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Praxair Target of Unusually High Options Trading (PX)

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 30,186 call options on the company. This is an increase of 319% compared to the typical volume of 7,209 call options. Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PX. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its stake in Praxair by 16.5% in the first quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 847 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 120 shares in the last quarter.... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 123,876 call options on the company. This is an increase of 547% compared to the average daily volume of 19,134 call options. Shares of AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE AKS) opened at 6.65 on Friday. AK Steel Holding Corporation has a 12 month low of $3.87 and a 12 month high of $11.39. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $5.95 and a 200-day moving average price of $7.89. The company has a market capitalization... 
 

Express Scripts Holding Company Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ESRX)

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 24,356 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 837% compared to the typical volume of 2,599 call options. Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group LLC set a $88.00 target price on Express Scripts Holding Company and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, March 18th. BidaskClub upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company from a “sell”... 
 

Traders Purchase High Volume of Amgen Put Options (AMGN)

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 1,115 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 182% compared to the typical volume of 396 put options. A number of research analysts have issued reports on AMGN shares. Jefferies Group LLC downgraded Amgen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $194.00 to $180.00 in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Vetr raised Amgen from a “buy”... 
 

Pfizer Sees Unusually High Options Volume (PFE)

Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 760 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 125% compared to the average daily volume of 338 put options. Shares of Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) opened at 34.17 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $203.92 billion, a PE ratio of 28.76 and a beta of 1.02. Pfizer has a 1-year low of $29.83 and a 1-year high of $37.39. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $32.70 and its 200-day moving average is $33.07. Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)... 
 

CBOE Volatility Index Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (VIX)

CBOE Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 293,711 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 137% compared to the average daily volume of 123,805 put options. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “[[title]]” was reported by [[site]] and is the sole property of of [[site]]. If you are viewing this news story on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US & international copyright and trademark legislation. The legal... 
 

Best Buy Co. Sees Unusually High Options Volume (BBY)

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 40,932 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 474% compared to the average volume of 7,131 put options. In related news, insider Shari L. Ballard sold 189,746 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.57, for a total transaction of $9,215,963.22. Following the sale, the insider now owns 161,364 shares in the company,... 
 

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF Sees Unusually High Options Volume (GDX)

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 12,976 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 126% compared to the typical volume of 5,745 call options. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) opened at 22.74 on Friday. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF has a 52-week low of $18.58 and a 52-week high of $31.79. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $22.51 and a 200 day moving average price of $22.66. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was originally posted by [[site]]... 
 

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Walgreens Boots Alliance Put Options (WBA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 574 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 280% compared to the average daily volume of 151 put options. Several equities research analysts have recently commented on WBA shares. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 target price on shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set... 
 

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (COG)

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 7,073 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 600% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,010 put options. Several research firms have recently issued reports on COG. Bank of America Corporation upgraded shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $25.00 to... 
 

Portola Pharmaceuticals Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (PTLA)

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 14,354 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,527% compared to the typical daily volume of 882 put options. A number of analysts recently weighed in on PTLA shares. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $46.00 target price on shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Citigroup Inc. set a $51.00 target price on shares of Portola... 
 

ProShares Trust II Target of Unusually High Options Trading (SVXY)

ProShares Trust II (NYSEARCA:SVXY) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 19,890 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 101% compared to the average daily volume of 9,891 call options. ProShares Trust II (SVXY) opened at 164.43 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $153.02 and its 200-day moving average is $128.63. ProShares Trust II has a 12 month low of $39.43 and a 12 month high of $164.87. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This news story was reported by [[site]]... 
 

Altaba Inc (AABA) Short Interest Update

Altaba Inc (NASDAQ:AABA) saw a large increase in short interest in May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 66,412,685 shares, an increase of 4.2% from the May 15th total of 63,706,005 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 11,907,486 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.6 days. Approximately 7.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Several brokerages recently issued reports on AABA. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Altaba from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a... 
 

Twitter Target of Unusually High Options Trading (TWTR)

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 2,496 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 175% compared to the typical volume of 907 put options. Shares of Twitter (NYSE TWTR) opened at 18.50 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $18.01 and a 200 day moving average price of $16.74. Twitter has a 52 week low of $14.12 and a 52 week high of $25.25. The stock’s market capitalization is $13.42 billion. Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)... 
 

Halliburton Company Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (HAL)

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 1,568 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 125% compared to the typical volume of 697 call options. Several research firms have recently commented on HAL. Seaport Global Securities downgraded Halliburton Company from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $63.00 to $43.00 in a report on Wednesday. HSBC Holdings plc reiterated... 
 

Constellation Brands Sees Unusually High Options Volume (STZ)

Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Traders acquired 13,769 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,241% compared to the typical volume of 1,027 put options. In related news, VP Thomas J. Mullin sold 39,854 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $169.55, for a total transaction of $6,757,245.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 48,900... 
 

Walt Disney Company (The) Sees Unusually High Options Volume (DIS)

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) saw some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Investors acquired 2,487 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 131% compared to the typical volume of 1,075 call options. Walt Disney Company (DIS) traded down 0.062% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $104.155. 3,579,202 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $107.92 and a 200-day moving average price of $109.25. The company has a market cap of $162.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.164... 
 

Rio Tinto PLC Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (RIO)

Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 11,458 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 248% compared to the average volume of 3,295 put options. Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO) opened at 38.71 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $40.15 and its 200-day moving average price is $41.10. The company has a market capitalization of $69.64 billion, a PE ratio of 15.16 and a beta of 1.01. Rio Tinto PLC has a 52 week low of $27.74 and a 52 week high... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Morgan Stanley Call Options (MS)

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 2,336 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 150% compared to the average daily volume of 936 call options. Morgan Stanley (MS) opened at 44.61 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $82.52 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.23 and a beta of 1.65. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $43.24 and its 200-day moving average is $43.58. Morgan Stanley has a 12 month low of $23.11 and a 12 month high of $47.33. Morgan Stanley... 
 

Nike Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NKE)

Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) saw unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Investors acquired 42,759 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 374% compared to the average daily volume of 9,024 put options. Shares of Nike (NYSE NKE) opened at 52.40 on Friday. Nike has a 52-week low of $49.01 and a 52-week high of $60.33. The stock has a market capitalization of $86.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.86 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a 50-day moving average of $53.14 and a 200-day moving average of $54.21. Nike... 
 

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE:DIA) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 3,723 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 202% compared to the typical volume of 1,231 put options. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE DIA) opened at 213.73 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $210.67 and a 200-day moving average price of $205.18. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF has a one year low of $170.37 and a one year high of $215.07. The... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Hess Corp. Put Options (HES)

Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Traders bought 23,569 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 569% compared to the average volume of 3,521 put options. Several research analysts have commented on HES shares. Scotiabank set a $52.00 price target on shares of Hess Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 27th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded shares of Hess Corp. from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy”... 
 

Oracle Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (ORCL)

Oracle Co. (NYSE:ORCL) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Investors acquired 1,776 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 177% compared to the typical volume of 641 put options. Oracle (NYSE ORCL) opened at 50.30 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $206.97 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.79 and a beta of 1.13. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $45.18 and a 200-day moving average of $42.67. Oracle has a one year low of $37.62 and a one year high of $51.85. Oracle... 
 

Phlx Gold And Silver Sector Index Sees Unusually High Options Volume (XAU)

Phlx Gold And Silver Sector Index (NYSE:XAU) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders purchased 15,002 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,122% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,228 put options. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This story was first posted by [[site]] and is the property of of [[site]]. If you are reading this story on another site, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and international trademark & copyright legislation. The original version... 
 

Wal-Mart Stores Sees Unusually High Options Volume (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) saw some unusual options trading on Friday. Stock traders acquired 9,731 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 278% compared to the typical volume of 2,572 call options. In other news, Director S Robson Walton sold 3,000,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.25, for a total value of $237,750,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 3,344,956 shares of the company’s... 
 

