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ConocoPhillips Sees Unusually High Options Volume (COP)

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) saw unusually large options trading on Friday. Stock traders acquired 10,497 call options on the company. This is an increase of 219% compared to the average daily volume of 3,289 call options. A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on COP shares. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF (JNK)

SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF (NYSE:JNK) saw some unusual options trading on Friday. Investors bought 17,116 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 838% compared to the typical volume of 1,824 put options. Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Personal Capital Advisors Corp raised […]

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,797,852 shares, a growth of 3.4% from the July 14th total of 19,139,283 shares. Approximately 29.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based […]

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (DEA) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,460,078 shares, a decline of 0.2% from the July 14th total of 5,472,433 shares. Approximately 15.1% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an […]

Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) Short Interest Update

Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS) was the target of a large growth in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 9,938,420 shares, a growth of 1.4% from the July 14th total of 9,801,599 shares. Currently, 31.8% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

iStar Financial Inc. (STAR) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE:STAR) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,566,764 shares, a decrease of 1.7% from the July 14th total of 5,664,648 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 237,574 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 23.4 […]

Paycom Software, Inc. (PAYC) Short Interest Update

Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,590,353 shares, a decrease of 2.4% from the July 14th total of 10,846,082 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 387,677 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 27.3 […]

Short Interest in ETFis Series Trust I (AMZA) Drops By 37.8%

ETFis Series Trust I (NYSE:AMZA) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 780,612 shares, a drop of 37.8% from the July 14th total of 1,254,361 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 775,392 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.0 […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB)

Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLB) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 22,516 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,143% compared to the average volume of 1,811 call options. Shares of Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) opened at 53.76 on Tuesday. Materials Select Sector SPDR has […]

Parsley Energy Target of Unusually High Options Trading (PE)

Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PE) was the target of some unusual options trading on Friday. Stock investors purchased 22,043 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,543% compared to the average daily volume of 1,342 put options. Shares of Parsley Energy (NYSE PE) opened at 24.79 on Monday. Parsley Energy has a […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Health Care SPDR Put Options (XLV)

Health Care SPDR (NYSE:XLV) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Investors bought 16,357 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 429% compared to the average volume of 3,093 put options. Health Care SPDR (NYSE:XLV) opened at 78.00 on Monday. Health Care SPDR has a one year […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund Put Options (XLI)

The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLI) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Stock traders purchased 40,772 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 667% compared to the average volume of 5,315 put options. Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in XLI. […]

Noble Energy Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NBL)

Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE:NBL) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Investors bought 23,389 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,104% compared to the typical volume of 1,942 put options. A number of analysts have recently issued reports on NBL shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a […]

eBay Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (EBAY)

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 2,194 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 231% compared to the typical daily volume of 663 put options. In other eBay news, Director Robert Holmes Swan sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a […]

American International Group Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (AIG)

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 12,371 call options on the company. This is an increase of 249% compared to the average daily volume of 3,541 call options. A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on AIG shares. Royal Bank […]

L Brands Sees Unusually High Options Volume (LB)

L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 18,485 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 663% compared to the average volume of 2,424 call options. Shares of L Brands (NYSE:LB) opened at 36.20 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Visa Put Options (V)

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 12,583 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 163% compared to the typical volume of 4,785 put options. A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Visa […]

Short Interest in Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN) Decreases By 46.8%

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,436,265 shares, a decline of 46.8% from the July 14th total of 2,701,204 shares. Currently, 0.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on […]

Short Interest in Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) Expands By 39.1%

Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 830,598 shares, a growth of 39.1% from the July 14th total of 597,291 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 94,953 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV) Short Interest Up 45.7% in July

Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,749,215 shares, a growth of 45.7% from the July 14th total of 4,630,982 shares. Currently, 4.2% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading […]

Short Interest in A10 Networks, Inc. (ATEN) Rises By 98.0%

A10 Networks, Inc. (NYSE:ATEN) was the target of a large growth in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,348,913 shares, a growth of 98.0% from the July 14th total of 681,394 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,138,746 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.2 days. […]

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) Short Interest Update

Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,952,595 shares, a growth of 54.0% from the July 14th total of 3,864,626 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,538,414 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Alerian MLP (AMLP) Short Interest Update

Alerian MLP (NYSE:AMLP) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 32,397,303 shares, a decline of 16.5% from the July 14th total of 38,803,629 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,301,888 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Ambev SA (ABEV) Short Interest Update

Ambev SA (NYSE:ABEV) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 11,811,666 shares, a decline of 27.2% from the July 14th total of 16,232,394 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 13,032,699 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) Short Interest Update

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,588,530 shares, a decline of 36.4% from the July 14th total of 4,071,739 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on […]

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI) Short Interest Update

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 22,209,682 shares, a decline of 12.9% from the July 14th total of 25,501,492 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,509,764 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN)

Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 11,044 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 473% compared to the typical volume of 1,929 put options. In other news, Director Thomas Brian Carney sold 10,204 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated […]

Wells Fargo & Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (WFC)

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 27,464 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 155% compared to the average daily volume of 10,758 put options. Several research firms have recently weighed in on WFC. Evercore ISI decreased their price […]

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Short Interest Up 9.5% in July

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 36,186,150 shares, a growth of 9.5% from the July 14th total of 33,043,073 shares. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on […]

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) saw a significant drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 101,343,561 shares, a drop of 18.2% from the July 14th total of 123,938,993 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 70,083,553 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. Currently, 1.0% […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Ross Stores Call Options (ROST)

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 12,143 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,039% compared to the average volume of 1,066 call options. ROST has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares […]

Lowe’s Companies Target of Unusually High Options Trading (LOW)

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 23,265 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 109% compared to the typical daily volume of 11,139 call options. In related news, insider Richard D. Maltsbarger sold 11,672 shares of the stock in a transaction on […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Fortuna Silver Mines (FSM)

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM) (TSE:FVI) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 19,890 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,347% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,375 call options. A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on FSM shares. BidaskClub downgraded Fortuna Silver Mines […]

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF Target of Unusually High Options Trading (GDX)

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 15,908 call options on the company. This is an increase of 141% compared to the average daily volume of 6,601 call options. Shares of Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) opened at 22.93 on Friday. Market Vectors Gold […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Whiting Petroleum Corporation Put Options (WLL)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,246 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 159% compared to the average volume of 482 put options. Several brokerages have recently weighed in on WLL. BMO Capital Markets set a $10.00 target price […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BUD)

Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 446 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 120% compared to the typical volume of 203 call options. Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on PayPal Holdings (PYPL)

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 3,225 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 657% compared to the typical volume of 426 call options. Shares of PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ PYPL) opened at 59.44 on Friday. PayPal Holdings has a one year low of […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Phlx Gold And Silver Sector Index (XAU)

Phlx Gold And Silver Sector Index (NYSE:XAU) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 10,500 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 557% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,597 put options. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This story was first posted by [[site]] and is the […]

United States Oil Fund Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (USO)

United States Oil Fund LP (NYSE:USO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 91,934 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 125% compared to the average volume of 40,859 put options. United States Oil Fund (USO) opened at 9.97 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average […]

Micron Technology Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MU)

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors acquired 41,784 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 107% compared to the average volume of 20,197 put options. MU has been the topic of a number of research reports. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed […]