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Synopsys Target of Unusually High Options Trading (SNPS)

Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 969 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,515% compared to the average volume of 60 call options. In other Synopsys news, Chairman Geus Aart De sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.34, for a total transaction of $4,467,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 23,757... 
 

KAR Auction Services Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (KAR)

KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 3,617 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,264% compared to the typical volume of 153 put options. KAR Auction Services stock opened at $46.73 on Thursday. KAR Auction Services has a 1-year low of $43.32 and a 1-year high of $64.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70, a current ratio of 1.32 and a quick ratio of 1.32. The company has a market capitalization of $7.25 billion, a PE ratio of 15.79,... 
 

Investors Buy High Volume of Put Options on Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 4,561 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,123% compared to the typical volume of 373 put options. A number of brokerages have weighed in on FITB. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Fifth Third Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Fifth Third Bancorp from a “hold” rating... 
 

Investors Buy High Volume of Put Options on TherapeuticsMD (TXMD)

TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ:TXMD) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 3,662 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,573% compared to the typical daily volume of 137 put options. In related news, CEO Robert G. Finizio sold 184,910 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.66, for a total transaction of $676,770.60. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 18,458,559... 
 

Investors Buy High Volume of TopBuild Call Options (BLD)

TopBuild Corp (NYSE:BLD) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 701 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,068% compared to the average daily volume of 60 call options. BLD has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut TopBuild from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. SunTrust Banks cut TopBuild from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research... 
 

Magnachip Semiconductor Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MX)

Magnachip Semiconductor Corp (NYSE:MX) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,865 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 991% compared to the typical volume of 171 call options. In related news, major shareholder Brigade Capital Management, Lp acquired 16,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.15 per share, for a total transaction of $98,400.00. The transaction was disclosed... 
 

Aramark Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ARMK)

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) saw some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 1,220 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,643% compared to the typical volume of 70 call options. Shares of NYSE ARMK opened at $32.60 on Wednesday. Aramark has a 12-month low of $27.37 and a 12-month high of $43.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.38, a P/E/G ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 1.04. Aramark... 
 

Investors Buy Large Volume of NutriSystem Put Options (NTRI)

NutriSystem Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 1,538 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,924% compared to the typical daily volume of 76 put options. NTRI opened at $43.26 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.07, a P/E/G ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.48. NutriSystem has a twelve month low of $26.06 and a twelve month high of $45.25. NutriSystem declared that its board has authorized... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Uniti Group Put Options (UNIT)

Uniti Group Inc (NASDAQ:UNIT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 14,424 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 930% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,401 put options. Shares of NASDAQ:UNIT opened at $12.51 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $3.58 billion, a PE ratio of 4.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 1.28. Uniti Group has a 1 year low of $10.71 and a 1 year high of $23.42. Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on AngloGold Ashanti (AU)

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 14,500 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,630% compared to the average daily volume of 838 call options. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of AU. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in AngloGold Ashanti by 21.5% during the 4th quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 837,300 shares of the mining company’s stock... 
 

W&T Offshore Sees Unusually High Options Volume (WTI)

W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 3,042 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,205% compared to the average daily volume of 132 put options. Several brokerages recently commented on WTI. Zacks Investment Research cut W&T Offshore from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 12th. ValuEngine cut W&T Offshore from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating... 
 

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Hologic Put Options (HOLX)

Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 2,337 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 934% compared to the average volume of 226 put options. Several analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Hologic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 15th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Hologic from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 15th. BTIG Research restated... 
 

McDermott International Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MDR)

McDermott International Inc (NYSE:MDR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 25,563 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,988% compared to the average volume of 1,224 put options. In related news, SVP Tareq Kawash bought 26,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $7.90 per share, with a total value of $205,400.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns... 
 

Herc Holdings Inc. (HRI) Short Interest Update

Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRI) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 528,557 shares, a drop of 34.6% from the January 15th total of 808,442 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 258,405 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.9% of the company’s shares are sold short. HRI stock opened at $41.06 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.22, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.14. Herc... 
 

iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT) Short Interest Down 33.4% in January

iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWT) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,974,308 shares, a drop of 33.4% from the January 15th total of 2,962,949 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,445,156 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.3 days. A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. CWM LLC lifted its stake in shares of iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF by 709.0% during the fourth quarter.... 
 

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

Invesco BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSCJ) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during 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 daily trading volume, of 487,491 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.4 days. NYSEARCA BSCJ opened at $21.09 on Friday. Invesco BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF has a 52-week low of $19.82 and a 52-week high of $21.15. The business... 
 

Nautilus, Inc. (NLS) Short Interest Update

Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,817,413 shares, a decrease of 47.9% from the January 15th total of 3,486,831 shares. Approximately 6.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,107,024 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.6 days. In other Nautilus news, Director Anne Saunders sold 4,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 30th.... 
 

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (MFG) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:MFG) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,729,238 shares, an increase of 56.4% from the January 15th total of 1,105,687 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 560,509 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.1 days. Several research firms recently issued reports on MFG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Mizuho Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research... 
 

