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Front Yard Residential Corp (RESI) Short Interest Down 42.6% in July

Front Yard Residential Corp (NYSE:RESI) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 888,822 shares, a drop of 42.6% from the July 13th total of 1,548,537 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 395,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.2 days. Currently, 1.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Meeder Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Front Yard... 
 

Short Interest in Yum China Holdings Inc (YUMC) Declines By 44.4%

Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE:YUMC) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,983,769 shares, a decrease of 44.4% from the July 13th total of 7,161,684 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,693,659 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.7 days. Approximately 1.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Yum China from a “sell” rating... 
 

Crh Plc (CRH) Short Interest Update

Crh Plc (NYSE:CRH) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 208,107 shares, a decrease of 65.8% from the July 13th total of 608,401 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 586,990 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.4 days. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Signaturefd LLC bought a new position in CRH during the first quarter valued at approximately $142,000. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC bought... 
 

Corporate Capital Trust Inc (CCT) Short Interest Down 44.2% in July

Corporate Capital Trust Inc (NYSE:CCT) saw a significant decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 490,979 shares, a decline of 44.2% from the July 13th total of 879,829 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 426,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 days. Currently, 0.4% of the shares of the company are short sold. NYSE CCT opened at $16.48 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.06 billion and a P/E ratio of 10.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.25... 
 

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJR) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,772,350 shares, a growth of 53.7% from the July 13th total of 5,055,510 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,893,042 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. Shares of IJR stock opened at $88.19 on Friday. iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF has a 12-month low of $66.76 and a 12-month high of $88.27. Hedge funds have recently modified... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of First Republic Bank Call Options (FRC)

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 848 call options on the company. This is an increase of 793% compared to the average volume of 95 call options. Shares of NYSE FRC opened at $104.50 on Friday. First Republic Bank has a 1 year low of $84.56 and a 1 year high of $105.52. The firm has a market cap of $15.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.11, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity... 
 

New Senior Investment Group Inc (SNR) Short Interest Down 39.2% in July

New Senior Investment Group Inc (NYSE:SNR) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,620,915 shares, a drop of 39.2% from the July 13th total of 2,667,669 shares. Approximately 2.0% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 478,273 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. NYSE SNR opened at $6.52 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 3.98, a current ratio of 3.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.75. New... 
 

Short Interest in CENTRAIS ELETRI/S (EBR) Decreases By 54.6%

CENTRAIS ELETRI/S (NYSE:EBR) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 601,643 shares, a drop of 54.6% from the July 13th total of 1,326,554 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 377,085 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.6 days. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in EBR. Barclays PLC raised its stake in shares of CENTRAIS ELETRI/S by 376.6% in the first quarter. Barclays PLC now owns... 
 

Central Pacific Financial Corp. (CPF) Short Interest Up 46.4% in July

Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) saw a large growth in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 895,732 shares, a growth of 46.4% from the July 13th total of 611,798 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 122,832 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.3 days. Currently, 3.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. A number of brokerages have weighed in on CPF. Zacks Investment Research raised Central Pacific Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating... 
 

GrafTech International Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (EAF)

GrafTech International Ltd (NYSE:EAF) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 6,568 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,984% compared to the average volume of 213 put options. A number of research firms have weighed in on EAF. Royal Bank of Canada began coverage on GrafTech International in a research report on Monday, May 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on GrafTech... 
 

Berry Global Group Inc (BERY) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Berry Global Group Inc (NYSE:BERY) was the target of a large growth in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,235,181 shares, a growth of 65.7% from the July 13th total of 1,952,808 shares. Currently, 2.5% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,355,941 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Shares of BERY opened at $45.82 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $6.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.93, a P/E/G ratio of 0.69 and a beta... 
 

Short Interest in Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock (SPB) Drops By 51.7%

Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:SPB) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,513,257 shares, a decrease of 51.7% from the July 13th total of 7,271,680 shares. Currently, 7.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,304,217 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 days. Shares of NYSE SPB opened at $90.36 on Friday. Spectrum Brands, Inc. Common Stock has a 1 year low of $58.88 and a 1 year high... 
 

