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Investors Buy Large Volume of 21st Century Fox Put Options (FOX)

21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors bought 2,099 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,856% compared to the typical volume of 71 put options. FOX opened at $37.45 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 2.05 and a quick ratio of 1.65. 21st Century Fox has a 12 month low of $24.30 and a 12 month high of $38.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $69.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.18 and a beta of 1.26. Several... 
 

Investors Purchase Large Volume of CBRE Group Call Options (CBRE)

CBRE Group (NYSE:CBRE) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 2,542 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,413% compared to the average volume of 168 call options. A number of research analysts have weighed in on CBRE shares. Goldman Sachs started coverage on shares of CBRE Group in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price objective on the stock. Evercore ISI started coverage on shares of CBRE Group in a research report... 
 

Belmond Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (BEL)

Belmond (NYSE:BEL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors acquired 4,025 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 4,372% compared to the typical daily volume of 90 call options. Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in Belmond by 2.5% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 643,570 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,176,000 after purchasing an additional 15,609... 
 

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on International Game Technology (IGT)

International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors acquired 2,940 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 954% compared to the average volume of 279 put options. Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on IGT shares. Jefferies Group started coverage on International Game Technology in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded International Game Technology... 
 

Investors Purchase High Volume of Pure Storage Put Options (PSTG)

Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors purchased 3,230 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,053% compared to the typical volume of 150 put options. Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price target on shares of Pure Storage in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Maxim Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 price target (up... 
 

Uniqure Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (QURE)

Uniqure NV (NASDAQ:QURE) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 992 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,053% compared to the average daily volume of 86 call options. In other Uniqure news, CEO Matthew C. Kapusta sold 39,169 shares of Uniqure stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.72, for a total value of $850,750.68. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 439,764... 
 

Investors Buy Large Volume of Beacon Roofing Supply Call Options (BECN)

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 2,065 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,794% compared to the typical daily volume of 109 call options. Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Swiss National Bank increased its holdings in Beacon Roofing Supply by 2.7% during the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 113,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,250,000 after buying an... 
 

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on J.Jill (JILL)

J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 918 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,511% compared to the average daily volume of 57 call options. J.Jill stock opened at $5.71 on Tuesday. J.Jill has a fifty-two week low of $4.17 and a fifty-two week high of $13.71. The company has a market cap of $245.43 million, a P/E ratio of 7.10, a PEG ratio of 0.54 and a beta of 3.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 0.49 and... 
 

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (BPT)

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 2,445 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,289% compared to the average volume of 176 put options. Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in BPT. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in shares of BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust by 77.1% during the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 8,500 shares of... 
 

Tesaro Target of Unusually High Options Trading (TSRO)

Tesaro (NASDAQ:TSRO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 6,275 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,751% compared to the average volume of 339 call options. TSRO has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Tesaro from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Evercore ISI upgraded Tesaro from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $88.00... 
 

Goldman Sachs MLP (GER) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Goldman Sachs MLP (NYSE:GER) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 308,952 shares, a decline of 43.6% from the April 13th total of 547,367 shares. Currently, 0.4% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 345,981 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.9 days. Shares of Goldman Sachs MLP opened at $6.66 on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. Goldman Sachs MLP has a 1-year low of $5.25 and a 1-year... 
 

Total S.A. (TOT) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,369,894 shares, a decrease of 32.7% from the April 13th total of 2,036,113 shares. Approximately 0.1% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 1,442,607 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.9 days. Total opened at $64.05 on Friday, Marketbeat reports. Total has a 1 year low of $48.15 and a 1 year high of $64.59. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Legacy Reserves (LGCY)

Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 3,042 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,476% compared to the average daily volume of 193 put options. A number of brokerages have weighed in on LGCY. UBS raised shares of Legacy Reserves from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, May 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Legacy Reserves from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating... 
 

The Greenbrier Companies Target of Unusually High Options Trading (GBX)

The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 5,784 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 4,802% compared to the typical volume of 118 call options. Several research analysts recently issued reports on GBX shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded The Greenbrier Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded The Greenbrier Companies from a “buy”... 
 

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on CenturyLink (CTL)

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 79,732 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,317% compared to the average volume of 5,628 call options. Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $27.00 price target on shares of CenturyLink in a report on Wednesday. Macquarie cut CenturyLink from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating... 
 

AngloGold Ashanti Target of Unusually High Options Trading (AU)

AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 13,638 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 4,083% compared to the typical volume of 326 put options. In related news, Director Lotan Holdings Inc. bought 29,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was bought at an average price of $1.05 per share, with a total value of $30,870.00. Insiders have acquired a total of 114,400 shares of company stock valued at $108,620... 
 

Short Interest in iShares MSCI France ETF (EWQ) Decreases By 42.2%

iShares MSCI France ETF (NYSEARCA:EWQ) saw a large decline in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 955,967 shares, a decline of 42.2% from the April 13th total of 1,652,886 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,062,919 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.9 days. Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EWQ. LPL Financial LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares MSCI France ETF by 4,043.3% in the 4th quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 993,269 shares... 
 