Target Corporation Sees Unusually High Options Volume (TGT)

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) saw unusually large options trading on Friday. Traders acquired 4,936 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 262% compared to the average daily volume of 1,363 call options. Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) opened at 50.63 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $27.93 billion, a PE ratio of 10.38 and a beta of 0.58. Target Corporation has a 52-week low of $48.56 and a 52-week high of $79.33. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $55.56 and its 200-day... 
 

Investors Buy High Volume of Call Options on iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund (IBB)

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund (NASDAQ:IBB) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 19,755 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 454% compared to the average volume of 3,569 call options. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Morgan Stanley increased its position in shares of iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund by 16.3% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,774,505 shares of the... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Whole Foods Market Put Options (WFM)

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) saw some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Stock traders bought 22,023 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 749% compared to the typical volume of 2,595 put options. A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on WFM shares. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research report on Monday, April 10th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on... 
 

Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (JNUG)

Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NYSE:JNUG) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 1,065 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 109% compared to the average daily volume of 510 call options. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “[[title]]” was published by [[site]] and is the property of of [[site]]. If you are viewing this story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States and international copyright law. The original version of this story can... 
 

Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Micron Technology (MU)

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 40,856 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 103% compared to the average volume of 20,122 put options. MU has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Micron Technology in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Vetr cut shares of Micron Technology from a “strong-buy” rating to... 
 

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (HRZN) Short Interest Down 10.4% in May

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) saw a large decline in short interest in May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 333,168 shares, a decline of 10.4% from the May 15th total of 371,771 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 38,940 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.6 days. In related news, Director Joseph J. Savage purchased 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $11.27 per share, with a total... 
 

ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc (MLNK) Short Interest Up 11.4% in May

ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ:MLNK) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 668,260 shares, a growth of 11.4% from the May 15th total of 599,759 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 47,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 14.0 days. Shares of ModusLink Global Solutions (NASDAQ:MLNK) opened at 1.58 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $1.60 and its 200 day moving average is $1.64. The company’s market cap is $87.30... 
 

PayPal Holdings Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (PYPL)

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders acquired 5,754 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 123% compared to the typical daily volume of 2,578 put options. Several research firms have weighed in on PYPL. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their target price on PayPal Holdings from $50.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Monness Crespi & Hardt lifted their price target on PayPal Holdings from $50.00... 
 

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of ServiceNow Put Options (NOW)

ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 9,103 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 562% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,376 put options. In related news, CRO David Schneider sold 2,243 shares of ServiceNow stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.04, for a total transaction of $217,660.72. Following the sale, the executive now directly owns 47,654 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of 58.com Put Options (WUBA)

58.com Inc. (NYSE:WUBA) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 44,068 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 984% compared to the typical volume of 4,066 put options. Shares of 58.com (NYSE WUBA) opened at 42.28 on Thursday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $42.76 and a 200-day moving average of $35.83. The stock’s market capitalization is $6.14 billion. 58.com has a 52 week low of $27.58 and a 52 week high of $55.28. 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) last posted its quarterly earnings... 
 

Wal-Mart Stores Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 2,571 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 166% compared to the typical daily volume of 966 put options. WMT has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Wal-Mart Stores from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $76.00 to $88.00 in a research note on Wednesday, February 22nd. Vetr... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE:DIA) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 2,637 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 103% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,300 call options. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE:DIA) opened at 213.89 on Thursday. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF has a 52 week low of $170.37 and a 52 week high of $215.07. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $210.67 and a 200 day moving average of $205.18. The firm also recently... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index Put Options (FXI)

iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (NYSE:FXI) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 11,665 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 809% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,283 put options. iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (NYSE:FXI) opened at 39.48 on Thursday. iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index has a 1-year low of $31.96 and a 1-year high of $40.70. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $39.50 and its 200-day moving average price is $37.99. The business also recently declared... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Corning Call Options (GLW)

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors acquired 20,779 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 404% compared to the typical daily volume of 4,120 call options. A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $29.00 price target (up previously from $26.00) on shares of Corning in a research note on Monday. Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a “sell” rating... 
 