Pandora Media Inc (P) Short Interest Update

Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 56,312,124 shares, a decline of 7.8% from the July 13th total of 61,103,589 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,482,008 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 8.7 days. Currently, 21.8% of the company’s shares are short sold. NYSE P opened at $8.02 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.76, a current ratio of 2.73 and a quick ratio of 2.73. The company... 
 

Zoe’s Kitchen Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ZOES)

Zoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE:ZOES) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders acquired 2,938 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 964% compared to the typical volume of 276 call options. NYSE:ZOES opened at $12.74 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $171.33 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -127.60 and a beta of 0.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 0.55 and a quick ratio of 0.44. Zoe’s Kitchen has a 1 year low of $8.22 and a 1 year high of $17.65.... 
 

Short Interest in TIM Participacoes SA (TSU) Decreases By 47.3%

TIM Participacoes SA (NYSE:TSU) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,220,422 shares, a decline of 47.3% from the July 13th total of 2,316,046 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 907,502 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.3 days. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of TIM Participacoes by 93.8% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo &... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Seritage Growth Properties Class A Call Options (SRG)

Seritage Growth Properties Class A (NYSE:SRG) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 3,401 call options on the company. This is an increase of 900% compared to the average daily volume of 340 call options. SRG opened at $49.56 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 5.51 and a current ratio of 5.51. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.71 and a beta of 1.09. Seritage Growth Properties Class A has a twelve... 
 

Altisource Portfolio Solutions Sees Unusually High Options Volume (ASPS)

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (NASDAQ:ASPS) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 2,603 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,036% compared to the average daily volume of 83 call options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in Altisource Portfolio Solutions during the fourth quarter valued at $140,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Altisource... 
 

Constellium Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (CSTM)

Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 1,000 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,199% compared to the average daily volume of 77 put options. NYSE:CSTM opened at $11.25 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -7.55, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a current ratio of 1.23. Constellium has a 52 week low of $9.07 and a 52 week high of $14.10. The company has a market cap of $1.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -35.16 and... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of ArcelorMittal Put Options (MT)

ArcelorMittal SA (NYSE:MT) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 20,862 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,065% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,790 put options. Shares of NYSE:MT opened at $28.45 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $30.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.33 and a beta of 2.31. ArcelorMittal has a 1-year low of $24.74 and a 1-year high of $37.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 1.38. ArcelorMittal... 
 

Southern Target of Unusually High Options Trading (SO)

Southern Co (NYSE:SO) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 32,959 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,587% compared to the typical volume of 1,954 call options. Shares of NYSE:SO opened at $47.50 on Friday. Southern has a 52-week low of $42.38 and a 52-week high of $53.51. The company has a market capitalization of $46.78 billion, a PE ratio of 15.73, a PEG ratio of 3.46 and a beta of 0.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick... 
 

Short Interest in Hilton Grand Vacations Inc (HGV) Grows By 52.9%

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc (NYSE:HGV) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,145,035 shares, an increase of 52.9% from the July 13th total of 1,403,205 shares. Currently, 2.2% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,072,302 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. In other news, insider Barbara L. Hollkamp sold 1,250 shares of Hilton Grand Vacations stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July... 
 

Short Interest in Nomura Holdings Inc (NMR) Grows By 57.9%

Nomura Holdings Inc (NYSE:NMR) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,044,018 shares, an increase of 57.9% from the July 13th total of 661,211 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 289,934 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.6 days. Several equities analysts recently weighed in on NMR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nomura from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June... 
 

Short Interest in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) Grows By 47.0%

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,769,071 shares, a growth of 47.0% from the July 13th total of 2,564,556 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,994,647 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.9 days. Approximately 0.9% of the company’s shares are short sold. In related news, CEO Marc N. Casper sold 45,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday,... 
 

Short Interest in Servicemaster Global Holdings Inc (SERV) Expands By 80.1%

Servicemaster Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:SERV) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,406,175 shares, a growth of 80.1% from the July 13th total of 780,814 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,077,542 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.3 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the company are sold short. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in SERV. Raymond James &... 
 

