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Traders Buy Large Volume of Herbalife Put Options (HLF)

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 13,995 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 257% compared to the average volume of 3,925 put options. Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) traded down 0.36% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $71.13. The stock had a trading volume […]

NuStar Energy L.P. (NS) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) saw a significant increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,384,875 shares, an increase of 64.4% from the April 28th total of 842,428 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 531,811 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.6 days. Currently, 1.8% of […]

United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (UNG) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (NYSE:UNG) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 76,282,037 shares, an increase of 38.2% from the April 28th total of 55,186,269 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,300,761 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

Short Interest in Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corp (TRX) Increases By 0.7%

Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corp (NYSE:TRX) (NYSEMKT:TRX) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,671,031 shares, an increase of 0.7% from the April 28th total of 3,646,112 shares. Approximately 3.2% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on […]

Timmins Gold Corp (TGD) Short Interest Down 33.9% in May

Timmins Gold Corp (NYSE:TGD) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 234,632 shares, a decline of 33.9% from the April 28th total of 355,077 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,254,896 shares, the short-interest ratio is […]

PRA Health Sciences Inc (PRAH) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

PRA Health Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:PRAH) saw a significant increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,448,264 shares, an increase of 22.1% from the April 28th total of 1,186,518 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 487,665 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.0 days. Shares […]

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM) Short Interest Up 21.9% in May

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PPHM) was the target of a large growth in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,346,214 shares, a growth of 21.9% from the April 28th total of 1,104,400 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 968,467 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.4 days. Shares […]

Short Interest in PennantPark Investment Corp. (PNNT) Grows By 13.8%

PennantPark Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:PNNT) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 236,107 shares, an increase of 13.8% from the April 28th total of 207,427 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 338,339 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]

Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares (TZA) Short Interest Down 42.6% in May

Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares (NYSE:TZA) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,218,166 shares, a decrease of 42.6% from the April 28th total of 3,865,404 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,730,285 […]

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC) Short Interest Down 39.2% in May

Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 411,418 shares, a drop of 39.2% from the April 28th total of 676,352 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 786,640 shares, the days-to-cover […]

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Netflix (NFLX)

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders purchased 6,946 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 142% compared to the typical volume of 2,865 put options. Several research firms have recently issued reports on NFLX. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a […]

Traders Purchase High Volume of NetEase Call Options (NTES)

NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 2,720 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 138% compared to the typical volume of 1,145 call options. Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. BKS Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of NetEase by […]

Mitel Networks Corp (MITL) Short Interest Up 32.0% in May

Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ:MITL) (TSE:MNW) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,009,801 shares, a growth of 32.0% from the April 28th total of 765,204 shares. Currently, 1.0% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an […]

Primo Water Co. (PRMW) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Primo Water Co. (NASDAQ:PRMW) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,136,709 shares, an increase of 48.1% from the April 28th total of 767,664 shares. Approximately 4.5% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average […]

Flex Ltd (FLEX) Short Interest Up 34.5% in May

Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,567,014 shares, an increase of 34.5% from the April 28th total of 4,882,959 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,003,818 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.3 days. Approximately […]

Kingold Jewelry Inc (KGJI) Short Interest Up 40.8% in May

Kingold Jewelry Inc (NASDAQ:KGJI) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,031,808 shares, an increase of 40.8% from the April 28th total of 732,669 shares. Approximately 2.3% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on […]

Short Interest in Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY (RBCAA) Decreases By 1.7%

Republic Bancorp, Inc. KY (NASDAQ:RBCAA) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 38,060 shares, a decline of 1.7% from the April 28th total of 38,737 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 12,699 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.0 […]

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Synchrony Financial (SYF)

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors purchased 14,209 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 756% compared to the average volume of 1,659 put options. Shares of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) opened at 27.37 on Friday. Synchrony Financial has a one year low of $23.25 and a […]

Short Interest in Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (CNCE) Declines By 41.7%

Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNCE) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 309,494 shares, a decrease of 41.7% from the April 28th total of 530,478 shares. Currently, 1.7% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, […]

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (CTRV) Short Interest Update

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CTRV) saw a large increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,954,852 shares, an increase of 41.3% from the April 28th total of 3,506,643 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,662,085 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.0 days. Approximately 7.0% […]

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (EFA)

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 980 put options on the company. This is an increase of 229% compared to the average daily volume of 298 put options. Shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) opened at 66.05 on Friday. […]

Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) Short Interest Update

Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 24,464,148 shares, a growth of 61.3% from the April 28th total of 15,167,373 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,229,880 shares, the short-interest […]

Wintrust Financial Corp (WTFC) Short Interest Update

Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,529,984 shares, a drop of 41.9% from the April 28th total of 2,632,697 shares. Approximately 3.0% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of […]

Weibo Corp Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (WB)

Weibo Corp (NASDAQ:WB) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 365 put options on the company. This is an increase of 140% compared to the average daily volume of 152 put options. WB has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Instinet initiated coverage on Weibo Corp in a […]

Vermillion, Inc. (VRML) Short Interest Up 10.5% in May

Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRML) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 819,513 shares, a growth of 10.5% from the April 28th total of 741,635 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 71,724 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently […]