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Friday. Investors bought 4,475 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,457% compared to the typical volume of 175 call options. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in DAR. Parametric Portfolio […]

Insmed Incorporated (INSM) Short Interest Up 23.8% in December

Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 5,412,354 shares, a growth of 23.8% from the December 15th total of 4,373,370 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 608,031 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.9 days. […]

MannKind Co. (MNKD) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

MannKind Co. (NASDAQ:MNKD) saw a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 32,495,394 shares, a growth of 2.7% from the December 15th total of 31,632,163 shares. Currently, 32.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,389,713 shares, the […]

Exfo Inc (EXFO) Short Interest Update

Exfo Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) (TSE:EXF) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 904,971 shares, a growth of 11,205.1% from the December 15th total of 8,005 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,322 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 108.7 days. […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Put Options (CBRL)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) saw unusually large options trading on Friday. Traders acquired 1,129 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,213% compared to the typical volume of 86 put options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the […]

Short Interest in Nexgen Energy Ltd. (NXE) Grows By 1.2%

Nexgen Energy Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:NXE) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 8,364,621 shares, a growth of 1.2% from the December 15th total of 8,265,892 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 262,901 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 31.8 days. […]

Trilogy Metals Inc (TMQ) Short Interest Update

Trilogy Metals Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:TMQ) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 890,679 shares, a growth of 3.0% from the December 15th total of 864,840 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,261,823 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.7 days. […]

BHP Billiton Sees Unusually High Options Volume (BHP)

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) saw unusually large options trading on Friday. Traders purchased 40,242 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,842% compared to the average volume of 1,368 call options. Several analysts have commented on the stock. Cowen raised their price objective on shares of BHP Billiton from $45.00 to $52.00 […]

Short Interest in American Lorain Co. (ALN) Grows By 654.3%

American Lorain Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:ALN) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 107,186 shares, an increase of 654.3% from the December 15th total of 14,210 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 245,077 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Entree Resources Ltd (EGI) Short Interest Up 24.6% in December

Entree Resources Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:EGI) (TSE:ETG) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 288,700 shares, an increase of 24.6% from the December 15th total of 231,617 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 165,278 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Southern Co (SO) Short Interest Up 25.0% in December

Southern Co (NYSE:SO) saw a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 28,105,080 shares, an increase of 25.0% from the December 15th total of 22,476,645 shares. Currently, 2.8% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,861,720 shares, the […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Put Options on Eastman Kodak (KODK)

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:KODK) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders purchased 41,647 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 15,735% compared to the typical volume of 263 put options. Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of KODK. Russell Investments […]

Short Interest in Power Shares Db Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC) Grows By 317.3%

Power Shares Db Commodity Index Tracking Fund (BMV:DBC) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 5,572,146 shares, a growth of 317.3% from the December 15th total of 1,335,173 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,621,031 shares, […]

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (TXMD) Short Interest Up 4.4% in December

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXMD) saw a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 55,882,896 shares, a growth of 4.4% from the December 15th total of 53,505,064 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,720,761 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 20.5 days. Currently, 32.1% of the […]

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (CBRL)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 2,858 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 3,612% compared to the typical daily volume of 77 call options. A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on CBRL. Maxim Group restated […]