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Investors Buy Large Volume of Viacom Call Options (VIAB)

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 12,024 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,003% compared to the average volume of 1,090 call options. Several analysts have recently weighed in on VIAB shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Viacom from […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Put Options (MLCO)

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MLCO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 25,339 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 6,283% compared to the typical volume of 397 put options. Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. […]

Charles River Laboratories Intl. Sees Unusually High Options Volume (CRL)

Charles River Laboratories Intl. Inc (NYSE:CRL) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 974 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,149% compared to the average daily volume of 78 put options. Charles River Laboratories Intl. stock opened at $141.03 on Friday. The company […]

Cintas Sees Unusually High Options Volume (CTAS)

Cintas Co. (NASDAQ:CTAS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 2,224 put options on the company. This is an increase of 4,096% compared to the average volume of 53 put options. Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Sleep Number (SNBR)

Sleep Number Corp (NASDAQ:SNBR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 2,810 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 945% compared to the typical volume of 269 call options. A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks upped their price […]

SLM Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (SLM)

SLM Corp (NASDAQ:SLM) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 613 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,035% compared to the typical daily volume of 54 put options. In other news, EVP Paul F. Thome sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a […]

Tallgrass Energy Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (TGE)

Tallgrass Energy LP (NYSE:TGE) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 4,139 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,352% compared to the typical daily volume of 285 call options. In other Tallgrass Energy news, Director John T. Raymond sold 46,386,232 shares of Tallgrass Energy stock […]

Xperi Sees Unusually High Options Volume (XPER)

Xperi Corp (NASDAQ:XPER) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 3,120 call options on the company. This is an increase of 4,932% compared to the typical daily volume of 62 call options. A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Bank of New York Mellon […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Gulfport Energy Call Options (GPOR)

Gulfport Energy Co. (NASDAQ:GPOR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 8,109 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,424% compared to the average volume of 532 call options. In related news, CEO David M. Wood purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated […]

Simon Property Group Target of Unusually High Options Trading (SPG)

Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:SPG) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 30,186 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,162% compared to the average volume of 2,392 put options. Shares of NYSE SPG opened at $178.18 on Friday. Simon Property Group has a twelve month […]

Guess? Target of Unusually High Options Trading (GES)

Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 2,519 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,417% compared to the average daily volume of 166 call options. A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Geode Capital Management […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Chegg (CHGG)

Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 1,567 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,641% compared to the typical daily volume of 90 put options. CHGG opened at $39.66 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 8.29 and a […]

Cheetah Mobile Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CMCM)

Cheetah Mobile Inc (NYSE:CMCM) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors acquired 3,141 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 879% compared to the typical daily volume of 321 call options. Separately, ValuEngine lowered Cheetah Mobile from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January […]

California Water Service Group Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CWT)

California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 555 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 857% compared to the typical daily volume of 58 call options. In related news, insider Elissa Y. Ouyang sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock […]

Tupperware Brands Target of Unusually High Options Trading (TUP)

Tupperware Brands Co. (NYSE:TUP) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 1,607 call options on the company. This is an increase of 993% compared to the typical daily volume of 147 call options. In other news, Chairman E V. Goings bought 3,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on […]

Ally Financial Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ALLY)

Ally Financial Inc (NYSE:ALLY) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders purchased 1,958 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,059% compared to the typical volume of 169 put options. ALLY has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ally Financial from a “sell” […]

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Sees Unusually High Options Volume (AUPH)

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 959 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,179% compared to the average daily volume of 75 put options. A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of AUPH. Polar Capital […]

Lennox International Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (LII)

Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,007 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,498% compared to the typical daily volume of 63 put options. Several research firms have recently commented on LII. Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Lennox International in […]

SVB Financial Group Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SIVB)

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors purchased 749 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 761% compared to the average volume of 87 call options. In other SVB Financial Group news, insider Michelle Draper sold 1,748 shares of the stock in […]

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Short Interest Update

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,284,939 shares, a drop of 32.4% from the February 15th total of 1,900,808 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,607,834 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.2 […]