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 increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 955,833 shares, an increase of 90.6% from the January 15th total of 501,460 shares. Currently, 0.5% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 823,479 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.2 days. Shares of JPS opened at $8.79 on Friday. Nuveen Preferred & Income Securities Fnd has a fifty-two week... 
 

CGI Inc (GIB) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

CGI Inc (NYSE:GIB) (TSE:GIB.A) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,186,675 shares, a decrease of 36.1% from the January 15th total of 1,857,474 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 188,441 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.3 days. Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Cigna Investments Inc. New increased its holdings in shares of CGI by 6.7% in the 4th quarter. Cigna Investments Inc. New now owns 3,617... 
 

Short Interest in Colony Credit Real Estate Inc (CLNC) Increases By 88.1%

Colony Credit Real Estate Inc (NYSE:CLNC) was the target of a large increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,338,908 shares, an increase of 88.1% from the January 15th total of 1,243,196 shares. Approximately 6.1% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 236,892 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.9 days. A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Bank of Montreal Can increased its holdings... 
 

RPM International Inc. (RPM) Short Interest Update

RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) was the target of a large growth in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,261,558 shares, a growth of 41.9% from the January 15th total of 2,298,296 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 899,325 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 2.5% of the company’s stock are short sold. Shares of NYSE:RPM opened at $58.04 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.83, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25. RPM... 
 

Embraer SA (ERJ) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in 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 trading volume, of 1,157,542 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.3 days. ERJ stock opened at $20.80 on Friday. Embraer has a fifty-two week low of $17.99 and a fifty-two week high of $28.55. The company has a current ratio of 2.13, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a... 
 

Crh Plc (CRH) Short Interest Update

Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,644,955 shares, an increase of 55.5% from the January 15th total of 1,057,532 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 662,099 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days. NYSE:CRH opened at $30.51 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.35. CRH has a one year low of $24.62 and a one year high of $38.46.... 
 

Apartment Investment and Management Co (AIV) Short Interest Update

Apartment Investment and Management Co (NYSE:AIV) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,039,045 shares, a growth of 41.0% from the January 15th total of 2,154,982 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,247,083 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days. Approximately 2.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Shares of AIV opened at $49.61 on Friday. Apartment Investment and Management has a fifty-two week low of $37.97 and... 
 

Global X MLP ETF (MLPA) Short Interest Update

Global X MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:MLPA) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 704,591 shares, a drop 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 ratio is currently 0.7 days. Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Park Avenue Securities LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Global X MLP ETF by 46.3% during the third quarter. Park Avenue... 
 

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

Peabody Energy Co. (NYSE:BTU) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,331,664 shares, a drop of 55.6% from the January 15th total of 5,254,536 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 729,550 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.2 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. A number of brokerages recently commented on BTU. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Peabody Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy”... 
 

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) Short Interest Down 39.4% in January

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 533,214 shares, a decline of 39.4% from the January 15th total of 880,302 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,250,163 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.4 days. Shares of NYSEARCA:VIG opened at $108.43 on Friday. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF has a 12-month low of $91.68 and a 12-month high of $112.61. A number of hedge funds and other institutional... 
 

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

Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA) (TSE:MG) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,213,830 shares, a decrease of 33.5% from the January 15th total of 3,329,913 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,069,298 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. MGA opened at $52.00 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The firm has a market capitalization... 
 

Invitation Homes Inc (INVH) Short Interest Update

Invitation Homes Inc (NYSE:INVH) saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 18,653,614 shares, a decrease of 15.9% from the January 15th total of 22,182,011 shares. Approximately 6.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 3,368,428 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.5 days. Invitation Homes stock opened at $23.52 on Friday. Invitation Homes has a 12 month low of $19.21 and a 12 month high of $23.97. The company... 
 

Short Interest in PPL Corp (PPL) Drops By 9.1%

PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 42,703,513 shares, a decrease of 9.1% from the January 15th total of 46,971,876 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,520,732 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.4 days. Currently, 5.9% of the company’s stock are short sold. Shares of PPL stock opened at $30.46 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of... 
 

DXC Technology Sees Unusually High Options Volume (DXC)

DXC Technology Co (NYSE:DXC) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 39,670 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 12,144% compared to the typical daily volume of 324 call options. Shares of DXC stock opened at $65.46 on Friday. DXC Technology has a 12 month low of $49.19 and a 12 month high of $107.85. The company has a market cap of $18.03 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.53. The company has a debt-to-equity... 
 

TreeHouse Foods Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (THS)

TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE:THS) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 8,708 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,444% compared to the typical volume of 564 call options. A number of research firms have commented on THS. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on TreeHouse Foods to $55.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research reissued a “sell” rating on shares of TreeHouse Foods in a report on Friday,... 
 

Arconic Inc (ARNC) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Arconic Inc (NYSE:ARNC) was the target of a large increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 16,615,890 shares, an increase of 19.2% from the January 15th total of 13,940,074 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 9,592,047 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.7 days. Currently, 3.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ARNC. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in shares... 
 

