Options Articles

United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

United Microelectronics Corp (NYSE:UMC) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 25,479,519 shares, an increase of 39.4% from the April 28th total of 18,275,466 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,756,003 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

8×8, Inc. (EGHT) Short Interest Down 32.3% in May

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,099,773 shares, a drop of 32.3% from the April 28th total of 1,624,439 shares. Currently, 1.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume […]

Monro Muffler Brake Inc (MNRO) Short Interest Update

Monro Muffler Brake Inc (NASDAQ:MNRO) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,592,563 shares, a decline of 11.2% from the April 28th total of 4,045,401 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 450,552 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Short Interest in Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc (PRTK) Rises By 12.0%

Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PRTK) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,316,315 shares, a growth of 12.0% from the April 28th total of 2,067,499 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 878,723 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.6 days. […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Market Vectors Oil Services ETF Put Options (OIH)

Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSE:OIH) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 1,534 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 285% compared to the typical daily volume of 398 put options. Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSE:OIH) traded up 0.53% during trading on Friday, reaching […]

Puma Biotechnology Target of Unusually High Options Trading (PBYI)

Puma Biotechnology Inc (NYSE:PBYI) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 12,948 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 641% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,747 call options. In other news, major shareholder Adage Capital Partners Gp, L.L sold 1,235,700 shares of the […]

Short Interest in Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDTI) Expands By 2.2%

Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ:IDTI) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,573,457 shares, a growth of 2.2% from the April 28th total of 5,455,525 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,718,056 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Silvercorp Metals Inc (SVM) Short Interest Down 8.2% in May

Silvercorp Metals Inc (NYSE:SVM) saw a large decline in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,438,205 shares, a decline of 8.2% from the April 28th total of 1,566,719 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 306,884 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.7 days. Approximately 0.9% of […]

Prana Biotechnology Limited (PRAN) Short Interest Up 27.7% in May

Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ:PRAN) saw a large growth in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 210,685 shares, a growth of 27.7% from the April 28th total of 164,972 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 64,877 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.2 days. An institutional investor […]

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (PPBI) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PPBI) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,068,544 shares, a decrease of 8.4% from the April 28th total of 1,166,185 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 333,231 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.2 […]

Short Interest in Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) Drops By 4.7%

Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 27,271 shares, a decline of 4.7% from the April 28th total of 28,619 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 13,537 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Huntsman (HUN)

Huntsman Co. (NYSE:HUN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 15,773 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 633% compared to the average volume of 2,152 call options. HUN has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded […]

Tiffany & Co. Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (TIF)

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 8,025 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 843% compared to the typical volume of 851 put options. Shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) opened at 86.18 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of […]

Short Interest in VirnetX Holding Co. (VHC) Drops By 0.3%

VirnetX Holding Co. (NYSE:VHC) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,982,109 shares, a drop of 0.3% from the April 28th total of 12,021,494 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 372,901 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Vistra Energy Corp (VST) Short Interest Up 221.0% in May

Vistra Energy Corp (NYSE:VST) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,389,255 shares, an increase of 221.0% from the April 28th total of 744,221 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,910,741 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days. […]

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund Target of Unusually High Options Trading (XLF)

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLF) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 11,230 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 192% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,844 put options. Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLF) opened at 23.61 on Friday. The company has […]

Mountain Province Diamonds, Inc. (MPVD) Short Interest Update

Mountain Province Diamonds, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPVD) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,136,987 shares, an increase of 49.3% from the April 28th total of 761,564 shares. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average […]

Cytori Therapeutics Inc (CYTX) Short Interest Update

Cytori Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CYTX) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,232,942 shares, a growth of 51.2% from the April 28th total of 815,360 shares. Approximately 4.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on […]

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (MYGN) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 23,844,171 shares, a decline of 4.0% from the April 28th total of 24,825,404 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,514,945 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Lowe's Companies (LOW)

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 49,193 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 269% compared to the average volume of 13,315 call options. LOW has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Sanford C. Bernstein initiated […]

