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Investors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Mosaic Company (The) (MOS)

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders purchased 574 call options on the company. This is an increase of 160% compared to the average daily volume of 221 call options. In related news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins purchased 7,000 shares of Mosaic Company (The) stock in […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 1,294 call options on the company. This is an increase of 127% compared to the typical daily volume of 569 call options. Several analysts have recently commented on the company. Scotiabank set a $19.00 price objective on Marathon Oil […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Gap, Inc. (The) Put Options (GPS)

Gap, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GPS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 619 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 443% compared to the average daily volume of 114 put options. Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) opened at $29.40 on Friday. Gap, Inc. has a 1-year low […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Best Buy Co. (BBY)

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 1,986 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 592% compared to the average volume of 287 put options. A number of brokerages have weighed in on BBY. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their price target […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Vipshop Holdings Limited Put Options (VIPS)

Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders purchased 6,691 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average daily volume of 0 put options. Several research firms have issued reports on VIPS. Daiwa Capital Markets cut Vipshop Holdings Limited from a “buy” rating […]

Sprint Corporation Target of Unusually High Options Trading (S)

Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 2,058 put options on the company. This is an increase of 459% compared to the average daily volume of 368 put options. In other Sprint Corporation news, major shareholder Group Corp Softbank purchased 4,322,990 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on […]

inTEST Co. (INTT) Short Interest Update

inTEST Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:INTT) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 15,493 shares, a decrease of 89.9% from the October 13th total of 152,882 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 212,012 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (CMT) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:CMT) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 265,593 shares, a growth of 47.1% from the October 13th total of 180,579 shares. Currently, 3.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume […]

Pinnacle Foods Sees Unusually High Options Volume (PF)

Pinnacle Foods, Inc. (NYSE:PF) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders acquired 11,324 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical volume of 0 call options. Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in […]

Teladoc Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (TDOC)

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 2,014 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 put options. Shares of Teladoc (TDOC) opened at $28.40 on Friday. Teladoc has a twelve month low […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Costco Wholesale Corporation Put Options (COST)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 6,031 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 231% compared to the typical volume of 1,822 put options. Several brokerages recently commented on COST. TheStreet raised shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation from a “c” […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Ball Corporation (BLL)

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders purchased 712 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 put options. A number of research analysts have recently commented on BLL shares. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Ball Corporation […]

Cytokinetics, Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CYTK)

Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ:CYTK) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 2,697 call options on the company. This represents an increase of Infinity compared to the average daily volume of 0 call options. In other Cytokinetics, news, Director Santo J. Costa sold 5,000 shares of Cytokinetics, stock in a transaction […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Applied Optoelectronics Put Options (AAOI)

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 640 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 106% compared to the typical volume of 310 put options. In related news, Director Richard B. Black sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction […]

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST) Short Interest Update

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 50,144,868 shares, a decline of 16.9% from the October 13th total of 60,369,053 shares. Approximately 6.9% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading […]

Short Interest in Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) Expands By 22.6%

Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 15,205,235 shares, a growth of 22.6% from the October 13th total of 12,404,535 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,408,967 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 10.8 days. […]

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CATB) Short Interest Down 62.5% in October

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 228,793 shares, a decline of 62.5% from the October 13th total of 609,692 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 367,907 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 […]

Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV) Short Interest Update

Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 30,122,919 shares, a growth of 14.4% from the October 13th total of 26,339,028 shares. Approximately 18.6% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings (MTSI)

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTSI) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 1,113 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 call options. Several equities analysts have commented on MTSI shares. Needham & Company LLC reiterated […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Put Options on Sanmina Corporation (SANM)

Sanmina Corporation (NASDAQ:SANM) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 1,065 put options on the company. This is an increase of Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 put options. In other news, VP Robert K. Eulau sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction […]

FibroGen Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (FGEN)

FibroGen, Inc (NASDAQ:FGEN) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 956 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical volume of 0 put options. In related news, insider K Peony Yu sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Constellium N.V. (CSTM)

Constellium N.V. (NYSE:CSTM) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 4,601 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 call options. Constellium N.V. (NYSE CSTM) opened at $10.10 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,008.31, […]

Short Interest in iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF (SCZ) Increases By 83.7%

iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF (NASDAQ:SCZ) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,140,061 shares, a growth of 83.7% from the October 13th total of 1,164,763 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 560,522 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONT) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCMKTS:BONT) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,229,479 shares, an increase of 43.4% from the October 13th total of 1,555,238 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,467,925 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.2 […]

Short Interest in SRC Energy Inc (SRCI) Grows By 1.4%

SRC Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:SRCI) was the target of a large increase in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 40,637,830 shares, an increase of 1.4% from the October 13th total of 40,064,006 shares. Approximately 20.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