FGL Holdings (FG) Short Interest Down 33.3% in April

FGL Holdings (NYSE:FG) saw a large decline in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,275,885 shares, a decline of 33.3% from the April 13th total of 1,914,236 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 683,426 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.9 days. Approximately 0.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in shares... 
 

Kindred Healthcare (KND) Short Interest Down 48.0% in April

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,432,020 shares, a decline of 48.0% from the April 13th total of 4,675,149 shares. Approximately 2.8% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 962,610 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days. A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Water Island Capital LLC acquired a new position... 
 

Spotify (SPOT) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Spotify (NASDAQ:SPOT) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,205,617 shares, a growth of 43.8% from the April 13th total of 1,533,602 shares. Currently, 2.4% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,907,682 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.2 days. Spotify opened at $150.80 on Friday, according to Marketbeat. Spotify has a twelve month low of $135.51 and a twelve month high of $171.23.... 
 

Short Interest in Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3x Shares (DRIP) Grows By 48.3%

Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3x Shares (NYSEARCA:DRIP) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,861,464 shares, a growth of 48.3% from the April 13th total of 1,255,012 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,062,272 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.5 days. A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Flow Traders U.S. LLC acquired a new position in shares... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Loxo Oncology (LOXO)

Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ:LOXO) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 3,252 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,174% compared to the average volume of 143 call options. LOXO opened at $167.53 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $4.20 billion, a P/E ratio of -31.55 and a beta of 2.32. Loxo Oncology has a twelve month low of $138.92 and a twelve month high of $143.55. Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ:LOXO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 8th. The biopharmaceutical... 
 

Traders Buy High Volume of Call Options on Abaxis (ABAX)

Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 1,103 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,905% compared to the typical daily volume of 55 call options. Abaxis opened at $83.72 on Friday, Marketbeat reports. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 64.11, a PEG ratio of 5.29 and a beta of 1.19. Abaxis has a one year low of $82.19 and a one year high of $83.02. Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The medical... 
 

Aflac Target of Unusually High Options Trading (AFL)

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 36,316 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,043% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,695 put options. Shares of AFL opened at $45.53 on Friday. Aflac has a 52-week low of $44.95 and a 52-week high of $45.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a quick ratio of 0.05 and a current ratio of 0.05. The firm has a market cap of $35.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.56, a price-to-earnings-growth... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on MasTec (MTZ)

MasTec (NYSE:MTZ) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders bought 5,446 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,282% compared to the typical daily volume of 394 put options. MasTec opened at $49.45 on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.82 and a quick ratio of 1.74. MasTec has a twelve month low of $49.00 and a twelve month high of $50.15. The company has a market cap of $4.06 billion, a PE ratio of 18.11, a P/E/G... 
 

Investors Purchase High Volume of Barnes & Noble Call Options (BKS)

Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 12,085 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,089% compared to the average volume of 379 call options. Shares of Barnes & Noble opened at $5.20 on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. Barnes & Noble has a twelve month low of $5.10 and a twelve month high of $5.22. The firm has a market capitalization of $378.53... 
 

Nordstrom Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (JWN)

Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 6,033 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,728% compared to the typical daily volume of 330 put options. In related news, CMO Scott A. Meden sold 10,186 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $509,300.00. Following the sale, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 61,858 shares in the company, valued at... 
 

Mylan Target of Unusually High Options Trading (MYL)

Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 119,236 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,034% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,805 call options. A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase set a $53.00 price target on shares of Mylan and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. Deutsche Bank set a $50.00 price target on shares of Mylan and gave the stock a “buy”... 
 

Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Kroger (KR)

Kroger (NYSE:KR) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 43,366 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,162% compared to the average volume of 3,437 put options. Shares of NYSE KR opened at $25.30 on Friday. Kroger has a 1-year low of $24.71 and a 1-year high of $25.03. The stock has a market cap of $20.05 billion, a PE ratio of 12.23, a P/E/G ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a current ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 0.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74. Kroger... 
 

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Immunomedics (IMMU)

Immunomedics (NASDAQ:IMMU) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 13,305 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 863% compared to the typical volume of 1,381 call options. A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on IMMU shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Immunomedics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 17th. Jefferies Group boosted their target price on Immunomedics from $22.00 to $27.00 and... 
 

Merck & Co. (MRK) Short Interest Update

Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 20,402,734 shares, a drop of 11.1% from the April 13th total of 22,946,449 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 13,648,624 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 0.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Several brokerages have commented on MRK. Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating on shares of Merck & Co. in a research... 
 

Short Interest in General Electric (GE) Drops By 2.2%

General Electric (NYSE:GE) was the target of a large decline in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 146,867,158 shares, a decline of 2.2% from the April 13th total of 150,122,319 shares. Approximately 1.7% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 79,174,622 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. In other news, major shareholder Electric Co General sold 3,883,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 24th. The shares... 
 

Short Interest in Energen (EGN) Expands By 61.2%

Energen (NYSE:EGN) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 3,721,653 shares, a growth of 61.2% from the April 13th total of 2,308,702 shares. Currently, 3.9% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 1,178,045 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.2 days. Energen opened at $68.37 on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company has a quick ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of... 
 

