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Barclays Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSE:BCS)

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 9,849 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,805% compared to the average daily volume of 339 put options. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC)

Blueprint Medicines Corp (NASDAQ:BPMC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 1,292 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 857% compared to the average volume of 135 put options. Shares of BPMC opened at $78.48 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Patterson-UTI Energy Call Options (NASDAQ:PTEN)

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 2,684 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,154% compared to the typical daily volume of 214 call options. Shares of NASDAQ PTEN opened at $9.76 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick […]

Elastic Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NYSE:ESTC)

Elastic NV (NYSE:ESTC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 6,883 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,638% compared to the typical volume of 396 put options. In related news, CFO Janesh Moorjani sold 140,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of MSC Industrial Direct Put Options (NYSE:MSM)

MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 1,041 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,185% compared to the typical daily volume of 81 put options. In other MSC Industrial Direct news, CFO Rustom Jilla sold 7,907 shares […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Duluth Call Options (NASDAQ:DLTH)

Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DLTH) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders acquired 2,798 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,472% compared to the average daily volume of 178 call options. NASDAQ:DLTH opened at $7.81 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $229.38 million, a P/E ratio of […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Zumiez Call Options (NASDAQ:ZUMZ)

Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 696 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 939% compared to the typical daily volume of 67 call options. In other news, insider Chris K. Visser sold 4,095 shares of the company’s stock in a […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of GSX Techedu Call Options (NYSE:GSX)

GSX Techedu Inc. (NYSE:GSX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 2,239 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,522% compared to the average daily volume of 138 call options. Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on GrafTech International (NYSE:EAF)

GrafTech International Ltd (NYSE:EAF) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 12,346 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,263% compared to the typical daily volume of 906 put options. EAF has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut GrafTech International from […]

Digi International Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:DGII)

Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ:DGII) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 1,309 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,797% compared to the average daily volume of 69 call options. Several equities research analysts recently commented on DGII shares. Robert W. Baird started coverage on […]

Weyerhaeuser Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:WY)

Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE:WY) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 16,855 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,353% compared to the typical volume of 687 call options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Allworth Financial […]

Ferro Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NYSE:FOE)

Ferro Co. (NYSE:FOE) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 4,822 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 7,434% compared to the typical volume of 64 put options. FOE has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded Ferro from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU)

JetBlue Airways Co. (NASDAQ:JBLU) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors acquired 69,120 call options on the company. This is an increase of 13,864% compared to the typical daily volume of 495 call options. A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on JBLU. Buckingham Research raised shares of JetBlue Airways from a “neutral” […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Celestica (NYSE:CLS)

Celestica Inc (NYSE:CLS) (TSE:CLS) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors acquired 1,000 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,438% compared to the typical daily volume of 65 put options. Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Scotia Capital Inc. boosted its position in shares of […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN)

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 20,249 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,025% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,800 put options. Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals […]

Churchill Downs Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:CHDN)

Churchill Downs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 2,006 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,439% compared to the typical daily volume of 79 call options. Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Churchill Downs […]

Nuance Communications Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NASDAQ:NUAN)

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 27,214 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 6,364% compared to the average daily volume of 421 call options. A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Barclays lowered their target price on […]

Five Below Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NASDAQ:FIVE)

Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 13,665 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,310% compared to the average daily volume of 969 put options. In related news, Director Thomas Vellios sold 60,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction […]

Conn’s Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:CONN)

Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 2,528 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,118% compared to the average daily volume of 114 put options. CONN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. KeyCorp set a $41.00 […]

Verint Systems Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NASDAQ:VRNT)

Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 1,946 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,549% compared to the average daily volume of 118 put options. Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of VRNT. Menora Mivtachim Holdings LTD. acquired a new […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of KKR & Co Inc Put Options (NYSE:KKR)

KKR & Co Inc (NYSE:KKR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 12,744 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,450% compared to the average volume of 822 put options. Several research firms recently weighed in on KKR. Barclays set a $28.00 price objective on KKR […]

QUALCOMM Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:QCOM)

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 479,217 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,320% compared to the average daily volume of 33,738 call options. Several brokerages recently commented on QCOM. Rosenblatt Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI)

Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,116 call options on the company. This is an increase of 854% compared to the typical volume of 117 call options. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CNI. Man […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Grupo Televisa SAB (NYSE:TV)

Grupo Televisa SAB (NYSE:TV) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 1,720 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 955% compared to the average volume of 163 put options. Grupo Televisa SAB stock opened at $10.61 on Wednesday. Grupo Televisa SAB has a fifty-two week low of $7.42 […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Put Options (NYSE:NGVC)

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 1,156 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,735% compared to the typical daily volume of 63 put options. NYSE NGVC opened at $9.36 on Wednesday. The company has a […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB)

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 5,018 put options on the company. This is an increase of 972% compared to the typical volume of 468 put options. Shares of FITB opened at $29.49 on Wednesday. Fifth Third Bancorp has a 12-month low of $22.12 […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Ameriprise Financial Put Options (NYSE:AMP)