Short Interest in Perspecta Inc (PRSP) Declines By 58.7%

Perspecta Inc (NASDAQ:PRSP) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,794,873 shares, a decrease of 58.7% from the July 13th total of 6,766,908 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,321,871 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.1 days. Currently, 2.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Loop Capital assumed coverage on shares of Perspecta in a research report on Thursday,... 
 

GameStop Corp. (GME) Short Interest Down 12.3% in July

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 40,433,500 shares, a drop of 12.3% from the July 13th total of 46,082,458 shares. Currently, 40.6% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,077,622 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 19.5 days. GME has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on GameStop in a research... 
 

Gain Capital Holdings Inc (GCAP) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) saw a significant decrease in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,218,078 shares, a decrease of 0.1% from the July 13th total of 6,223,627 shares. Currently, 26.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 358,323 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 17.4 days. In other news, Director Alex Goor bought 45,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 7th. The stock was acquired at... 
 

Viewray Inc (VRAY) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Viewray Inc (NASDAQ:VRAY) saw a significant drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 12,616,735 shares, a drop of 6.6% from the July 13th total of 13,513,448 shares. Currently, 30.7% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 2,393,468 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.3 days. VRAY stock opened at $9.97 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 2.64 and a current ratio of 3.33. Viewray has a twelve month low of $5.11... 
 

Short Interest in Bancolombia SA (CIB) Declines By 37.2%

Bancolombia SA (NYSE:CIB) saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 635,944 shares, a decrease of 37.2% from the July 13th total of 1,011,934 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 279,439 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days. A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Rational Advisors LLC grew its position in Bancolombia by 60.0% during the second quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 2,934 shares of... 
 

Square, Inc. (SQ) Short Interest Update

Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 27,289,876 shares, a decrease of 19.2% from the July 13th total of 33,755,148 shares. Approximately 9.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 8,763,030 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.1 days. SQ has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. KeyCorp upped their target price on Square from $52.00 to $55.00... 
 

Invacare Co. (IVC) Short Interest Update

Invacare Co. (NYSE:IVC) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,172,257 shares, a drop of 0.3% from the July 13th total of 10,203,900 shares. Approximately 31.4% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 347,951 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 29.2 days. In other Invacare news, Director C Martin Harris sold 2,582 shares of Invacare stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average... 
 

VEREIT Inc/SH SH Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (VER)

VEREIT Inc/SH SH (NYSE:VER) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 658 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,054% compared to the average volume of 57 call options. Shares of VER stock opened at $7.94 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 0.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. VEREIT Inc/SH SH has a 12 month low of $6.52 and a 12 month high of $8.75. The company has a market capitalization of $7.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of... 
 

58.com Target of Unusually High Options Trading (WUBA)

58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 2,765 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,052% compared to the typical volume of 240 put options. Several research firms recently weighed in on WUBA. ValuEngine raised shares of 58.com from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of 58.com from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 12th.... 
 

8×8, Inc. (EGHT) Short Interest Update

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,367,945 shares, a drop of 36.0% from the July 13th total of 3,701,780 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,256,730 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.9 days. Approximately 2.6% of the shares of the company are sold short. In other news, CEO Vikram Verma acquired 7,700 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The shares were... 
 

Match Group Inc (MTCH) Short Interest Update

Match Group Inc (NASDAQ:MTCH) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 25,059,474 shares, a drop of 1.8% from the July 13th total of 25,521,108 shares. Approximately 49.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,773,890 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 14.1 days. In related news, Director Ann Mcdaniel sold 4,351 shares of Match Group stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were... 
 

Transocean LTD (RIG) Short Interest Update

Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 75,104,353 shares, a growth of 5.1% from the July 13th total of 71,484,417 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 11,619,413 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.5 days. Currently, 17.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Shares of RIG stock opened at $10.65 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a current ratio of 1.49. The firm... 
 

