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Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO Target of Unusually High Options Trading (MBT)

Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders purchased 2,736 call options on the company. This is an increase of 3,045% compared to the typical volume of 87 call options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN […]

Asante Solutions Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (PUMP)

Asante Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:PUMP) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 1,679 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 849% compared to the average daily volume of 177 call options. In related news, Director Spencer D. Armour III sold 22,500 shares of the company’s stock in […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Axis Capital Call Options (AXS)

Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 664 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,130% compared to the typical daily volume of 54 call options. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Gaming and Leisure Properties Call Options (GLPI)

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 3,033 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,324% compared to the typical volume of 213 call options. GLPI opened at $33.34 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.31, […]

Okta Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (OKTA)

Okta Inc (NASDAQ:OKTA) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 4,356 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 955% compared to the typical daily volume of 413 put options. Okta stock opened at $48.67 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.90, a quick […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on BJ’s Restaurants (BJRI)

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders bought 1,875 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,579% compared to the average volume of 70 put options. In related news, CEO Greg Trojan sold 67,401 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Crown Call Options (CCK)

Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCK) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 13,166 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,285% compared to the typical volume of 552 call options. Several equities analysts have weighed in on CCK shares. TheStreet raised Crown from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating […]

Avalon Holdings Corp (AWX) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Avalon Holdings Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:AWX) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 133,868 shares, a drop of 18.0% from the October 15th total of 163,268 shares. Currently, 6.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc (CVRS) Short Interest Update

Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:CVRS) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 12,870,755 shares, a drop of 0.1% from the October 15th total of 12,884,811 shares. Currently, 15.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average […]

Short Interest in Pampa Energia S.A. (PAM) Decreases By 39.0%

Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE:PAM) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 956,221 shares, a decrease of 39.0% from the October 15th total of 1,567,615 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 406,862 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.4 […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Duke Energy (DUK)

Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 24,680 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,041% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,153 call options. Shares of NYSE DUK opened at $86.14 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of […]

Canada Goose Sees Unusually High Options Volume (GOOS)

Canada Goose Holdings Inc (NYSE:GOOS) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 8,002 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 900% compared to the average daily volume of 800 call options. NYSE GOOS opened at $68.22 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of […]

British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

British American Tobacco PLC (NYSE:BTI) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,565,652 shares, a growth of 58.9% from the October 15th total of 1,614,856 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,389,609 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.8 […]

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLRN) Short Interest Update

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (NYSEARCA:FLRN) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 310,831 shares, a decline of 66.9% from the October 15th total of 937,750 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,679,139 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Raytheon (RTN) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,131,126 shares, a growth of 72.4% from the October 15th total of 2,976,226 shares. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average […]

Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) Short Interest Down 39.0% in October

Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,720,352 shares, a decline of 39.0% from the October 15th total of 2,820,077 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,657,166 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.0 days. Approximately […]

Kinder Morgan Sees Unusually High Options Volume (KMI)

Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 94,139 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,769% compared to the average daily volume of 5,037 put options. Kinder Morgan stock opened at $17.17 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio […]

SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH) Short Interest Update

SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (NYSEARCA:XPH) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,876,106 shares, a growth of 59.5% from the October 15th total of 1,176,581 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 154,373 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 12.2 […]

WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ) Short Interest Up 74.2% in October

WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEARCA:HEDJ) saw a large increase in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,400,797 shares, an increase of 74.2% from the October 15th total of 803,971 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,468,808 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.0 days. HEDJ […]

Short Interest in SPDR Nuveen Barclays Short Term Municipal Bond ETF (SHM) Decreases By 75.6%

SPDR Nuveen Barclays Short Term Municipal Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:SHM) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 153,635 shares, a decrease of 75.6% from the October 15th total of 630,859 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 496,699 […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Lincoln National Call Options (LNC)

Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 5,190 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,575% compared to the average daily volume of 194 call options. A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Bartlett & Co. […]

Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Cloudera (CLDR)

Cloudera Inc (NYSE:CLDR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors acquired 4,692 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,594% compared to the typical daily volume of 277 put options. Shares of CLDR stock opened at $11.85 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1.85 […]

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Target of Unusually High Options Trading (MDRX)

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 3,888 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,449% compared to the typical volume of 251 put options. A number of brokerages recently commented on MDRX. Argus downgraded shares of Allscripts Healthcare […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Dell Technologies Call Options (DVMT)

Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE:DVMT) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 17,390 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,471% compared to the typical volume of 1,107 call options. Shares of DVMT stock opened at $105.69 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of […]

AmTrust Financial Services Target of Unusually High Options Trading (AFSI)

AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 73,933 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,886% compared to the typical volume of 3,723 put options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of AFSI. Russell Investments […]

Conagra Brands Target of Unusually High Options Trading (CAG)

Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE:CAG) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 5,240 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 974% compared to the average daily volume of 488 put options. A number of analysts recently issued reports on CAG shares. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Resolute Energy Call Options (REN)

Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE:REN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 2,536 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,168% compared to the typical daily volume of 200 call options. Shares of NYSE REN opened at $28.29 on Thursday. Resolute Energy has a 52-week […]

USG Co. (USG) Short Interest Update

USG Co. (NYSE:USG) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,697,776 shares, a growth of 57.6% from the October 15th total of 4,884,903 shares. Currently, 6.2% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 2,236,140 […]

Wabash National Co. (WNC) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Wabash National Co. (NYSE:WNC) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,707,675 shares, a drop of 41.1% from the October 15th total of 6,293,107 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 841,549 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.4 […]

Canada Goose Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (GOOS)

Canada Goose Holdings Inc (NYSE:GOOS) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 2,981 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,132% compared to the average daily volume of 242 put options. Shares of NYSE:GOOS opened at $64.45 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $6.23 […]

Daqo New Energy Corp (DQ) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE:DQ) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 355,456 shares, a decrease of 45.2% from the October 15th total of 648,813 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 196,519 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.8 […]

Short Interest in Ranger Equity Bear ETF (HDGE) Decreases By 74.8%

Ranger Equity Bear ETF (NYSEARCA:HDGE) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 153,596 shares, a decrease of 74.8% from the October 15th total of 609,989 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 663,715 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Short Interest in SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF (SPEM) Decreases By 72.2%

SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:SPEM) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 207,071 shares, a decrease of 72.2% from the October 15th total of 744,906 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 517,078 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Invesco BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCJ) Short Interest Down 53.5% in October

Invesco BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSCJ) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 379,999 shares, a drop of 53.5% from the October 15th total of 816,477 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 395,854 shares, the […]

Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE) Short Interest Up 73.6% in October

Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLRE) saw a significant growth in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,974,847 shares, a growth of 73.6% from the October 15th total of 1,714,076 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,006,492 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.6 days. […]

Embraer SA (ERJ) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,055,922 shares, an increase of 112.9% from the October 15th total of 1,905,298 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,249,818 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Short Interest Update

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,976,958 shares, a decrease of 61.5% from the October 15th total of 5,130,333 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,847,290 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Short Interest in Blue Apron Holdings Inc (APRN) Drops By 17.5%

Blue Apron Holdings Inc (NYSE:APRN) saw a significant decrease in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 14,059,959 shares, a decrease of 17.5% from the October 15th total of 17,033,834 shares. Approximately 25.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Boot Barn Call Options (BOOT)

Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE:BOOT) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 1,619 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,165% compared to the typical volume of 128 call options. Boot Barn stock opened at $22.57 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of […]

Short Interest in Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) Declines By 23.2%

Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLV) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 14,895,441 shares, a decline of 23.2% from the October 15th total of 19,393,921 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 14,900,634 shares, the […]