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Constellium Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CSTM)

Constellium N.V. (NYSE:CSTM) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 3,911 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,776% compared to the typical daily volume of 136 call options. A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets set a […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Viewray Call Options (VRAY)

Viewray Inc (NASDAQ:VRAY) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 3,018 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 5,704% compared to the typical daily volume of 52 call options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in VRAY. Nationwide Fund […]

Blackhawk Network Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (HAWK)

Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HAWK) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 32,417 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 12,514% compared to the average daily volume of 257 call options. A number of brokerages have commented on HAWK. BidaskClub upgraded Blackhawk Network from a “strong sell” rating to […]

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc (EGLE) Short Interest Update

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc (NASDAQ:EGLE) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 755,647 shares, a decline of 31.7% from the November 30th total of 1,105,687 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume […]

Short Interest in Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (ATEC) Decreases By 30.4%

Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATEC) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 791,509 shares, a decrease of 30.4% from the November 30th total of 1,137,916 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 149,012 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.3 days. […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Cyberark Software (CYBR)

Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ:CYBR) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,744 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,182% compared to the typical daily volume of 136 put options. A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in CYBR. Geode Capital Management LLC […]

Short Interest in Strongbridge Biopharma plc (SBBP) Declines By 33.9%

Strongbridge Biopharma plc (NASDAQ:SBBP) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 513,397 shares, a decrease of 33.9% from the November 30th total of 776,275 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 219,684 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Ensco (ESV)

Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 16,157 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,091% compared to the average volume of 1,357 put options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Ryder System Put Options (R)

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 384 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 638% compared to the typical daily volume of 52 put options. In related news, EVP John J. Gleason sold 8,760 shares of Ryder System stock in a […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 34,352 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 9,631% compared to the typical volume of 353 call options. A number of research firms have commented on FCAU. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Fiat […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Agilent Technologies (A)

Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 18,983 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,465% compared to the typical volume of 1,213 put options. Agilent Technologies (A) opened at $69.90 on Friday. Agilent Technologies has a twelve month low of $46.35 and a […]

Cotiviti Holdings Inc (COTV) Short Interest Update

Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE:COTV) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,054,235 shares, an increase of 104.5% from the November 30th total of 515,544 shares. Approximately 2.8% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average […]

Fang Holdings Ltd (SFUN) Short Interest Update

Fang Holdings Ltd (NYSE:SFUN) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 19,568,333 shares, a drop of 14.4% from the November 30th total of 22,847,958 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,228,534 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 8.8 days. […]

Columbia Sportswear (COLM) Short Interest Down 37.0% in December

Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 670,484 shares, a decline of 37.0% from the November 30th total of 1,063,673 shares. Currently, 2.3% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]

Short Interest in RedHill Biopharma Ltd – (RDHL) Drops By 51.2%

RedHill Biopharma Ltd – (NASDAQ:RDHL) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 245,310 shares, a decline of 51.2% from the November 30th total of 502,738 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 184,706 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.3 […]

Short Interest in American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Decreases By 32.7%

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) was the target of a large decline in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 13,217,592 shares, a decline of 32.7% from the November 30th total of 19,649,156 shares. Approximately 8.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Short Interest in AstraZeneca plc (AZN) Decreases By 35.1%

AstraZeneca plc (NYSE:AZN) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,687,524 shares, a decrease of 35.1% from the November 30th total of 13,393,297 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,174,072 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Short Interest in Calpine Co. (CPN) Grows By 52.4%

Calpine Co. (NYSE:CPN) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 17,728,993 shares, a growth of 52.4% from the November 30th total of 11,634,251 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,815,454 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Investors Buy High Volume of Call Options on Evolent Health (EVH)

Evolent Health Inc (NYSE:EVH) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 442 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 767% compared to the typical volume of 51 call options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. […]

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (PBR) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 51,328,068 shares, a growth of 10.2% from the November 30th total of 46,574,723 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 16,602,846 shares, the days-to-cover ratio […]

SINA Corp (SINA) Short Interest Update

SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 992,441 shares, an increase of 41.9% from the November 30th total of 699,591 shares. Approximately 1.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 1,073,366 […]

Immersion Co. (IMMR) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,412,865 shares, a growth of 41.6% from the November 30th total of 2,410,426 shares. Currently, 11.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume […]

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. (CCU) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. (NYSE:CCU) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 675,780 shares, a drop of 37.4% from the November 30th total of 1,079,636 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 223,860 shares, the short-interest […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Progenics Pharmaceuticals Put Options (PGNX)

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 796 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 836% compared to the average volume of 85 put options. A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PGNX. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC […]

iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index (IWO) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index (NYSEARCA:IWO) saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,380,661 shares, a decrease of 36.1% from the November 30th total of 3,724,730 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 986,716 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Sprint Corp (S) Short Interest Down 8.6% in December

Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 104,890,897 shares, a decline of 8.6% from the November 30th total of 114,741,511 shares. Currently, 17.0% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading […]

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Short Interest Update

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 16,348,389 shares, a decrease of 8.1% from the November 30th total of 17,796,113 shares. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume […]

Syros Pharmaceuticals Inc (SYRS) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Syros Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SYRS) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,550,002 shares, a growth of 78.7% from the November 30th total of 1,427,231 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 934,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 […]

Flex Sees Unusually High Options Volume (FLEX)

Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors acquired 6,401 call options on the company. This is an increase of 650% compared to the typical volume of 853 call options. Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on FLEX shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Flex […]

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (MLNX) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,760,653 shares, a decline of 34.8% from the November 30th total of 2,700,225 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 576,477 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

NetApp Inc. (NTAP) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) saw a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 12,978,002 shares, a drop of 15.6% from the November 30th total of 15,384,635 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,318,152 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.9 days. Currently, 4.9% of the […]

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (TXMD) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXMD) saw a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 53,505,064 shares, a drop of 3.0% from the November 30th total of 55,150,158 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,192,929 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 16.8 days. Currently, 30.7% of the […]

Black Box Co. (BBOX) Short Interest Down 68.2% in December

Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 240,539 shares, a decline of 68.2% from the November 30th total of 755,610 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 306,215 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.8 […]

Short Interest in Cytori Therapeutics Inc (CYTX) Drops By 35.6%

Cytori Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CYTX) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,962,597 shares, a decrease of 35.6% from the November 30th total of 3,046,286 shares. Approximately 5.9% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading […]

GAP Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (GPS)

Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 11,243 call options on the company. This is an increase of 785% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,270 call options. GAP (NYSE GPS) opened at $33.17 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current […]

Altisource Residential Corp (RESI) Short Interest Update

Altisource Residential Corp (NYSE:RESI) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,562,061 shares, a growth of 46.0% from the November 30th total of 1,069,849 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 240,572 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Callon Petroleum (CPE) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 52,851,862 shares, a growth of 24.0% from the November 30th total of 42,624,731 shares. Approximately 26.4% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 4,695,728 […]

Zions Bancorp (ZION) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 19,557,105 shares, a growth of 7.6% from the November 30th total of 18,177,447 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,847,359 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.9 days. Currently, […]

Costco Wholesale Co. (COST) Short Interest Down 17.4% in December

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,765,977 shares, a decline of 17.4% from the November 30th total of 14,252,498 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,737,438 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Short Interest in SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) Declines By 56.0%

SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:SDY) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 231,285 shares, a drop of 56.0% from the November 30th total of 525,226 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 426,930 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.5 […]

William Lyon Homes (WLH) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 728,597 shares, a decline of 71.5% from the November 30th total of 2,553,488 shares. Currently, 2.7% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading […]

The Medicines Company (MDCO) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 20,481,076 shares, a growth of 10.4% from the November 30th total of 18,550,594 shares. Approximately 29.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on […]

Heartland Express, Inc. (HTLD) Short Interest Up 29.3% in December

Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 7,183,388 shares, an increase of 29.3% from the November 30th total of 5,556,618 shares. Approximately 15.7% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average […]

salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) Short Interest Down 15.8% in December

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 16,388,976 shares, a decrease of 15.8% from the November 30th total of 19,467,231 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,064,952 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.2 days. Currently, […]

Short Interest in Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) Declines By 10.4%

Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 45,670,130 shares, a decrease of 10.4% from the November 30th total of 50,990,956 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,652,104 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

ClearSign Combustion Corporation (CLIR) Short Interest Up 69.8% in December

ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ:CLIR) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,659,612 shares, an increase of 69.8% from the November 30th total of 977,587 shares. Approximately 11.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

Short Interest in QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST) Rises By 52.7%

QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,065,398 shares, a growth of 52.7% from the November 30th total of 697,717 shares. Approximately 3.1% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) Short Interest Up 4.0% in December

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) was the target of a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 59,290,487 shares, an increase of 4.0% from the November 30th total of 57,009,477 shares. Approximately 5.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

Short Interest in Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (SGYP) Declines By 2.0%

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SGYP) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 74,643,534 shares, a decrease of 2.0% from the November 30th total of 76,152,425 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,390,012 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 11.7 […]

Short Interest in VelocityShares 3x Long Silver ETN (USLV) Increases By 164.5%

VelocityShares 3x Long Silver ETN (NASDAQ:USLV) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totalling 9,276,651 shares, a growth of 164.5% from the November 30th total of 3,507,580 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,242,372 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]