Corning Incorporated (GLW) Short Interest Up 11.5% in July

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 28,188,226 shares, an increase of 11.5% from the July 13th total of 25,291,688 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,276,485 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.9 days. Currently, 3.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Corning from a “sell” rating... 
 

Graphic Packaging Holding (GPK) Short Interest Up 48.6% in July

Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE:GPK) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 16,103,777 shares, a growth of 48.6% from the July 13th total of 10,833,971 shares. Currently, 5.2% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 5,180,028 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.1 days. NYSE GPK opened at $14.27 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.77, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio... 
 

Short Interest in American Financial Group Inc (AFG) Increases By 56.8%

American Financial Group Inc (NYSE:AFG) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,197,489 shares, a growth of 56.8% from the July 13th total of 763,723 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 323,341 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.7 days. Currently, 1.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Shares of NYSE AFG opened at $112.80 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 0.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio... 
 

Short Interest in iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust (GSG) Decreases By 97.3%

iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust (NYSEARCA:GSG) saw a significant drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 117,281 shares, a drop of 97.3% from the July 13th total of 4,420,479 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 278,360 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.4 days. Shares of iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust stock opened at $16.70 on Friday. iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust has a 1-year low of $13.93 and a 1-year high of $18.31. Several institutional... 
 

Short Interest in Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NUGT) Expands By 108.2%

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NYSEARCA:NUGT) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,974,369 shares, a growth of 108.2% from the July 13th total of 2,869,339 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 13,550,119 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.4 days. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Rational Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in... 
 

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:VOO) was the target of a large drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,157,255 shares, a drop of 44.5% from the July 13th total of 2,083,539 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,133,440 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.5 days. A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in VOO. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Vanguard S&P 500 ETF by 6.4% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns... 
 

Zogenix Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ZGNX)

Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 3,109 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,064% compared to the typical daily volume of 267 call options. ZGNX has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Zogenix from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on shares of Zogenix from $55.00 to $65.00 and... 
 

Traders Buy Large Volume of United Technologies Call Options (UTX)

United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 48,174 call options on the company. This is an increase of 970% compared to the average daily volume of 4,504 call options. In other news, VP Robert J. Bailey sold 828 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $134.75, for a total value of $111,573.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 2,000 shares of the... 
 

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Put Options (IRWD)

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 590 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 822% compared to the average volume of 64 put options. Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co set a $23.00 target price on shares of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. HC Wainwright set a $13.00 price target... 
 

Investors Purchase Large Volume of SRC Energy Call Options (SRCI)

SRC Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:SRCI) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 2,530 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 3,366% compared to the average daily volume of 73 call options. SRC Energy stock opened at $8.95 on Thursday. SRC Energy has a twelve month low of $7.37 and a twelve month high of $13.32. SRC Energy (NYSEAMERICAN:SRCI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The oil and natural gas company reported $0.25... 
 

Air Lease Sees Unusually High Options Volume (AL)

Air Lease Corp (NYSE:AL) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 748 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 939% compared to the typical volume of 72 call options. NYSE AL opened at $44.69 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.80. Air Lease has a twelve month low of $38.46 and a twelve month high of $50.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of... 
 

NCI Building Systems Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NCS)

NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders bought 1,001 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,151% compared to the typical daily volume of 80 call options. NCS opened at $14.15 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.56, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 1.58. NCI Building Systems has a 1-year low of $13.05 and a 1-year high of $23.35. The firm has a market cap of $975.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Live Nation Entertainment Put Options (LYV)

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,564 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,296% compared to the typical volume of 112 put options. Shares of LYV stock opened at $48.49 on Thursday. Live Nation Entertainment has a 1-year low of $35.94 and a 1-year high of $52.84. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.95. The firm has a market cap of $10.29 billion, a P/E ratio of -101.02 and a beta... 
 

Korea Electric Power Co. (KEP) Short Interest Update

Korea Electric Power Co. (NYSE:KEP) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,090,952 shares, an increase of 69.5% from the July 13th total of 643,659 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 486,408 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.2 days. Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Korea Electric Power by 9.1% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,070,050 shares... 
 
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