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Short Interest in SPDR S TR/SPDR BLOOMBERG BARC (BIL) Rises By 77.2%

SPDR S TR/SPDR BLOOMBERG BARC (BMV:BIL) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,724,585 shares, a growth of 77.2% from the December 14th total of 973,193 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,829,820 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Schneider National Inc (SNDR) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Schneider National Inc (NYSE:SNDR) saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,032,218 shares, a decrease of 34.5% from the December 14th total of 1,575,618 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 851,949 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.2 days. […]

Short Interest in Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA) Decreases By 35.8%

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (NYSE:HTA) saw a large decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,169,951 shares, a decrease of 35.8% from the December 14th total of 3,381,970 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,137,075 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days. Approximately […]

Amphenol Co. (APH) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,440,083 shares, a drop of 33.6% from the December 14th total of 5,182,410 shares. Approximately 1.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an […]

ProShares UltraShort Russell2000 (TWM) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

ProShares UltraShort Russell2000 (NYSEARCA:TWM) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 302,120 shares, a decline of 42.1% from the December 14th total of 521,650 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,535,835 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.1 […]

Short Interest in WESCO International, Inc. (WCC) Declines By 34.5%

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE:WCC) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,171,135 shares, a decline of 34.5% from the December 14th total of 1,786,857 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 408,008 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days. […]

iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEARCA:EZA) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 498,369 shares, a decline of 63.2% from the December 14th total of 1,355,417 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 806,506 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Short Interest in GeoPark Ltd (GPRK) Declines By 60.9%

GeoPark Ltd (NYSE:GPRK) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 197,096 shares, a drop of 60.9% from the December 14th total of 504,721 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 530,169 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Tempur Sealy International (TPX)

Tempur Sealy International Inc (NYSE:TPX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors bought 5,808 put options on the company. This is an increase of 841% compared to the average volume of 617 put options. Shares of NYSE TPX opened at $52.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current […]

Short Interest in iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB) Declines By 44.2%

iShares National Muni Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:MUB) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 511,522 shares, a decline of 44.2% from the December 14th total of 917,046 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,094,180 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Short Interest in AZZ Inc (AZZ) Drops By 62.0%

AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 190,073 shares, a decrease of 62.0% from the December 14th total of 500,455 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 199,125 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.0 days. Approximately […]

Conn’s Target of Unusually High Options Trading (CONN)

Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 2,425 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,574% compared to the typical volume of 66 put options. Conn’s stock opened at $19.65 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $603.47 million, a […]

Berry Global Group Inc (BERY) Short Interest Update

Berry Global Group Inc (NYSE:BERY) saw a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,713,141 shares, a growth of 146.1% from the December 14th total of 1,508,704 shares. Approximately 2.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

Short Interest in Cosan Ltd (CZZ) Rises By 95.4%

Cosan Ltd (NYSE:CZZ) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,777,953 shares, a growth of 95.4% from the December 14th total of 1,933,900 shares. Currently, 3.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an […]

Short Interest in Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF (VBK) Decreases By 77.6%

Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:VBK) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 217,570 shares, a drop of 77.6% from the December 14th total of 971,995 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 461,030 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Ares Management Corp (ARES) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Ares Management Corp (NYSE:ARES) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,190,039 shares, an increase of 65.2% from the December 14th total of 1,931,470 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,505,313 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust (GLDM) Short Interest Update

SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust (NYSEARCA:GLDM) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,259,368 shares, a growth of 306.1% from the December 14th total of 556,395 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 875,732 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Tailored Brands Inc (TLRD) Short Interest Down 25.5% in December

Tailored Brands Inc (NYSE:TLRD) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,130,107 shares, a drop of 25.5% from the December 14th total of 10,915,649 shares. Approximately 16.7% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on […]

Procter & Gamble Co (PG) Short Interest Down 13.1% in December

Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) was the target of a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 22,850,142 shares, a drop of 13.1% from the December 14th total of 26,287,795 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,821,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Electronics For Imaging Put Options (EFII)

