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National Grid Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NGG)

National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 835 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 984% compared to the average volume of 77 call options. A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine raised National Grid from a “sell” rating […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS)

Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IONS) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders purchased 2,707 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 749% compared to the average daily volume of 319 put options. In other news, SVP C Frank Bennett sold 12,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated […]

Cal-Maine Foods Sees Unusually High Options Volume (CALM)

Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ:CALM) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 2,274 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,269% compared to the typical daily volume of 96 put options. In other news, CFO Max P. Bowman acquired 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on SandRidge Energy (SD)

SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE:SD) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Investors acquired 879 call options on the company. This is an increase of 603% compared to the average volume of 125 call options. A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SD. Rubric Capital Management LP grew […]

FibroGen Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (FGEN)

FibroGen Inc (NASDAQ:FGEN) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 5,134 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 830% compared to the typical volume of 552 call options. In other news, Director Kalevi Kurkijarvi sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 15th. The stock was […]

Vornado Realty Trust Target of Unusually High Options Trading (VNO)

Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 1,228 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,280% compared to the typical daily volume of 89 put options. Several research firms have issued reports on VNO. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Targa Resources (TRGP)

Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 8,354 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,240% compared to the average daily volume of 357 call options. TRGP stock opened at $44.85 on Wednesday. Targa Resources has a twelve month low of $41.13 and a twelve […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Msci Put Options (MSCI)

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 750 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 987% compared to the average daily volume of 69 put options. Shares of MSCI stock opened at $144.35 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of […]

Ceridian HCM Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CDAY)

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc (NYSE:CDAY) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors bought 1,449 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 866% compared to the average daily volume of 150 put options. Several research analysts have recently weighed in on CDAY shares. Credit Suisse Group started […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Intercontinental Exchange Put Options (ICE)

Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 5,602 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,439% compared to the average daily volume of 364 put options. In other Intercontinental Exchange news, CFO Scott A. Hill sold 70,659 shares of the firm’s […]

Prologis Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (PLD)

Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 1,839 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 995% compared to the typical daily volume of 168 call options. Shares of NYSE PLD opened at $67.70 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of […]

Aimmune Therapeutics Target of Unusually High Options Trading (AIMT)

Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AIMT) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors bought 1,134 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,174% compared to the typical daily volume of 89 put options. A number of brokerages have recently commented on AIMT. Zacks Investment Research raised shares […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Mattel (MAT)

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors acquired 22,037 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 911% compared to the average volume of 2,179 put options. A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on MAT shares. Consumer Edge started coverage on […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Canadian Natural Resource (CNQ)

Canadian Natural Resource Ltd (NYSE:CNQ) (TSE:CNQ) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 3,631 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 853% compared to the typical daily volume of 381 call options. CNQ has been the topic of several recent research reports. Raymond James reaffirmed a “buy” rating […]

Constellation Brands Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (STZ)

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 36,194 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,585% compared to the typical volume of 2,148 put options. Shares of STZ stock opened at $193.39 on Tuesday. Constellation Brands has a 52 week low of […]

Entergy Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ETR)

Entergy Co. (NYSE:ETR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 1,189 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 891% compared to the average daily volume of 120 put options. In related news, insider Haley Fisackerly sold 4,900 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Foot Locker Call Options (FL)

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 13,023 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,406% compared to the typical daily volume of 865 call options. Foot Locker stock opened at $48.81 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, […]

New Concept Energy, Inc. (GBR) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

New Concept Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:GBR) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 236,405 shares, a drop of 14.8% from the October 15th total of 277,337 shares. Currently, 11.4% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an […]

Short Interest in Libbey Inc. (LBY) Decreases By 0.3%

Libbey Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LBY) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,589,552 shares, a decline of 0.3% from the October 15th total of 1,594,283 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 110,737 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 14.4 days. Approximately […]

Avalon Holdings Corp (AWX) Short Interest Down 18.0% in October

Avalon Holdings Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:AWX) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 133,868 shares, a decrease of 18.0% from the October 15th total of 163,268 shares. Currently, 6.3% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of […]

Antero Resources Target of Unusually High Options Trading (AR)

Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 12,854 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,531% compared to the average daily volume of 354 put options. A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on AR shares. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a […]

Jack in the Box Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (JACK)

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 3,091 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,510% compared to the typical daily volume of 192 call options. JACK has been the topic of a number of research reports. Wedbush restated a “buy” rating […]

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (FMS) Short Interest Down 48.6% in October

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (NYSE:FMS) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 297,169 shares, a drop of 48.6% from the October 15th total of 578,575 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 328,173 shares, the […]

Invesco BulletShares 2020 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCK) Short Interest Update

Invesco BulletShares 2020 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSCK) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 107,326 shares, a decrease of 88.2% from the October 15th total of 908,777 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 403,028 shares, the […]