Short Interest in L3 Technologies (LLL) Declines By 33.8%

L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,180,708 shares, a decline of 33.8% from the April 13th total of 3,292,113 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 803,339 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.7 days. Currently, 2.8% of the company’s shares are sold short. Shares of NYSE:LLL opened at $193.95 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of BGC Partners Put Options (BGCP)

BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors acquired 635 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 892% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 put options. Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of BGC Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. TheStreet raised shares of BGC Partners from a “c+” rating to a “b”... 
 

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Cincinnati Bell (CBB)

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors acquired 1,028 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,672% compared to the typical daily volume of 58 call options. In related news, VP Christopher J. Wilson bought 2,959 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $14.45 per share, with a total value of $42,757.55. Following the purchase, the vice president now owns 51,723... 
 

Raymond James Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (RJF)

Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,667 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,429% compared to the average volume of 109 call options. In other Raymond James news, insider Paul D. Allison sold 6,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.65, for a total transaction of $637,890.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 21,142 shares in the company, valued... 
 

Statoil (STO) Short Interest Down 40.1% in April

Statoil (NYSE:STO) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 3,239,392 shares, a decline of 40.1% from the April 13th total of 5,412,252 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,842,539 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.1 days. A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in STO. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in Statoil by 20.0% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies... 
 

Vici Properties (VICI) Short Interest Down 35.0% in April

Vici Properties (NYSE:VICI) saw a significant drop in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 4,074,068 shares, a drop of 35.0% from the April 13th total of 6,266,377 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,423,722 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.9 days. Currently, 1.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of Vici Properties in a report on Monday, February 26th. They set an... 
 

Short Interest in Daqo New Energy (DQ) Drops By 43.7%

Daqo New Energy (NYSE:DQ) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 364,829 shares, a decrease of 43.7% from the April 13th total of 647,865 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 334,662 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.1 days. Several brokerages have issued reports on DQ. ValuEngine lowered Daqo New Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded... 
 

Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf (BWX) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf (BMV:BWX) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 98,671 shares, a decline of 86.0% from the April 13th total of 706,330 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 636,403 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.2 days. BMV BWX opened at $27.94 on Friday. Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf has a 12-month low of $544.00 and a 12-month high of $559.50. The company... 
 

Short Interest in Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (RS) Increases By 48.1%

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) saw a large increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,297,744 shares, an increase of 48.1% from the April 13th total of 876,450 shares. Approximately 1.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 568,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.3 days. In other Reliance Steel & Aluminum news, Director Andrew G. Sharkey III sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday,... 
 

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Short Interest Update

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLF) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 58,562,151 shares, a decrease of 5.1% from the April 13th total of 61,704,462 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 52,508,673 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.1 days. A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new position in shares of Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund during the... 
 

PowerShares Aerospace & Defense (PGX) Short Interest Update

PowerShares Aerospace & Defense (NYSEARCA:PGX) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,432,119 shares, an increase of 85.6% from the April 13th total of 771,653 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,219,550 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 days. Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Archford Capital Strategies LLC acquired a new position in PowerShares Aerospace & Defense during the 1st... 
 

Ishares Msci Malaysia (EWM) Short Interest Update

Ishares Msci Malaysia (NYSEARCA:EWM) saw a significant decline in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 673,492 shares, a decline of 35.4% from the April 13th total of 1,043,286 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 972,243 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.7 days. NYSEARCA:EWM opened at $34.65 on Friday. Ishares Msci Malaysia has a 12 month low of $34.82 and a 12 month high of $35.05. Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of EWM. Harvest Fund Management... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of CarMax Call Options (KMX)

CarMax (NYSE:KMX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors acquired 3,879 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,305% compared to the typical daily volume of 276 call options. In other CarMax news, Director Peter J. Bensen bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 6th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $62.12 per share, with a total value of $310,600.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 5,165 shares of the company’s... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on Quality Care Properties (QCP)

Quality Care Properties (NYSE:QCP) saw unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 3,800 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 6,341% compared to the average daily volume of 59 call options. Several brokerages have recently commented on QCP. ValuEngine upgraded Quality Care Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. TheStreet upgraded Quality Care Properties from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating... 
 

Traders Buy Large Volume of Shell Midstream Partners Put Options (SHLX)

Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 923 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,012% compared to the typical daily volume of 83 put options. Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Creative Planning acquired a new position in shares of Shell Midstream Partners in the 4th quarter valued at $235,000. Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Shell Midstream Partners during the 4th quarter worth $3,036,000.... 
 

G-III Apparel Group Target of Unusually High Options Trading (GIII)

G-III Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 1,085 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,519% compared to the typical daily volume of 67 call options. G-III Apparel Group stock opened at $38.94 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a current ratio of 2.76. G-III Apparel Group has a 1 year low of $38.01 and a 1 year high of $39.23. The stock has a market cap of $1.86 billion, a price-to-earnings... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Ashland Put Options (ASH)

Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 2,154 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 776% compared to the average volume of 246 put options. In other Ashland news, VP Keith C. Silverman sold 1,678 shares of Ashland stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.02, for a total value of $117,493.56. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 1,358 shares in the company, valued at $95,087.16.... 
 
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