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Agilent Technologies Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (A)

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 2,167 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,593% compared to the average volume of 128 put options. In other Agilent Technologies news, Director Boon Hwee Koh sold 4,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.63, for a total value of $286,335.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Dollar Tree (DLTR)

Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 8,970 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,083% compared to the typical daily volume of 758 put options. Dollar Tree (DLTR) opened at $99.77 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.95 and a quick ratio of 0.43. Dollar Tree has a 52-week low of $65.63 and a 52-week high of $100.74. The company has a market capitalization of $23,581.62, a PE ratio of 22.76, a... 
 

Blackhawk Network Holdings Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (HAWK)

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,658 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,111% compared to the average daily volume of 75 call options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its position in Blackhawk Network Holdings by 48.2% during the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns... 
 

Jacobs Engineering Group Target of Unusually High Options Trading (JEC)

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 790 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,262% compared to the typical volume of 58 call options. A number of analysts have weighed in on JEC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Jacobs Engineering Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $67.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Citigroup Inc. set a $64.00 target... 
 

Dollar Tree Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (DLTR)

Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 15,101 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 979% compared to the average volume of 1,400 call options. Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) opened at $99.77 on Friday. Dollar Tree has a fifty-two week low of $65.63 and a fifty-two week high of $100.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.95 and a quick ratio of 0.43. The company has a market cap of $23,581.62, a PE ratio... 
 

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Xunlei Limited (XNET)

Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ:XNET) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 1,835 put options on the company. This is an increase of 684% compared to the average volume of 234 put options. Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ XNET) opened at $23.98 on Friday. Xunlei Limited has a 12-month low of $3.11 and a 12-month high of $24.29. A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on XNET shares. BidaskClub raised Xunlei Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August... 
 

Barracuda Networks Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (CUDA)

Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders acquired 1,151 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,193% compared to the average volume of 89 call options. In related news, CFO Dustin Driggs sold 1,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.03, for a total value of $30,037.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 103,093 shares... 
 

Traders Buy Large Volume of Cavium Put Options (CAVM)

Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAVM) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 3,774 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,020% compared to the typical volume of 337 put options. Cavium (CAVM) opened at $88.60 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $6,130.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 77.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.03 and a beta of 1.27. Cavium has a 1-year low of $53.76 and a 1-year high of $88.84. The company has a quick ratio of 2.27, a current ratio... 
 

Maxwell Technologies Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MXWL)

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 3,667 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 916% compared to the typical volume of 361 put options. In related news, Director Jorg Buchheim acquired 250,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of $5.18 per share, with a total value of $1,295,000.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 328,180 shares in the... 
 

Urban Outfitters Target of Unusually High Options Trading (URBN)

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 17,637 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,358% compared to the average daily volume of 510 put options. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of URBN. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans purchased a new stake in shares of Urban Outfitters during the 1st quarter worth $396,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Urban Outfitters... 
 

HD Supply Holdings Target of Unusually High Options Trading (HDS)

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors acquired 6,637 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 856% compared to the typical daily volume of 694 call options. HD Supply Holdings (NASDAQ HDS) opened at $35.20 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 2.04, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.57. HD Supply Holdings has a fifty-two week low of $28.97 and a fifty-two week high of $44.73. The stock has a market cap of $6,512.08, a P/E ratio of 13.74, a... 
 

Callon Petroleum Target of Unusually High Options Trading (CPE)

Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 15,367 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,551% compared to the average volume of 931 call options. A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on CPE shares. Mizuho raised Callon Petroleum from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday. BMO Capital Markets set a $15.00 price objective on Callon Petroleum and gave the company a “buy”... 
 

Enerplus Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (ERF)

Enerplus Co. (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Traders acquired 788 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average daily volume of 0 put options. Enerplus (NYSE ERF) opened at $8.92 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $2,160.00, a P/E ratio of 14.00 and a beta of 1.40. Enerplus has a 12 month low of $6.52 and a 12 month high of $10.33. The company has a quick ratio of 2.04, a current ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Progressive Corporation (The) (PGR)

Progressive Corporation (The) (NYSE:PGR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Friday. Traders acquired 5,138 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 put options. In other Progressive Corporation (The) news, insider Jeffrey W. Basch sold 9,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.23, for a total value of $434,070.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly... 
 

ILG Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ILG)

ILG Inc. (NASDAQ:ILG) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Investors acquired 10,905 call options on the company. This represents an increase of Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 call options. A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on ILG. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. raised their price objective on shares of ILG from $29.00 to $32.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ILG from a “hold”... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Prologis (PLD)

Prologis, Inc. (NYSE:PLD) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 2,076 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 call options. Prologis (NYSE PLD) opened at $66.44 on Tuesday. Prologis has a 52 week low of $46.33 and a 52 week high of $67.25. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. The firm has a market cap of $35,520.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.93, a PEG... 
 

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (JCP) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 148,286,967 shares, a decline of 2.5% from the October 13th total of 152,105,688 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 19,726,191 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.5 days. Currently, 51.3% of the company’s stock are sold short. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in... 
 

Gardner Denver Holdings Sees Unusually High Options Volume (GDI)

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GDI) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 757 put options on the company. This represents an increase of Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 put options. Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Sterling Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Gardner Denver Holdings in the 3rd quarter worth about $2,038,000. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA increased its holdings in shares of Gardner Denver... 
 

Under Armour, Inc. (UA) Short Interest Update

Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 32,527,961 shares, a decrease of 13.6% from the October 13th total of 37,648,765 shares. Currently, 17.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 7,386,754 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.4 days. Shares of Under Armour (NYSE UA) opened at $12.07 on Tuesday. Under Armour has a one year low of $10.36 and a one year high of $29.53.... 
 

Resource Capital Corp. (RSO) Short Interest Up 195.4% in October

Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE:RSO) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,920,847 shares, an increase of 195.4% from the October 13th total of 988,902 shares. Approximately 10.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 526,178 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.6 days. In other news, Director William B. Hart acquired 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday,... 
 

Callon Petroleum Company (CPE) Short Interest Update

Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 42,007,896 shares, a decline of 8.6% from the October 13th total of 45,950,314 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,274,095 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 12.8 days. Currently, 21.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Zions Bancorporation bought a new stake in Callon Petroleum in... 
 

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Wendy’s Company (The) (WEN)

Wendy’s Company (The) (NASDAQ:WEN) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 9,652 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 call options. In other Wendy’s Company (The) news, insider E.J. Wunsch sold 3,548 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.43, for a total value of $54,745.64. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can... 
 

Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (FTAI)

Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (NYSE:FTAI) was the target of unusually large options trading on Friday. Stock traders purchased 878 call options on the company. This is an increase of Infinity compared to the typical volume of 0 call options. A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded... 
 

Post Holdings Target of Unusually High Options Trading (POST)

Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) saw unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Traders acquired 7,247 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 call options. Shares of Post Holdings (NYSE POST) opened at $80.95 on Monday. Post Holdings has a 52 week low of $69.10 and a 52 week high of $89.04. The company has a market capitalization of $5,352.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.20 and a beta of 0.11. The company has a quick ratio of 2.90, a current ratio of 3.71 and a debt-to-equity... 
 

Constellium N.V. Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (CSTM)

Constellium N.V. (NYSE:CSTM) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders bought 4,601 call options on the stock. This is an increase of Infinity compared to the average daily volume of 0 call options. Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of CSTM. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its holdings in shares of Constellium N.V. by 94.0% in the 3rd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 44,920 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $460,000 after acquiring an additional... 
 

Traders Buy High Volume of La Jolla Pharmaceutical Put Options (LJPC)

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ:LJPC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Friday. Traders bought 1,676 put options on the stock. This is an increase of Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 put options. Shares of La Jolla Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:LJPC) opened at $33.81 on Monday. La Jolla Pharmaceutical has a 1-year low of $16.41 and a 1-year high of $39.28. La Jolla Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:LJPC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.19) EPS... 
 

Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Harris Corporation (HRS)

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors acquired 3,327 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 call options. In related news, SVP Scott T. Mikuen sold 4,387 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.70, for a total value of $533,897.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available... 
 

Investors Buy Large Volume of Floor & Decor Holdings Put Options (FND)

Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:FND) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,094 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average daily volume of 0 put options. Floor & Decor Holdings (NYSE FND) opened at $38.45 on Monday. Floor & Decor Holdings has a 1-year low of $29.37 and a 1-year high of $46.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 0.18 and a current ratio of 1.33. Floor & Decor Holdings... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Costco Wholesale Corporation Put Options (COST)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 6,031 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 231% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,822 put options. Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) opened at $170.98 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The firm has a market capitalization of $74,720.00, a PE ratio of 29.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.73 and a beta of... 
 

Short Interest in Pfizer, Inc. (PFE) Declines By 11.9%

Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE) saw a significant decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 51,408,403 shares, a decline of 11.9% from the October 13th total of 58,325,639 shares. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 17,276,742 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.0 days. In related news, insider Alexander R. Mackenzie sold 7,350 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The shares... 
 

Sprint Corporation (S) Short Interest Down 5.8% in October

Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 95,708,141 shares, a drop of 5.8% from the October 13th total of 101,637,319 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 17,528,201 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.5 days. Currently, 14.6% of the company’s stock are short sold. In other Sprint Corporation news, major shareholder Group Corp Softbank purchased 2,633,814 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS)

Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 6,691 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the typical volume of 0 put options. A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of VIPS. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Vipshop Holdings Limited by 4.4% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,174,752 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $29,011,000 after purchasing... 
 

Short Interest in Kellogg Company (K) Increases By 12.6%

Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) was the target of a large growth in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 28,074,005 shares, a growth of 12.6% from the October 13th total of 24,922,082 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,958,213 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 7.1 days. Approximately 8.2% of the company’s stock are short sold. In other news, Director Donald R. Knauss sold 6,846 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price... 
 

Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 30,122,919 shares, a growth of 14.4% from the October 13th total of 26,339,028 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,409,929 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.8 days. Currently, 18.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Vantiv (VNTV) opened at $69.99 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $12,441.28, a PE ratio of 23.49, a P/E/G ratio of 1.56 and a beta... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF Call Options (GDX)

VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 15,908 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 141% compared to the typical volume of 6,601 call options. VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) opened at $22.79 on Monday. VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF has a 52 week low of $18.58 and a 52 week high of $25.71. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Oppenheimer Asset Management... 
 

Investors Buy High Volume of Pepsico Call Options (PEP)

Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 1,176 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 536% compared to the average daily volume of 185 call options. In related news, insider Ramon Laguarta sold 21,449 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.51, for a total transaction of $2,370,328.99. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.26% of the... 
 

Short Interest in Owens Corning Inc (OC) Rises By 48.5%

Owens Corning Inc (NYSE:OC) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,737,988 shares, a growth of 48.5% from the October 13th total of 2,517,160 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,436,187 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 3.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Owens Corning (OC) opened at $85.63 on Friday. Owens Corning has a fifty-two week low of $50.77 and a fifty-two week high of $85.76. The... 
 

HRG Group, Inc. (HRG) Short Interest Up 43.6% in October

HRG Group, Inc. (NYSE:HRG) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,688,307 shares, an increase of 43.6% from the October 13th total of 1,872,011 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 942,819 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.9 days. Currently, 1.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Shares of HRG Group (NYSE:HRG) opened at $16.08 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.18, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of... 
 

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) Short Interest Down 8.3% in October

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 39,058,148 shares, a decline of 8.3% from the October 13th total of 42,599,044 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 14,592,090 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.7 days. Currently, 14.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF) opened at $6.13 on Friday. Cliffs Natural Resources has a twelve month low of $5.56... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT)

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 2,325 put options on the company. This is an increase of Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 put options. Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) opened at $74.11 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.53. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a 1 year low of $49.97 and a 1 year high of $74.44. The firm has a market capitalization of $23,711.57, a price-to-earnings... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on CIT Group Inc (DEL) (CIT)

CIT Group Inc (DEL) (NYSE:CIT) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,298 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average daily volume of 0 put options. A number of brokerages have issued reports on CIT. ValuEngine raised CIT Group Inc (DEL) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on CIT Group Inc (DEL) from $31.00 to $48.60 and gave the stock... 
 

Hess Corporation (HES) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) saw a significant growth in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 33,395,712 shares, a growth of 16.6% from the October 13th total of 28,635,466 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,237,504 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.4 days. Currently, 11.8% of the company’s stock are sold short. In other news, insider Brian D. Truelove sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average... 
 

Short Interest in CBS Corporation (CBS) Expands By 59.7%

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,772,066 shares, an increase of 59.7% from the October 13th total of 12,382,718 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,176,277 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.7 days. Currently, 5.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. CBS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised CBS Corporation from a “hold” rating... 
 

Ross Stores Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (ROST)

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 2,944 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 call options. Ross Stores (ROST) opened at $72.25 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 1.64. Ross Stores has a fifty-two week low of $52.85 and a fifty-two week high of $73.94. The company has a market cap of $25,330.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.28,... 
 

Imperva Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (IMPV)

Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 521 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 put options. Imperva (NASDAQ IMPV) opened at $40.20 on Friday. Imperva has a 52-week low of $35.45 and a 52-week high of $52.40. Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The software maker reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.11.... 
 

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNAT) Short Interest Down 30.6% in October

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CNAT) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,461,190 shares, a decline of 30.6% from the October 13th total of 2,104,172 shares. Currently, 5.7% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 337,296 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.3 days. Shares of Conatus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ CNAT) opened at $4.22 on Friday. Conatus Pharmaceuticals has a 12... 
 

Short Interest in Icon Plc (ICLR) Declines By 34.9%

Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 812,161 shares, a drop of 34.9% from the October 13th total of 1,247,526 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 334,705 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.4 days. Currently, 1.5% of the company’s stock are sold short. Several brokerages have recently commented on ICLR. KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $125.00 price target (up previously... 
 

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Ryder System (R)

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors purchased 7,249 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average daily volume of 0 call options. In other news, CMO Karen M. Jones sold 4,790 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.78, for a total transaction of $391,726.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through... 
 

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (SHW)

Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (NYSE:SHW) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 1,636 call options on the company. This represents an increase of Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 call options. SHW has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $375.00 target price on shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sherwin-Williams Company... 
 

Unisys Corporation Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (UIS)

Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 1,502 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately Infinity compared to the average volume of 0 put options. UIS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $15.00 price objective on Unisys Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub lowered Unisys Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell”... 
 
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