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McDermott International Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MDR)

McDermott International Inc (NYSE:MDR) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders bought 25,563 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,988% compared to the average volume of 1,224 put options. In other news, SVP Tareq Kawash bought 26,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 23rd. The […]

Herc Holdings Inc. (HRI) Short Interest Update

Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRI) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 528,557 shares, a decline of 34.6% from the January 15th total of 808,442 shares. Currently, 1.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of […]

iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEARCA:EZA) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 775,278 shares, a decrease of 42.4% from the January 15th total of 1,346,336 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 905,246 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Short Interest in PPDAI Group Inc – (PPDF) Declines By 43.9%

PPDAI Group Inc – (NYSE:PPDF) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 491,293 shares, a drop of 43.9% from the January 15th total of 875,989 shares. Approximately 0.3% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based […]

Invesco BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCJ) Short Interest Down 82.2% in January

Invesco BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSCJ) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 176,353 shares, a drop of 82.2% from the January 15th total of 991,221 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 487,491 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Short Interest in Nordic American Offshore Ltd (NAO) Decreases By 88.8%

Nordic American Offshore Ltd (NYSE:NAO) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 180,274 shares, a drop of 88.8% from the January 15th total of 1,615,455 shares. Approximately 4.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average […]

Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd (JPS) Short Interest Up 90.6% in January

Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd (NYSE:JPS) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 955,833 shares, a growth of 90.6% from the January 15th total of 501,460 shares. Approximately 0.5% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based […]

SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF (SRLN) Short Interest Update

SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF (NYSEARCA:SRLN) was the target of a large growth in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,940,767 shares, a growth of 55.2% from the January 15th total of 2,538,864 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 557,630 shares, the days-to-cover […]

CGI Inc (GIB) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

CGI Inc (NYSE:GIB) (TSE:GIB.A) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,186,675 shares, a drop of 36.1% from the January 15th total of 1,857,474 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 188,441 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Short Interest in CEMIG (CIG) Grows By 46.6%

CEMIG (NYSE:CIG) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,873,948 shares, an increase of 46.6% from the January 15th total of 5,369,954 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,671,815 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days. Several equities […]

Royal Bank of Canada (RY) Short Interest Update

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY) (TSE:RY) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,021,692 shares, an increase of 57.2% from the January 15th total of 3,831,326 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,192,782 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Embraer SA (ERJ) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,823,721 shares, an increase of 97.2% from the January 15th total of 1,938,918 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,157,542 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently […]

Crh Plc (CRH) Short Interest Update

Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,644,955 shares, a growth of 55.5% from the January 15th total of 1,057,532 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 662,099 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Short Interest in Allianzgi Convertible & Income Fund (NCV) Increases By 55.7%

Allianzgi Convertible & Income Fund (NYSE:NCV) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 908,295 shares, an increase of 55.7% from the January 15th total of 583,371 shares. Currently, 1.0% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corp (CHMI) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corp (NYSE:CHMI) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 859,979 shares, a growth of 41.4% from the January 15th total of 608,099 shares. Currently, 5.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an […]

Global X MLP ETF (MLPA) Short Interest Update

Global X MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:MLPA) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 704,591 shares, a decline of 62.8% from the January 15th total of 1,896,047 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 981,904 shares, the short-interest […]

ABB Ltd (ABB) Short Interest Up 74.9% in January

ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) was the target of a large growth in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,469,161 shares, a growth of 74.9% from the January 15th total of 1,984,051 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,699,928 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days. Approximately […]

Short Interest in Peabody Energy Co. (BTU) Declines By 55.6%

Peabody Energy Co. (NYSE:BTU) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,331,664 shares, a decline of 55.6% from the January 15th total of 5,254,536 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 729,550 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.2 days. […]

BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) Short Interest Down 40.4% in January

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,106,623 shares, a decline of 40.4% from the January 15th total of 1,857,917 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 829,159 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.3 days. Approximately […]

Magna International Inc. (MGA) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA) (TSE:MG) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,213,830 shares, a drop of 33.5% from the January 15th total of 3,329,913 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,069,298 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 […]

Vereit Inc (VER) Short Interest Down 10.1% in January

Vereit Inc (NYSE:VER) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 31,557,258 shares, a decrease of 10.1% from the January 15th total of 35,113,888 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 7,727,819 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

DXC Technology Sees Unusually High Options Volume (DXC)

DXC Technology Co (NYSE:DXC) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 39,670 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 12,144% compared to the typical volume of 324 call options. Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Aperio Group […]

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Spark Therapeutics (ONCE)

Spark Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ONCE) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 807 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,367% compared to the average daily volume of 55 call options. Shares of NASDAQ ONCE opened at $52.77 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 10.36, a […]

Arconic Inc (ARNC) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Arconic Inc (NYSE:ARNC) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 16,615,890 shares, a growth of 19.2% from the January 15th total of 13,940,074 shares. Currently, 3.5% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of […]

Short Interest in Schlumberger Limited. (SLB) Decreases By 32.2%

Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) saw a large decline in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 18,403,592 shares, a decline of 32.2% from the January 15th total of 27,162,487 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 14,359,771 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.3 days. Approximately 1.3% of the […]