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Traders Purchase Large Volume of Momenta Pharmaceuticals Call Options (MNTA)

Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTA) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 1,144 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,367% compared to the typical daily volume of 78 call options. In other news, CEO Craig A. Wheeler sold 1,773 shares of the company’s stock in […]

General Mills Target of Unusually High Options Trading (GIS)

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 10,820 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 599% compared to the average daily volume of 1,548 put options. Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on General Mills in […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS)

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 31,247 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,047% compared to the typical volume of 993 put options. In other news, insider Christopher Dold sold 8,876 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NCLH)

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 3,419 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 860% compared to the average volume of 356 put options. Shares of NASDAQ:NCLH opened at $56.92 on Wednesday. Norwegian Cruise Line has a 1-year low of $46.16 and […]

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Target of Unusually High Options Trading (VAC)

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 10,020 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 5,498% compared to the typical daily volume of 179 call options. NYSE:VAC opened at $116.11 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25, […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of HDFC Bank Put Options (HDB)

HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 672 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,079% compared to the typical volume of 57 put options. A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HDB. […]

Bank of America Corp (BAC) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) saw a large drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 125,504,253 shares, a drop of 13.2% from the August 15th total of 144,660,332 shares. Approximately 1.3% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 43,465,197 shares, […]

AVX Co. (AVX) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

AVX Co. (NYSE:AVX) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,385,699 shares, a growth of 61.6% from the August 15th total of 857,338 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 455,737 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Owens-Illinois Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (OI)

Owens-Illinois Inc (NYSE:OI) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 2,874 call options on the company. This is an increase of 941% compared to the typical volume of 276 call options. OI opened at $19.66 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $3.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Sensata Technologies (ST)

Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders bought 923 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,182% compared to the typical volume of 72 put options. NYSE ST opened at $49.91 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a […]

Short Interest in Eclipse Resources Corp (ECR) Increases By 57.6%

Eclipse Resources Corp (NYSE:ECR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 9,120,807 shares, an increase of 57.6% from the August 15th total of 5,785,723 shares. Approximately 10.8% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average […]

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 20,671,318 shares, a growth of 29.9% from the August 15th total of 15,910,353 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,406,219 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.7 days. […]

Short Interest in Coty Inc (COTY) Rises By 11.6%

Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 84,069,901 shares, an increase of 11.6% from the August 15th total of 75,347,405 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 13,299,287 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) Short Interest Down 28.6% in August

East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,335,177 shares, a decline of 28.6% from the August 15th total of 1,871,162 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 641,659 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 […]

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (SCHN) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,672,086 shares, a decline of 26.4% from the August 15th total of 3,632,803 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 463,240 shares, the days-to-cover […]

iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (EWZ) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (NYSEARCA:EWZ) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 39,408,574 shares, an increase of 51.2% from the August 15th total of 26,064,647 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 31,586,201 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 […]

Short Interest in Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Declines By 10.2%

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLF) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 66,640,899 shares, a decrease of 10.2% from the August 15th total of 74,188,992 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 37,034,589 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Short Interest Update

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 48,507,825 shares, a decrease of 7.1% from the August 15th total of 52,192,249 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 18,845,697 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

KB Home (KBH) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,759,708 shares, a decline of 37.1% from the August 15th total of 7,568,069 shares. Currently, 5.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 1,208,834 […]

Short Interest in Syntel, Inc. (SYNT) Drops By 30.3%

Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 693,890 shares, a decrease of 30.3% from the August 15th total of 995,968 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 671,641 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (AAXJ) Short Interest Down 38.3% in August

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (NASDAQ:AAXJ) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 571,842 shares, a drop of 38.3% from the August 15th total of 927,161 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of WellCare Health Plans Call Options (WCG)

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 1,140 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 784% compared to the typical volume of 129 call options. Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in […]

Affiliated Managers Group Target of Unusually High Options Trading (AMG)

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors bought 541 put options on the company. This is an increase of 940% compared to the average volume of 52 put options. NYSE:AMG opened at $142.05 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $7.64 billion, a P/E ratio of […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY)

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders purchased 17,755 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 970% compared to the typical volume of 1,659 call options. A number of research firms have issued reports on BBBY. BidaskClub upgraded Bed Bath […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Synchrony Financial Put Options (SYF)

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 6,314 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,285% compared to the typical daily volume of 456 put options. A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Edgewell Personal Care Put Options (EPC)

Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 8,003 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 8,599% compared to the typical volume of 92 put options. Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Strs Ohio acquired a new […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Government Properties Income Trust (GOV)

Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 4,706 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 5,129% compared to the average volume of 90 call options. Shares of NASDAQ:GOV opened at $12.69 on Tuesday. Government Properties Income Trust has a […]

Sensata Technologies Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (ST)

Sensata Technologies Holding PLC (NYSE:ST) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders bought 743 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,159% compared to the typical daily volume of 59 call options. In other Sensata Technologies news, EVP Steven Beringhause sold 26,047 shares of the stock in a transaction dated […]

TechTarget Inc (TTGT) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT) saw a large decline in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 629,058 shares, a decline of 27.2% from the August 15th total of 864,114 shares. Currently, 2.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 479,849 […]

Short Interest in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) Increases By 21.9%

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) saw a significant growth in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 36,253,831 shares, a growth of 21.9% from the August 15th total of 29,734,711 shares. Approximately 5.0% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 7,169,813 […]

Short Interest in ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ (SQQQ) Increases By 32.6%

ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ (NASDAQ:SQQQ) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,252,977 shares, an increase of 32.6% from the August 15th total of 3,206,846 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 13,665,196 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) Short Interest Update

SIGA Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SIGA) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,388,044 shares, a decrease of 49.1% from the August 15th total of 2,729,186 shares. Currently, 1.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of […]

RPC, Inc. (RES) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 16,457,867 shares, a drop of 25.2% from the August 15th total of 22,013,799 shares. Approximately 29.4% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading […]

Sprint Corp (S) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) saw a significant drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 102,454,172 shares, a drop of 9.3% from the August 15th total of 112,937,261 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,130,878 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 12.6 days. Currently, 17.5% of the […]

iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

iShares US Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:IYR) was the target of a large increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 27,647,011 shares, an increase of 11.8% from the August 15th total of 24,718,003 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,777,107 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

CDK Global Inc (CDK) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

CDK Global Inc (NASDAQ:CDK) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,163,233 shares, a decrease of 30.5% from the August 15th total of 4,549,890 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,032,264 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Short Interest in Funko Inc (FNKO) Expands By 36.2%

Funko Inc (NASDAQ:FNKO) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,332,001 shares, an increase of 36.2% from the August 15th total of 978,179 shares. Approximately 40.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume […]

DowDuPont Inc (DWDP) Short Interest Update

DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 20,503,538 shares, a growth of 26.4% from the August 15th total of 16,225,899 shares. Approximately 0.9% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

Short Interest in Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG) Increases By 14.5%

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) saw a large increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 26,453,791 shares, an increase of 14.5% from the August 15th total of 23,108,729 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,957,658 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 8.9 days. Approximately 9.0% of […]

Short Interest in Apollo Investment Corp. (AINV) Grows By 114.5%

Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,931,417 shares, a growth of 114.5% from the August 15th total of 900,604 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 933,280 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days. […]