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Carbonite Sees Unusually High Options Volume (CARB)

Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARB) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 605 put options on the company. This is an increase of 925% compared to the average volume of 59 put options. In other Carbonite news, Director Todd Krasnow sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, […]

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Western Gas Equity Partners Put Options (WGP)

Western Gas Equity Partners LP (NYSE:WGP) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 611 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 902% compared to the average daily volume of 61 put options. Shares of Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE WGP) opened at $38.99 on Wednesday. The […]

Regency Centers Sees Unusually High Options Volume (REG)

Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 1,050 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,680% compared to the typical daily volume of 59 call options. Shares of Regency Centers (REG) opened at $58.06 on Wednesday. The firm has a […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Air Transport Services Group (ATSG)

Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 2,556 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,095% compared to the typical daily volume of 80 call options. Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG) opened at $23.01 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio […]

Planet Fitness Target of Unusually High Options Trading (PLNT)

Planet Fitness Inc (NYSE:PLNT) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 4,677 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,164% compared to the average volume of 370 put options. A number of brokerages recently weighed in on PLNT. Roth Capital set a $36.00 price […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of OFG Bancorp Put Options (OFG)

OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders bought 3,358 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 6,616% compared to the typical daily volume of 50 put options. OFG Bancorp (NYSE OFG) opened at $11.20 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, […]

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Proofpoint Call Options (PFPT)

Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 4,227 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,302% compared to the typical daily volume of 176 call options. Shares of Proofpoint (NASDAQ PFPT) opened at $105.25 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.51, a quick […]

Tenaris Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (TS)

Tenaris SA (NYSE:TS) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors acquired 2,434 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 4,170% compared to the typical daily volume of 57 put options. Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. FNY Partners Fund LP lifted its holdings in […]

Oasis Petroleum Target of Unusually High Options Trading (OAS)

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 5,558 put options on the company. This is an increase of 914% compared to the typical volume of 548 put options. Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Raymond James Trust N.A. acquired a new […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX)

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 1,553 put options on the company. This is an increase of 853% compared to the typical daily volume of 163 put options. In related news, EVP Gerson Zweifach sold 110,728 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated […]

Apollo Global Management Sees Unusually High Options Volume (APO)

Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 10,665 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,857% compared to the typical daily volume of 545 call options. Several equities analysts have recently commented on APO shares. Credit Suisse Group upped their target […]

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (BFAM) Short Interest Update

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 369,839 shares, a decrease of 38.6% from the January 12th total of 601,866 shares. Currently, 0.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. […]

ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc (CEM) Short Interest Update

ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc (NYSE:CEM) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 342,449 shares, a decline of 42.6% from the January 12th total of 596,309 shares. Currently, 0.5% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on […]

Nutrien Ltd. (NTR) Short Interest Update

Nutrien Ltd. (NYSE:NTR) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,443,092 shares, a drop of 42.7% from the January 12th total of 2,518,046 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,664,172 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.9 days. Nutrien […]

Zoetis Inc (ZTS) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,248,866 shares, a drop of 37.8% from the January 12th total of 6,835,674 shares. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading […]

AMAG Pharmaceuticals Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (AMAG)

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders bought 3,962 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 866% compared to the average daily volume of 410 put options. Shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals (AMAG) opened at $18.50 on Friday. The firm has a market […]

Proshares Trust II (SCO) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Proshares Trust II (NYSEARCA:SCO) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 717,644 shares, a decline of 48.7% from the January 12th total of 1,399,965 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,801,223 shares, the short-interest ratio […]

Short Interest in Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJJ) Decreases By 86.9%

Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSJJ) was the target of a large drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 102,981 shares, a drop of 86.9% from the January 12th total of 783,327 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 258,791 shares, the […]

Syntel Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SYNT)

Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders bought 918 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,665% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options. Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its position […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Flowserve Put Options (FLS)

Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 3,646 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 3,340% compared to the average volume of 106 put options. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. University […]

Pandora Media Target of Unusually High Options Trading (P)

Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 45,631 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,226% compared to the average daily volume of 3,442 call options. Shares of Pandora Media (NYSE P) opened at $5.05 on Friday. The company has a market […]

Hyatt Hotels Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (H)

Hyatt Hotels Co. (NYSE:H) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors bought 930 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 794% compared to the typical daily volume of 104 put options. In other news, insider Mark Samuel Hoplamazian sold 49,173 shares of the firm’s stock in a […]

American Axle & Manufact. Target of Unusually High Options Trading (AXL)

American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 20,274 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,247% compared to the typical volume of 864 call options. In related news, Director George Thanopoulos sold 150,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on […]

Traders Buy Large Volume of Martin Marietta Materials Put Options (MLM)

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 5,910 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,097% compared to the average daily volume of 269 put options. In other news, Director Laree E. Perez sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock […]

UGI Corp (UGI) Short Interest Update

UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,605,799 shares, a growth of 60.8% from the January 12th total of 1,620,927 shares. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an […]