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Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT) Short Interest Up 170.8% in September

Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (NYSEARCA:VT) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,508,436 shares, a growth of 170.8% from the September 14th total of 926,199 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,625,992 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently […]

Esterline Technologies Co. (ESL) Short Interest Update

Esterline Technologies Co. (NYSE:ESL) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,836,431 shares, an increase of 222.3% from the September 14th total of 569,797 shares. Currently, 6.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading […]

M&T Bank Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MTB)

M&T Bank Co. (NYSE:MTB) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 2,166 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,334% compared to the typical volume of 89 put options. MTB has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised M&T Bank […]

Patterson Companies Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (PDCO)

Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 1,318 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,959% compared to the typical volume of 64 put options. PDCO has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine downgraded Patterson Companies from […]

Short Interest in Univar Inc (UNVR) Rises By 100.1%

Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 5,174,526 shares, an increase of 100.1% from the September 14th total of 2,586,430 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,865,616 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Sprint Corp (S) Short Interest Down 4.8% in September

Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 96,278,276 shares, a decline of 4.8% from the September 14th total of 101,095,771 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 9,976,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Short Interest in Gardner Denver Holdings Inc (GDI) Expands By 56.5%

Gardner Denver Holdings Inc (NYSE:GDI) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 4,974,611 shares, a growth of 56.5% from the September 14th total of 3,179,069 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,466,579 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 […]

Short Interest in ISHARES TR/MSCI POLAND ETF (EPOL) Drops By 63.4%

ISHARES TR/MSCI POLAND ETF (BMV:EPOL) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 209,083 shares, a decline of 63.4% from the September 14th total of 571,533 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 394,079 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.5 […]

iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWT) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 4,109,288 shares, a drop of 47.6% from the September 14th total of 7,841,091 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,466,347 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Short Interest in Invesco FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets ETF (PXH) Drops By 67.3%

Invesco FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:PXH) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 272,097 shares, a decline of 67.3% from the September 14th total of 832,210 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 185,023 shares, the […]

Sempra Energy Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SRE)

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,729 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,144% compared to the average volume of 139 put options. A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Coastline Trust Co increased its position […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Werner Enterprises (WERN)

Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 1,599 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,677% compared to the typical daily volume of 90 call options. A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on WERN. Buckingham Research cut their target […]

Agilent Technologies Target of Unusually High Options Trading (A)

Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 4,240 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 902% compared to the average volume of 423 call options. In other Agilent Technologies news, Director Heidi Fields sold 5,482 shares of the firm’s stock in […]

Investors Purchase High Volume of Ellie Mae Call Options (ELLI)

Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 3,883 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 3,945% compared to the typical daily volume of 96 call options. In other news, Director A Barr Dolan sold 3,000 shares of Ellie Mae stock in a transaction […]

Navistar International Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NAV)

Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 6,251 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,847% compared to the typical volume of 321 put options. Shares of NYSE NAV opened at $36.93 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Lithia Motors (LAD)

Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE:LAD) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 4,159 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 6,107% compared to the typical daily volume of 67 call options. Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley raised Lithia Motors to a “buy” rating in […]

Michaels Companies Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MIK)

Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 2,546 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,004% compared to the average volume of 121 put options. A number of brokerages recently issued reports on MIK. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “buy” rating […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Total System Services Call Options (TSS)

Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 5,005 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,894% compared to the typical daily volume of 251 call options. TSS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Nomura reissued a “buy” […]

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR) Short Interest Update

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 49,800,390 shares, a drop of 12.5% from the September 14th total of 56,905,203 shares. Currently, 15.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily […]

United Natural Foods Sees Unusually High Options Volume (UNFI)

United Natural Foods Inc (NASDAQ:UNFI) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 3,847 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 820% compared to the typical daily volume of 418 put options. In related news, Director James P. Heffernan sold 3,820 shares of United Natural Foods stock in a transaction […]

J B Hunt Transport Services Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (JBHT)

J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors acquired 1,951 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 984% compared to the average volume of 180 call options. A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares […]

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Southern Copper (SCCO)

Southern Copper Corp (NYSE:SCCO) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders bought 845 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,058% compared to the typical daily volume of 73 put options. SCCO has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Citigroup raised Southern Copper from a […]

ManpowerGroup Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MAN)

ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 1,605 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 949% compared to the average volume of 153 call options. A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Macquarie lowered shares of ManpowerGroup from an “outperform” rating […]

BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (BJ) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (NYSE:BJ) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 3,127,216 shares, an increase of 486.0% from the September 14th total of 533,666 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,598,778 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]

Johnson Controls International PLC (JCI) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 23,413,748 shares, a decline of 14.1% from the September 14th total of 27,272,161 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,056,602 shares, the short-interest […]