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE:AMP) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,949 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,645% compared to the typical volume of 71 put options. Ameriprise Financial stock opened at $159.98 on Wednesday. Ameriprise Financial has a 12 month low of $95.69 and […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Medallia (NYSE:MDLA)

Medallia (NYSE:MDLA) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 629 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 883% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 call options. In other Medallia news, Director Douglas M. Leone purchased 399,265 shares of Medallia stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September […]

HD Supply Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:HDS)

HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders bought 5,560 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 5,195% compared to the typical volume of 105 put options. HDS stock opened at $39.19 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.61 billion, […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Genesis Energy Call Options (NYSE:GEL)

Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE:GEL) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 2,014 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,862% compared to the average volume of 68 call options. NYSE:GEL opened at $18.57 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Western Midstream Partners (NYSE:WES)

Western Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:WES) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 1,743 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,340% compared to the average volume of 121 call options. Shares of WES stock opened at $17.58 on Wednesday. Western Midstream Partners has a […]

Novavax Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NASDAQ:NVAX)

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders acquired 1,217 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,366% compared to the average daily volume of 83 put options. In other news, SVP John A. Herrmann III sold 3,643 shares of Novavax stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, […]

Revance Therapeutics Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NASDAQ:RVNC)

Revance Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RVNC) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 2,783 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 3,876% compared to the average volume of 70 call options. Shares of RVNC opened at $19.64 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of NortonLifeLock Call Options (NASDAQ:NLOK)

NortonLifeLock Inc. (NASDAQ:NLOK) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 77,257 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,115% compared to the average volume of 3,488 call options. NASDAQ:NLOK opened at $24.99 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $15.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of […]

Insmed Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:INSM)

Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders bought 1,584 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,550% compared to the typical volume of 96 put options. In other news, CAO John Goll sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 18th. […]

Signet Jewelers Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:SIG)

Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE:SIG) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 7,463 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 843% compared to the typical volume of 791 put options. In other Signet Jewelers news, CFO Joan M. Hilson bought 7,500 shares of the business’s […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on AMETEK (NYSE:AME)

AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders acquired 1,309 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,883% compared to the typical daily volume of 66 call options. In other AMETEK news, VP Thomas M. Montgomery sold 7,036 shares of the business’s stock in a […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG)

MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 1,346 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,488% compared to the average volume of 52 put options. Several research firms recently weighed in on MTG. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Fossil Group Call Options (NASDAQ:FOSL)

Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ:FOSL) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 9,488 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 883% compared to the average volume of 965 call options. FOSL opened at $7.33 on Tuesday. Fossil Group has a twelve month low of $6.83 and a twelve month high […]

Short Interest in ADMA Biologics Inc (NASDAQ:ADMA) Declines By 5.3%

ADMA Biologics Inc (NASDAQ:ADMA) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,990,000 shares, a decrease of 5.3% from the October 31st total of 5,270,000 shares. Currently, 11.0% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

Continental Building Products Inc (NYSE:CBPX) Short Interest Down 5.5% in November

Continental Building Products Inc (NYSE:CBPX) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 909,600 shares, a decline of 5.5% from the October 31st total of 962,700 shares. Approximately 2.7% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an […]

Echostar Co. (NASDAQ:SATS) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Echostar Co. (NASDAQ:SATS) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,270,000 shares, a decline of 5.0% from the October 31st total of 2,390,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 448,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.1 days. Currently, […]

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) Short Interest Down 5.5% in November

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 17,960,000 shares, a drop of 5.5% from the October 31st total of 19,010,000 shares. Currently, 12.4% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on […]

LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) Short Interest Update

LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 155,100 shares, a decrease of 5.5% from the October 31st total of 164,200 shares. Currently, 0.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on […]

MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ:MDCA) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ:MDCA) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,490,000 shares, a drop of 5.7% from the October 31st total of 1,580,000 shares. Currently, 2.7% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average […]

Community Bankers Trust Corp (NASDAQ:ESXB) Short Interest Down 5.6% in November

Community Bankers Trust Corp (NASDAQ:ESXB) saw a significant decline in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 88,800 shares, a decline of 5.6% from the October 31st total of 94,100 shares. Currently, 0.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of […]

Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE:CSV) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE:CSV) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 566,900 shares, a decrease of 6.3% from the October 31st total of 604,800 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 96,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.9 days. […]

Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:VALU) Short Interest Down 6.4% in November

Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:VALU) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 10,200 shares, a decrease of 6.4% from the October 31st total of 10,900 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Short Interest in Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN) Decreases By 6.6%

Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,490,000 shares, a drop of 6.6% from the October 31st total of 12,300,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 879,200 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ:SPTN) Short Interest Down 7.0% in November

SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ:SPTN) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 995,500 shares, a decrease of 7.0% from the October 31st total of 1,070,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 409,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.4 days. Approximately […]