Costco Wholesale Target of Unusually High Options Trading (COST)

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 18,602 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 237% compared to the typical volume of 5,521 put options. In related news, Director James D. Sinegal sold 17,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 13th. […]

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK) Short Interest Update

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,887,818 shares, a growth of 35.5% from the April 28th total of 1,393,550 shares. Currently, 3.2% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an […]

Short Interest in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) Rises By 37.3%

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) was the target of a large increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,101,123 shares, an increase of 37.3% from the April 28th total of 2,986,047 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,455,172 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days. […]

Short Interest in South State Co. (SSB) Rises By 3.6%

South State Co. (NASDAQ:SSB) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 960,445 shares, a growth of 3.6% from the April 28th total of 927,014 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 130,376 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Chesapeake Energy Put Options (CHK)

Chesapeake Energy Co. (NYSE:CHK) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 34,287 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 275% compared to the typical daily volume of 9,149 put options. In other news, Director Archie W. Dunham bought 500,000 shares of the company’s stock […]

Callidus Software Inc. (CALD) Short Interest Up 2.8% in April

Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) saw a large increase in short interest in April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,853,637 shares, an increase of 2.8% from the April 13th total of 2,776,829 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 353,619 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.1 days. Shares of Callidus […]

Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc (CBMG) Short Interest Update

Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc (NASDAQ:CBMG) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 344,340 shares, a growth of 3.3% from the April 13th total of 333,393 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,519 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (BLDP) Short Interest Up 49.3% in May

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDP) (TSE:BLD) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,057,030 shares, an increase of 49.3% from the April 28th total of 2,047,333 shares. Approximately 2.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]

Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc (PIRS) Short Interest Update

Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PIRS) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,206,523 shares, an increase of 95.5% from the April 28th total of 616,997 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,630,646 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Short Interest in Dextera Surgical Inc (DXTR) Rises By 59.4%

Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:DXTR) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 943,487 shares, an increase of 59.4% from the April 28th total of 592,030 shares. Currently, 11.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on […]

TG Therapeutics Inc (TGTX) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TGTX) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 14,072,415 shares, a growth of 9.5% from the April 28th total of 12,849,475 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,176,616 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 12.0 days. […]

Virco Mfg. Co. (VIRC) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Virco Mfg. Co. (NASDAQ:VIRC) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,133 shares, a decline of 33.3% from the April 28th total of 16,680 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 10,117 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Short Interest in Libbey Inc. (LBY) Increases By 17.3%

Libbey Inc. (NYSE:LBY) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 606,191 shares, a growth of 17.3% from the April 28th total of 516,626 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 326,078 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Nabors Industries Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NBR)

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders purchased 17,990 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 268% compared to the typical daily volume of 4,889 call options. In other Nabors Industries news, CFO William J. Restrepo bought 22,000 shares of the stock in […]

National Commerce Corp (NCOM) Short Interest Update

National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 103,319 shares, an increase of 7.3% from the April 13th total of 96,271 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 41,626 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days. […]

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd (PANL) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd (NASDAQ:PANL) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 8,416 shares, a decrease of 50.6% from the April 13th total of 17,036 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 18,739 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Logitech International SA (LOGI) Short Interest Update

Logitech International SA (NASDAQ:LOGI) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,338,245 shares, a decrease of 23.6% from the April 28th total of 10,919,726 shares. Currently, 5.7% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 15,564,384 shares, a decline of 21.6% from the April 28th total of 19,847,560 shares. Currently, 20.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on […]

Short Interest in EXACT Sciences Co. (EXAS) Drops By 9.0%

EXACT Sciences Co. (NASDAQ:EXAS) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 27,657,649 shares, a decline of 9.0% from the April 28th total of 30,407,001 shares. Approximately 25.4% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average […]

Capital Bank Financial Corp (CBF) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Capital Bank Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CBF) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 665,061 shares, a decline of 66.4% from the April 28th total of 1,982,150 shares. Approximately 2.3% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based […]