Short Interest in iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) Declines By 41.4%

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:IEMG) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 11,140,637 shares, a drop of 41.4% from the January 15th total of 19,015,424 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 22,737,343 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.5 days. Shares of IEMG opened at $50.64 on Friday. iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF has a 12-month low of $45.35 and a 12-month high of $60.44. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds... 
 

Essendant Inc (ESND) Short Interest Down 32.0% in January

Essendant Inc (NASDAQ:ESND) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 366,198 shares, a decline of 32.0% from the January 15th total of 538,742 shares. Currently, 2.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 224,613 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.6 days. A number of analysts have issued reports on ESND shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Essendant from a “hold” rating to a “sell”... 
 

Wildhorse Resource Development Corp (WRD) Short Interest Up 48.7% in January

Wildhorse Resource Development Corp (NYSE:WRD) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,792,897 shares, an increase of 48.7% from the January 15th total of 5,914,702 shares. Approximately 8.7% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 2,529,196 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.5 days. Shares of WRD opened at $16.97 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1.73 billion, a price-to-earnings... 
 

Investors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Cimarex Energy (XEC)

Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 1,450 put options on the company. This is an increase of 2,585% compared to the average volume of 54 put options. A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on XEC. Imperial Capital reissued an “in-line” rating on shares of Cimarex Energy in a report on Tuesday, November 20th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $117.00 price objective on shares of Cimarex Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Acacia Communications Put Options (ACIA)

Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 2,154 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,496% compared to the average volume of 135 put options. In related news, CEO Murugesan Shanmugaraj sold 4,132 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.34, for a total transaction of $174,948.88. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible... 
 

Sierra Wireless Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (SWIR)

Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSE:SW) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 2,675 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,630% compared to the typical daily volume of 98 call options. A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SWIR. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in shares of Sierra Wireless by 80.2% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,437,397 shares of the communications equipment provider’s... 
 

Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Gray Television (GTN)

Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,097 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,206% compared to the typical daily volume of 84 call options. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of GTN. Millennium Management LLC purchased a new stake in Gray Television in the 2nd quarter valued at about $2,790,000. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in Gray Television... 
 

Diamond Offshore Drilling Target of Unusually High Options Trading (DO)

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc (NYSE:DO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 14,331 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 5,896% compared to the typical daily volume of 239 put options. Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Texas Permanent School Fund increased its holdings in shares of Diamond Offshore Drilling by 4.0% during the fourth quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 42,270 shares of the offshore drilling services... 
 

Traders Buy High Volume of Sierra Wireless Put Options (SWIR)

Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSE:SW) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 1,118 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,215% compared to the typical daily volume of 85 put options. Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of SWIR. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of Sierra Wireless by 80.2% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,437,397 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Altra Industrial Motion (AIMC)

Altra Industrial Motion Corp (NASDAQ:AIMC) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 1,314 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,953% compared to the average daily volume of 64 call options. Shares of AIMC opened at $30.89 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 2.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. Altra Industrial Motion has a 12-month low of $23.52 and a 12-month high of $48.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.01 billion, a P/E... 
 

PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund (HYS) Short Interest Update

PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSEARCA:HYS) was the target of a large decline in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 49,199 shares, a decline of 92.2% from the January 15th total of 630,421 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 176,075 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.3 days. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. OLD Mission Capital LLC lifted its stake in shares... 
 

Delphi Technologies Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (DLPH)

Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE:DLPH) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 6,095 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,770% compared to the average daily volume of 326 put options. Several research firms have recently weighed in on DLPH. Seaport Global Securities began coverage on shares of Delphi Technologies in a report on Wednesday. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Morgan Stanley set a $19.00 price target on shares of Delphi Technologies... 
 

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS) Short Interest Down 11.5% in January

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 35,685,544 shares, a decrease of 11.5% from the January 15th total of 40,326,309 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 9,494,806 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.8 days. Approximately 13.1% of the shares of the company are sold short. In other news, insider Taylor L. Reid sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 19th. The shares were sold... 
 

Crescent Point Energy Corp (CPG) Short Interest Update

Crescent Point Energy Corp (NYSE:CPG) (TSE:CPG) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,062,646 shares, a drop of 68.7% from the January 15th total of 9,793,728 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,292,955 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days. CPG stock opened at $2.79 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. The firm has a market cap of $1.50 billion, a price-to-earnings... 
 

Short Interest in Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG) Decreases By 90.2%

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,276,153 shares, a decrease of 90.2% from the January 15th total of 33,529,899 shares. Currently, 7.8% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 898,031 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days. Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors... 
 

Short Interest in X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (ASHR) Grows By 91.2%

X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (NYSEARCA:ASHR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,967,221 shares, an increase of 91.2% from the January 15th total of 2,597,495 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,234,787 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days. X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund stock opened at $25.18 on Friday. X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund has a 52-week low of $21.51... 
 
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