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Short Interest in Atossa Genetics Inc (ATOS) Rises By 42.3%

Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:ATOS) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,002,202 shares, an increase of 42.3% from the August 31st total of 704,353 shares. Currently, 8.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on […]

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE) Short Interest Update

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:TYPE) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,474,384 shares, an increase of 31.4% from the August 31st total of 1,122,161 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 523,316 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.8 […]

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (CLMT) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) saw a large increase in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 691,161 shares, an increase of 27.6% from the August 31st total of 541,463 shares. Currently, 1.2% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 701,667 […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of International Business Machines Corporation Call Options (IBM)

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors bought 10,093 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 136% compared to the average volume of 4,279 call options. Shares of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) opened at 146.48 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Coca-Cola Company (The) Put Options (KO)

Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors acquired 7,760 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 284% compared to the typical volume of 2,020 put options. Shares of Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) opened at 45.50 on Thursday. Coca-Cola Company has a 52-week low […]

Verizon Communications Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (VZ)

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 10,796 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 102% compared to the typical daily volume of 5,342 put options. Verizon Communications (VZ) opened at 49.90 on Thursday. Verizon Communications has a 52-week low of […]

NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) was the target of a large drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,999,351 shares, a drop of 10.8% from the August 31st total of 10,092,028 shares. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an […]

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Short Interest Update

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) saw a significant decrease in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 13,612,611 shares, a decrease of 9.9% from the August 31st total of 15,112,603 shares. Currently, 3.1% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,085,068 shares, […]

Seagate Technology PLC Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (STX)

Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Friday. Stock investors bought 5,491 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 165% compared to the typical volume of 2,070 put options. In other news, insider Philip G. Brace acquired 1,000 shares of Seagate Technology PLC stock in a […]

Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (AKCA) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKCA) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,530,743 shares, an increase of 168.0% from the August 31st total of 571,132 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 753,963 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Short Interest in Amdocs Limited (DOX) Expands By 50.8%

Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) saw a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,010,462 shares, a growth of 50.8% from the August 31st total of 3,322,805 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,162,262 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.3 days. Hedge funds have recently […]

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) saw a large decline in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 24,747,381 shares, a decline of 9.5% from the August 31st total of 27,335,887 shares. Currently, 2.2% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of KB Home Call Options (KBH)

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) saw some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Investors purchased 9,977 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 596% compared to the typical volume of 1,434 call options. Several equities research analysts have recently commented on KBH shares. Wedbush set a $22.00 price objective on KB Home and gave […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on CSX (CSX)

CSX Co. (NASDAQ:CSX) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Stock traders acquired 15,856 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 137% compared to the average volume of 6,684 call options. Shares of CSX (CSX) opened at 52.12 on Wednesday. CSX has a 52 week low of $30.01 […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Canadian Solar Put Options (CSIQ)

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Traders purchased 11,442 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 766% compared to the average daily volume of 1,321 put options. Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Canadian Solar from a “buy” […]

United States Oil Fund LP (USO) Short Interest Update

United States Oil Fund LP (NYSE:USO) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 61,877,241 shares, an increase of 7.7% from the August 31st total of 57,470,269 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 20,093,830 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Short Interest Up 5.3% in September

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) saw a large increase in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 177,764,895 shares, an increase of 5.3% from the August 31st total of 168,762,068 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 71,155,780 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days. Separately, […]

Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (FCX) Short Interest Up 15.0% in September

Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (NYSE:FCX) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 39,143,379 shares, an increase of 15.0% from the August 31st total of 34,034,371 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 19,459,606 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Everbridge, Inc. (EVBG) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVBG) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 639,362 shares, a decline of 23.7% from the August 31st total of 838,159 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 274,699 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (IPG) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:IPG) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 21,921,433 shares, a growth of 35.5% from the August 31st total of 16,176,697 shares. Approximately 5.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (EEM) Short Interest Up 25.2% in September

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSE:EEM) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 130,586,551 shares, a growth of 25.2% from the August 31st total of 104,292,207 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 46,356,347 shares, the […]

Ambev S.A. (ABEV) Short Interest Update

Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 29,848,182 shares, an increase of 36.1% from the August 31st total of 21,929,259 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 18,938,138 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Nordic American Offshore Ltd (NAO) Short Interest Down 28.8% in September

Nordic American Offshore Ltd (NYSE:NAO) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,766,095 shares, a drop of 28.8% from the August 31st total of 2,479,618 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 872,379 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.0 […]

Willbros Group, Inc. (WG) Short Interest Down 39.5% in September

Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE:WG) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 374,621 shares, a decline of 39.5% from the August 31st total of 619,076 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 356,174 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]