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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (RBS)

Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors purchased 591 call options on the company. This is an increase of 937% compared to the typical daily volume of 57 call options. NYSE:RBS opened at $5.61 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Hawaiian (HA)

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HA) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 2,896 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,348% compared to the average daily volume of 200 put options. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC […]

Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) Short Interest Update

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 19,823,540 shares, a decline of 10.3% from the April 15th total of 22,090,467 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,733,747 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Fiserv Inc (FISV) Short Interest Update

Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 46,841,522 shares, an increase of 5.7% from the April 15th total of 44,322,541 shares. Currently, 12.1% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Toll Brothers (TOL)

Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE:TOL) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders purchased 4,936 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,002% compared to the average daily volume of 448 put options. In other news, CFO Martin P. Connor sold 4,000 shares of Toll Brothers stock in a […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (NYSE:CNQ) (TSE:CNQ) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 5,041 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,669% compared to the average volume of 285 call options. CNQ has been the topic of several research reports. Tudor Pickering upgraded Canadian Natural […]

Golden Star Resources Ltd. (GSS) Short Interest Update

Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:GSS) saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 4,017,703 shares, a decrease of 2.3% from the April 15th total of 4,110,787 shares. Approximately 5.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average […]

Franklin Street Properties Corp. (FSP) Short Interest Down 4.7% in April

Franklin Street Properties Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:FSP) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,363,768 shares, a decline of 4.7% from the April 15th total of 2,480,718 shares. Currently, 2.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average […]

Baidu Target of Unusually High Options Trading (BIDU)

Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 162,567 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 722% compared to the average daily volume of 19,766 put options. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised […]

Cummins Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (CMI)

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 12,147 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,064% compared to the average volume of 1,044 call options. CMI has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cummins from a […]

News Corp (NWSA) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 15,366,833 shares, a growth of 12.0% from the April 15th total of 13,724,964 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,788,688 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.5 days. News […]

Short Interest in Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NOG) Declines By 2.8%

Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 18,032,747 shares, a decline of 2.8% from the April 15th total of 18,561,032 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,631,353 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI)

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 2,517 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,827% compared to the typical daily volume of 86 call options. In related news, CAO Desiree A. Burke sold 41,458 shares of the business’s stock […]

Short Interest in Western Copper and Gold Corp (WRN) Increases By 8.5%

Western Copper and Gold Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:WRN) (TSE:WRN) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 292,974 shares, an increase of 8.5% from the April 15th total of 270,052 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 102,270 shares, the […]

Almaden Minerals Ltd. (AAU) Short Interest Down 6.4% in April

Almaden Minerals Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:AAU) (TSE:AMM) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,534,261 shares, a decline of 6.4% from the April 15th total of 1,639,010 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 109,655 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

NCR Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NCR)

NCR Co. (NYSE:NCR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 7,203 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,291% compared to the typical daily volume of 518 call options. In related news, SVP Adrian Button sold 4,690 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Telaria Call Options (TLRA)

Telaria Inc (NYSE:TLRA) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 5,946 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 903% compared to the average daily volume of 593 call options. In other news, CFO John S. Rego sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February […]

Williams-Sonoma Target of Unusually High Options Trading (WSM)

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 8,986 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,311% compared to the average volume of 637 put options. Shares of WSM stock opened at $54.58 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of […]

Short Interest in Libbey Inc. (LBY) Drops By 5.2%

Libbey Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LBY) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,600,105 shares, a decrease of 5.2% from the April 15th total of 1,688,544 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 265,038 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Dycom Industries Call Options (DY)

Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DY) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders purchased 1,538 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,709% compared to the typical daily volume of 85 call options. Shares of DY stock opened at $57.05 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.46 […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Nordson Put Options (NDSN)

Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 3,629 put options on the company. This is an increase of 2,140% compared to the average volume of 162 put options. In related news, VP Gina A. Beredo sold 700 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 4th. The […]

GAMCO Global Gold Ntrl Rsrcs & Incm Trst (GGN) Short Interest Update

GAMCO Global Gold Ntrl Rsrcs & Incm Trst (NYSEAMERICAN:GGN) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 358,014 shares, a growth of 30.5% from the April 15th total of 274,293 shares. Approximately 0.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold. […]

Oragenics Inc (OGEN) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Oragenics Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:OGEN) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,022,183 shares, a growth of 48.1% from the April 15th total of 1,365,493 shares. Currently, 4.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Phillips 66 Partners Call Options (PSXP)

Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 911 call options on the company. This is an increase of 912% compared to the average daily volume of 90 call options. A number of research firms have issued reports on PSXP. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Phillips 66 […]

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Target of Unusually High Options Trading (WH)

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:WH) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders acquired 1,126 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,362% compared to the average volume of 77 put options. NYSE:WH opened at $53.86 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.39 billion […]

ArQule Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ARQL)

ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 1,582 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,241% compared to the average daily volume of 118 put options. Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ARQL. Baystate Wealth Management […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Arthur J Gallagher & Co Call Options (AJG)

Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 1,412 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,245% compared to the typical daily volume of 105 call options. In related news, Director Frank E. Jr. English sold 800 shares of the […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Takeda Pharmaceutical Call Options (TAK)

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (NYSE:TAK) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 5,886 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,673% compared to the average daily volume of 156 call options. Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Shelton Capital Management purchased a […]

Iovance Biotherapeutics Sees Unusually High Options Volume (IOVA)

Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:IOVA) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 2,244 call options on the company. This is an increase of 3,980% compared to the average volume of 55 call options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Farfetch (FTCH)

Farfetch Ltd (NYSE:FTCH) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 2,809 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,183% compared to the typical volume of 219 put options. NYSE:FTCH opened at $22.65 on Friday. Farfetch has a 52 week low of $15.98 and a 52 week high of […]

RealPage Target of Unusually High Options Trading (RP)

RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,309 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,238% compared to the average daily volume of 56 call options. Several equities analysts recently commented on RP shares. TheStreet raised shares of RealPage from a “c” rating to […]

T-Mobile Us Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (TMUS)

T-Mobile Us Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 36,088 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,387% compared to the average volume of 1,451 call options. Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Argus restated a “buy” rating on shares of T-Mobile Us in […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of LYFT Put Options (LYFT)

LYFT Inc (NASDAQ:LYFT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 57,640 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 3,458% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,620 put options. LYFT has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. DA Davidson initiated coverage […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Retrophin (RTRX)

Retrophin Inc (NASDAQ:RTRX) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors acquired 3,982 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,702% compared to the typical daily volume of 221 put options. In other Retrophin news, SVP Elizabeth E. Reed sold 1,769 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 12th. […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Myriad Genetics Put Options (MYGN)

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 9,210 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,349% compared to the average volume of 376 put options. In related news, insider Ralph L. Mcdade sold 1,975 shares of Myriad Genetics stock in a transaction on Tuesday, […]

Yeti Target of Unusually High Options Trading (YETI)

Yeti Holdings Inc (NYSE:YETI) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 2,954 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,172% compared to the average daily volume of 130 call options. Several research firms have recently weighed in on YETI. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded Yeti from a “buy” rating to […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Seattle Genetics Put Options (SGEN)

Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 4,420 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,975% compared to the average volume of 213 put options. In related news, insider Clay B. Siegall sold 20,148 shares of the firm’s stock in […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Athene (ATH)

Athene Holding Ltd (NYSE:ATH) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 4,139 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,700% compared to the average volume of 230 put options. In related news, insider Frank Lauren Gillis sold 19,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on […]

Del Taco Restaurants Sees Unusually High Options Volume (TACO)

Del Taco Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:TACO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 671 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,216% compared to the typical volume of 51 call options. A number of research firms recently commented on TACO. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of […]

Mylan Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (MYL)

Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 24,068 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,602% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,414 put options. Shares of MYL opened at $21.53 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $14.57 billion, […]

United States Cellular Sees Unusually High Options Volume (USM)

United States Cellular Corp (NYSE:USM) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 1,506 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,134% compared to the average volume of 122 put options. Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of United […]

Traders Buy High Volume of Puma Biotechnology Put Options (PBYI)

Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ:PBYI) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders purchased 2,746 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,566% compared to the average daily volume of 103 put options. Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Puma Biotechnology […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ)

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (NYSE:CNQ) (TSE:CNQ) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 2,146 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,225% compared to the typical daily volume of 162 put options. A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the […]

Lannett Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (LCI)

Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE:LCI) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 5,765 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,094% compared to the typical daily volume of 483 call options. In other news, CEO Timothy C. Crew bought 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Ferrari Put Options (RACE)

Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 2,135 put options on the company. This is an increase of 862% compared to the average daily volume of 222 put options. Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of RACE. Norges Bank acquired a new position in Ferrari in the […]

X-trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity Fund (DBEU) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

X-trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEARCA:DBEU) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 117,505 shares, a decline of 92.4% from the March 29th total of 1,547,636 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 252,511 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Colony Credit Real Estate Inc (CLNC) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Colony Credit Real Estate Inc (NYSE:CLNC) saw a significant decrease in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,618,694 shares, a decrease of 41.0% from the March 29th total of 2,742,927 shares. Approximately 1.9% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 204,261 […]

Edison International Sees Unusually High Options Volume (EIX)

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 21,367 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 7,670% compared to the average volume of 275 put options. Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Enlightenment Research LLC boosted its holdings in shares of […]

iShares MSCI South Korea ETF (EWY) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

iShares MSCI South Korea ETF (NYSEARCA:EWY) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,879,497 shares, a growth of 53.9% from the March 29th total of 1,870,518 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,466,629 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

WABCO Holdings Inc. (WBC) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,494,538 shares, an increase of 84.1% from the March 29th total of 811,914 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,874,428 shares, the short-interest ratio […]