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 835 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,247% compared to the average daily volume of 62 put options. Shares of NASDAQ:EFII opened at $23.54 on Friday. The company has a market cap of […]

Sony Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (SNE)

Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 2,632 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 908% compared to the average volume of 261 put options. Several research firms recently issued reports on SNE. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sony from a […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Call Options on Braskem (BAK)

Braskem SA (NYSE:BAK) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders acquired 7,703 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,788% compared to the typical daily volume of 408 call options. Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in […]

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Target of Unusually High Options Trading (BHVN)

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:BHVN) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 2,517 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,946% compared to the typical daily volume of 123 put options. In other news, insider John Tilton sold 10,500 shares of the firm’s stock in […]

PPL Target of Unusually High Options Trading (PPL)

PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 4,875 put options on the company. This is an increase of 741% compared to the average volume of 580 put options. Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of PPL from a “sell” rating to a […]

Short Interest in Yelp Inc (YELP) Drops By 18.3%

Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 11,127,824 shares, a decline of 18.3% from the December 14th total of 13,617,105 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,687,585 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Short Interest in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) Drops By 17.4%

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 36,763,771 shares, a drop of 17.4% from the December 14th total of 44,517,110 shares. Currently, 3.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading […]

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 47,900,736 shares, a decline of 14.8% from the December 14th total of 56,206,599 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,343,514 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Cigna Holding Co (CI) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Cigna Holding Co (NYSE:CI) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,619,874 shares, a drop of 61.5% from the December 14th total of 17,200,061 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,629,497 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Short Interest in Colony Credit Real Estate Inc (CLNC) Rises By 86.3%

Colony Credit Real Estate Inc (NYSE:CLNC) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,754,886 shares, a growth of 86.3% from the December 14th total of 1,478,791 shares. Approximately 3.3% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading […]

Noble Co. PLC (NE) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Noble Co. PLC (NYSE:NE) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 44,535,384 shares, a drop of 5.3% from the December 14th total of 47,016,715 shares. Approximately 18.3% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

Allianzgi Convertible & Income Fund (NCV) Short Interest Update

Allianzgi Convertible & Income Fund (NYSE:NCV) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 90,356 shares, a decrease of 89.3% from the December 14th total of 843,878 shares. Approximately 0.1% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on […]

Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE) Short Interest Update

Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHE) was the target of a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,401,312 shares, an increase of 108.0% from the December 14th total of 673,647 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,204,565 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLRN) Short Interest Down 95.6% in December

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (NYSEARCA:FLRN) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 30,952 shares, a decrease of 95.6% from the December 14th total of 706,003 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,364,381 […]

Dominion Energy Inc (D) Short Interest Update

Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 29,005,627 shares, a growth of 19.4% from the December 14th total of 24,284,115 shares. Approximately 4.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NLY) Short Interest Update

ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NYSE:NLY) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 41,146,585 shares, a growth of 20.5% from the December 14th total of 34,142,864 shares. Approximately 3.1% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on […]

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) Short Interest Update

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VEA) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,017,626 shares, a decrease of 80.8% from the December 14th total of 15,714,913 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 45,549,695 shares, the short-interest […]

Short Interest in SPDR Portfolio Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (SPSB) Decreases By 73.1%

SPDR Portfolio Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:SPSB) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 425,775 shares, a decrease of 73.1% from the December 14th total of 1,581,313 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,618,567 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Fibria Celulose SA (FBR) Short Interest Update

Fibria Celulose SA (NYSE:FBR) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 414,264 shares, a decline of 49.3% from the December 14th total of 816,808 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 560,866 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.7 days. […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of KEMET Put Options (KEM)

KEMET Co. (NYSE:KEM) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 12,130 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 5,062% compared to the average daily volume of 235 put options. In other news, CFO William M. Lowe, Jr. sold 100,000 shares of KEMET stock in a transaction on Tuesday, […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on SM Energy (SM)

SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 4,548 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 3,628% compared to the average volume of 122 call options. NYSE:SM opened at $20.33 on Friday. SM Energy has a 1 year low of $13.15 […]