Eventbrite Inc (EB) Short Interest Update

Eventbrite Inc (NYSE:EB) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,292,456 shares, a growth of 68.4% from the October 15th total of 767,294 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 417,574 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Meritor Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MTOR)

Meritor Inc (NYSE:MTOR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 948 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,294% compared to the typical daily volume of 68 put options. A number of research firms recently issued reports on MTOR. Stifel Nicolaus set a $29.00 price […]

Daqo New Energy Corp (DQ) Short Interest Down 45.2% in October

Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE:DQ) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 355,456 shares, a drop of 45.2% from the October 15th total of 648,813 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 196,519 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Sempra Energy (SRE)

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 3,380 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,480% compared to the typical volume of 131 put options. In related news, CEO Jeffrey W. Martin sold 5,705 shares of the firm’s stock in a […]

VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN (UWT) Short Interest Update

VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN (NYSEARCA:UWT) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 484,585 shares, a drop of 50.5% from the October 15th total of 979,329 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,878,886 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. Small-Mid ETF (PDN) Short Interest Update

Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. Small-Mid ETF (NYSEARCA:PDN) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 31,493 shares, a decline of 95.6% from the October 15th total of 708,865 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 157,960 […]

Simon Property Group Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (SPG)

Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:SPG) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 9,707 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,579% compared to the typical volume of 578 call options. Shares of NYSE:SPG opened at $187.40 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of […]

Intersect ENT Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (XENT)

Intersect ENT Inc (NASDAQ:XENT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 4,070 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,807% compared to the average volume of 140 call options. A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on XENT shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Intersect […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Cloudera Put Options (CLDR)

Cloudera Inc (NYSE:CLDR) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 4,692 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,594% compared to the typical volume of 277 put options. In other news, insider Michael Olson sold 27,619 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred […]

Nexstar Media Group Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NXST)

Nexstar Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:NXST) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 8,141 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 859% compared to the average daily volume of 849 call options. Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Noble Financial downgraded Nexstar Media Group from a […]

Dell Technologies Target of Unusually High Options Trading (DVMT)

Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE:DVMT) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 17,390 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,471% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,107 call options. Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC acquired a […]

Resolute Forest Products (RFP) Short Interest Up 71.7% in October

Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) (TSE:RFP) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,210,929 shares, a growth of 71.7% from the October 15th total of 705,159 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 373,213 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (VAC) Short Interest Down 49.2% in October

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 588,200 shares, a drop of 49.2% from the October 15th total of 1,159,012 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 627,121 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU) Short Interest Down 84.2% in October

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (NYSEARCA:VEU) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 505,546 shares, a decrease of 84.2% from the October 15th total of 3,209,017 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,252,946 shares, the […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Enerplus Put Options (ERF)

Enerplus Corp (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 3,262 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,753% compared to the typical daily volume of 176 put options. Shares of ERF stock opened at $9.40 on Thursday. Enerplus has a fifty-two week low […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on NextEra Energy (NEE)

NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 6,112 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,195% compared to the average volume of 472 call options. A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price objective on NextEra […]

iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

iShares National Muni Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 247,178 shares, a drop of 64.9% from the October 15th total of 703,225 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,054,275 shares, the short-interest […]

iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (EWL) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (NYSEARCA:EWL) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 669,961 shares, a decline of 72.9% from the October 15th total of 2,473,812 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 981,504 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP) Short Interest Up 93.2% in October

Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,003,125 shares, a growth of 93.2% from the October 15th total of 519,269 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 874,127 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF (SJNK) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:SJNK) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,355,844 shares, an increase of 160.9% from the October 15th total of 519,756 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,430,533 shares, the […]

Short Interest in Elanco Animal Health (ELAN) Expands By 64.8%

Elanco Animal Health (NASDAQ:ELAN) saw a large growth in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,608,639 shares, a growth of 64.8% from the October 15th total of 1,583,326 shares. Approximately 3.6% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 1,149,589 shares, the […]

ASE Technology Holding Co Ltd (ASX) Short Interest Update

ASE Technology Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:ASX) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 488,133 shares, a drop of 70.9% from the October 15th total of 1,675,893 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 707,670 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Transocean LTD (RIG) Short Interest Update

Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 102,648,241 shares, a decline of 4.0% from the October 15th total of 106,915,754 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 15,401,038 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (IPG) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 18,753,706 shares, a decrease of 16.0% from the October 15th total of 22,318,329 shares. Approximately 4.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on […]

KBR Target of Unusually High Options Trading (KBR)

KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,473 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,501% compared to the typical daily volume of 92 put options. Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. bought […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Edgewell Personal Care (EPC)

Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 3,792 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 928% compared to the typical volume of 369 call options. Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. UBS Group assumed coverage on […]