Short Interest in General Motors Company (GM) Decreases By 37.1%

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) (TSE:GMM.U) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 32,475,512 shares, a decline of 37.1% from the May 15th total of 51,655,173 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 16,943,933 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.9 days. Currently, 2.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Shares of General Motors Company (NYSE GM) opened at 34.13 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $51.51 billion, a PE... 
 

Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) Short Interest Up 21.6% in May

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 20,212,245 shares, an increase of 21.6% from the May 15th total of 16,623,837 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,730,278 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.3 days. Approximately 4.4% of the company’s shares are sold short. Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Janney Montgomery Scott assumed coverage on Ally Financial... 
 

Schlumberger N.V. (SLB) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Schlumberger N.V. (NYSE:SLB) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 24,939,245 shares, an increase of 21.9% from the May 15th total of 20,455,526 shares. Approximately 1.8% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,582,720 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.3 days. A number of research firms recently commented on SLB. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their target price on shares of Schlumberger N.V.... 
 

Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Amgen (AMGN)

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 2,287 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 207% compared to the average daily volume of 746 call options. Shares of Amgen (AMGN) traded up 2.59% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $170.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 392,800 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $160.31 and a 200-day moving average of $161.40. Amgen has a 1-year low of $133.64 and a 1-year high of $184.21. The... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI)

The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE:XLI) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 2,118 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 613% compared to the typical daily volume of 297 put options. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) traded down 0.54% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $67.99. 3,156,442 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $67.26 and its 200 day moving average is $65.20. The Industrial Select Sector... 
 

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Procter & Gamble Company (The) Put Options (PG)

Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) saw some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Stock investors purchased 2,769 put options on the company. This is an increase of 275% compared to the typical volume of 738 put options. PG has been the topic of several research reports. B. Riley lowered shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $106.00 to $91.00 in a research report on Monday, March 6th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered... 
 

Traders Buy High Volume of Market Vector Russia ETF Trust Put Options (RSX)

Market Vector Russia ETF Trust (NYSE:RSX) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 12,918 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 746% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,527 put options. Shares of Market Vector Russia ETF Trust (NYSE RSX) opened at 18.45 on Wednesday. Market Vector Russia ETF Trust has a 52-week low of $16.38 and a 52-week high of $22.18. The company has a 50 day moving average of $19.94 and a 200 day moving average of $20.67. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE:... 
 

Rite Aid Corporation Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (RAD)

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Traders purchased 803 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 144% compared to the average volume of 329 put options. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new position in Rite Aid Corporation during the fourth quarter worth about $3,366,000. Bessemer Group Inc. purchased a new position in Rite Aid Corporation during the fourth... 
 

Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NUGT)

Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NYSE:NUGT) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors acquired 33,135 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 192% compared to the average volume of 11,336 call options. Shares of Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NUGT) opened at 29.31 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $33.19 and a 200 day moving average price of $36.68. Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust has a 52 week low of $22.04 and a 52 week high of $143.18. WARNING:... 
 

Nordstrom Target of Unusually High Options Trading (JWN)

Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) was the target of some unusual options trading on Friday. Stock traders bought 3,320 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 679% compared to the typical volume of 426 call options. Nordstrom (NYSE JWN) opened at 46.16 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $44.51 and a 200-day moving average price of $46.15. Nordstrom has a one year low of $35.01 and a one year high of $62.82. The company has a market capitalization of $7.66 billion, a PE ratio of 21.61 and a beta of... 
 

Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR)

iShares US Real Estate ETF (NYSE:IYR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Traders acquired 17,726 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 373% compared to the typical volume of 3,751 call options. iShares US Real Estate ETF (NYSE:IYR) opened at 81.06 on Wednesday. iShares US Real Estate ETF has a 52-week low of $72.11 and a 52-week high of $85.80. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $79.17 and its 200 day moving average is $78.38. WARNING: This piece was first reported by [[site]] and is... 
 
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