Taseko Mines Ltd (USA) (TGB) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Taseko Mines Ltd (USA) (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 806,239 shares, an increase of 24.1% from the October 13th total of 649,788 shares. Currently, 0.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Nustar GP Holdings (NSH)

Nustar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 580 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 put options. NSH has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. UBS AG reduced […]

Macy’s Inc (M) Short Interest Update

Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 57,005,876 shares, an increase of 9.9% from the October 13th total of 51,850,085 shares. Approximately 18.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an […]

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd (IMUC) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:IMUC) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,679,860 shares, a drop of 0.9% from the October 13th total of 1,694,466 shares. Currently, 10.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

Short Interest in Retractable Technologies, Inc. (RVP) Declines By 29.6%

Retractable Technologies, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:RVP) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 43,030 shares, a drop of 29.6% from the October 13th total of 61,135 shares. Currently, 0.5% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average […]

M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (MDC) Short Interest Update

M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC) was the target of a large growth in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,142,613 shares, a growth of 38.9% from the October 13th total of 1,542,704 shares. Currently, 5.2% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of […]

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (HDS) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,058,452 shares, a decrease of 32.0% from the October 13th total of 4,497,999 shares. Approximately 1.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based […]

CBS Corporation (CBS) Short Interest Up 59.7% in October

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,772,066 shares, a growth of 59.7% from the October 13th total of 12,382,718 shares. Currently, 5.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading […]

Beazer Homes USA Target of Unusually High Options Trading (BZH)

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 690 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 put options. Shares of Beazer Homes USA (BZH) opened at $20.46 on Friday. Beazer Homes USA has a 52 […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Cott Corporation (COT)

Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 3,589 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical volume of 0 call options. In related news, CAO Jason R. Ausher sold 5,800 shares of Cott Corporation stock in a transaction on […]

Short Interest in Icon Plc (ICLR) Decreases By 34.9%

Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 812,161 shares, a decline of 34.9% from the October 13th total of 1,247,526 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 334,705 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Liberty Interactive Corporation Call Options (QVCA)

Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 2,219 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 call options. Several brokerages recently issued reports on QVCA. UBS AG boosted their price objective on shares of […]

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) Short Interest Update

Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) saw a large decrease in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 9,720,513 shares, a decrease of 17.0% from the October 13th total of 11,715,624 shares. Currently, 1.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,133,812 shares, […]

Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU) Short Interest Update

Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) saw a large drop in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 23,120,634 shares, a drop of 14.6% from the October 13th total of 27,080,391 shares. Currently, 16.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 2,189,840 shares, the short-interest […]

Short Interest in eBay Inc. (EBAY) Grows By 5.2%

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 22,415,558 shares, an increase of 5.2% from the October 13th total of 21,298,756 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 11,845,722 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) Short Interest Down 36.2% in October

Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,849,286 shares, a decrease of 36.2% from the October 13th total of 4,466,680 shares. Approximately 2.7% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average […]

Short Interest in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) Declines By 9.9%

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 21,000,614 shares, a decline of 9.9% from the October 13th total of 23,296,317 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,669,334 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) was the target of a large drop in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 27,602,495 shares, a drop of 10.2% from the October 13th total of 30,743,978 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,170,576 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.5 days. […]

Yintech Investment Holdings Limited (YIN) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Yintech Investment Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:YIN) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 171,680 shares, a drop of 80.4% from the October 13th total of 875,384 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 331,840 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

ShotSpotter Inc. (SSTI) Short Interest Up 39.6% in October

ShotSpotter Inc. (NASDAQ:SSTI) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 885,891 shares, an increase of 39.6% from the October 13th total of 634,538 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 71,630 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Short Interest in State National Companies, Inc. (SNC) Expands By 33.2%

State National Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNC) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,071,890 shares, a growth of 33.2% from the October 13th total of 804,538 shares. Approximately 3.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average […]

TOP Ships Inc. (TOPS) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

TOP Ships Inc. (NASDAQ:TOPS) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,314,512 shares, a growth of 143.4% from the October 13th total of 539,956 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,922,967 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.4 […]

Short Interest in BioLife Solutions, Inc. (BLFS) Grows By 44.7%

BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLFS) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 831,463 shares, a growth of 44.7% from the October 13th total of 574,457 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 337,289 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days. […]

The Advisory Board Sees Unusually High Options Volume (ABCO)

The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders acquired 2,221 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average daily volume of 0 put options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Rockefeller Financial […]

Short Interest in ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc (ZIOP) Expands By 3.3%

ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:ZIOP) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 35,366,556 shares, a growth of 3.3% from the October 13th total of 34,237,001 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,709,933 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]