Travelers Companies Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (TRV)

Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 770 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 875% compared to the typical volume of 79 put options. TRV has been the subject of several analyst reports. Compass Point initiated coverage on Travelers Companies in […]

Short Interest in PlayAGS Inc (AGS) Declines By 37.5%

PlayAGS Inc (NYSE:AGS) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 441,833 shares, a decline of 37.5% from the February 15th total of 707,266 shares. Currently, 1.9% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume […]

Brightsphere Investment Group PLC (BSIG) Short Interest Down 46.6% in February

Brightsphere Investment Group PLC (NYSE:BSIG) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 613,449 shares, a decline of 46.6% from the February 15th total of 1,149,383 shares. Approximately 0.7% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume […]

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (PLAY)

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 957 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,159% compared to the average volume of 76 put options. In other news, COO Margo Lynn Manning sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that […]

Barnes & Noble Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (BKS)

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 8,718 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 754% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,021 call options. Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Quantamental Technologies LLC […]

Andeavor Logistics Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (ANDX)

Andeavor Logistics LP (NYSE:ANDX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 5,138 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,395% compared to the typical daily volume of 147 call options. Shares of NYSE:ANDX opened at $34.47 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $8.41 billion, […]

HD Supply Sees Unusually High Options Volume (HDS)

HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 2,693 put options on the company. This is an increase of 3,980% compared to the typical volume of 66 put options. In other HD Supply news, Director Jana Partners Llc sold 588,300 shares of HD Supply […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on FedEx (FDX)

FedEx Co. (NYSE:FDX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 33,329 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 561% compared to the typical daily volume of 5,042 put options. FDX has been the topic of several recent research reports. Loop Capital reduced their target price on shares of FedEx […]

CDK Global Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CDK)

CDK Global Inc (NASDAQ:CDK) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 800 call options on the company. This is an increase of 913% compared to the typical volume of 79 call options. A number of brokerages recently weighed in on CDK. BidaskClub lowered shares of CDK Global from a […]

Invesco Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (PHB) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Invesco Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:PHB) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 272,787 shares, a decrease of 65.9% from the February 15th total of 800,692 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 229,844 shares, […]

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:JNK) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 43,226,759 shares, a decrease of 6.0% from the February 15th total of 45,988,062 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 13,521,512 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Short Interest in Berry Global Group Inc (BERY) Grows By 70.9%

Berry Global Group Inc (NYSE:BERY) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 3,343,819 shares, an increase of 70.9% from the February 15th total of 1,956,138 shares. Approximately 2.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume […]

Infosys Ltd (INFY) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Infosys Ltd (NYSE:INFY) saw a large decrease in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 83,564,901 shares, a decrease of 3.8% from the February 15th total of 86,901,684 shares. Approximately 1.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 7,430,957 […]

Coty Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (COTY)

Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders bought 147,363 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 706% compared to the typical volume of 18,280 put options. A number of research firms have commented on COTY. Zacks Investment Research raised Coty from a “sell” rating […]

Edwards Lifesciences Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (EW)

Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 8,976 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,311% compared to the average daily volume of 636 call options. In related news, CEO Michael A. Mussallem sold 32,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on […]

Vonage Holdings Corp. (VG) Short Interest Up 41.6% in February

Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 8,283,268 shares, an increase of 41.6% from the February 15th total of 5,847,959 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,624,226 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Michaels Companies (MIK)

Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 10,190 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 3,263% compared to the average volume of 303 call options. Shares of MIK stock opened at $12.79 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.84 […]

Short Interest in Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV (VLRS) Decreases By 35.7%

Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV (NYSE:VLRS) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,556,801 shares, a drop of 35.7% from the February 15th total of 2,422,163 shares. Currently, 2.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on […]

Short Interest in Arlington Asset Investment Corp (AI) Declines By 45.2%

Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,507,091 shares, a drop of 45.2% from the February 15th total of 2,751,244 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,281,021 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

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

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 14,046 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,326% compared to the typical volume of 579 call options. In related news, SVP Andrew W. Hart sold 7,428 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January […]