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Pensare Acq Cp (WRLS) Short Interest Down 99.2% in August

Pensare Acq Cp (NASDAQ:WRLS) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,439 shares, a decline of 99.2% from the August 15th total of 1,117,604 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 92,535 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.1 days. Pensare Acq Cp (NASDAQ:WRLS) opened at 9.68 on Wednesday. Pensare Acq Cp has a one year low of $9.61 and a one year high of $9.73. The company has a 50 day moving average of $10.18 and a 200-day moving average of... 
 

Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (JUNO) Short Interest Down 6.4% in August

Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:JUNO) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 14,724,068 shares, a decline of 6.4% from the August 15th total of 15,734,670 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,210,536 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days. Approximately 19.1% of the company’s shares are sold short. Several brokerages have weighed in on JUNO. Vetr upgraded Juno Therapeutics to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd.... 
 

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) Short Interest Update

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) saw a significant decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 24,666,039 shares, a decrease of 3.9% from the August 15th total of 25,674,248 shares. Currently, 4.7% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 7,176,330 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 days. Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed an “outperform” rating... 
 

ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc. (SRRA) Short Interest Update

ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRRA) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 667,290 shares, a decline of 26.7% from the August 15th total of 910,947 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 202,033 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.3 days. Approximately 1.8% of the company’s shares are sold short. A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SRRA. VHCP Management II LLC purchased a new stake in ProNAi Therapeutics... 
 

Photronics, Inc. (PLAB) Short Interest Down 23.1% in August

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,986,958 shares, a decrease of 23.1% from the August 15th total of 3,882,520 shares. Currently, 4.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 719,198 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.2 days. Shares of Photronics (NASDAQ PLAB) opened at 8.10 on Wednesday. Photronics has a 52 week low of $7.55 and a 52 week high of $12.10. The... 
 

Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE) Short Interest Update

Cenovus Energy Inc (NYSE:CVE) (TSE:CVE) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 34,393,424 shares, an increase of 26.6% from the August 15th total of 27,177,354 shares. Approximately 3.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 2,956,757 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 11.6 days. Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. FNY Partners Fund LP bought a new position in ... 
 

La-Z-Boy Incorporated (LZB) Short Interest Update

La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) was the target of a large drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 985,814 shares, a drop of 35.0% from the August 15th total of 1,516,277 shares. Currently, 2.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,058,484 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.9 days. La-Z-Boy (LZB) opened at 25.35 on Wednesday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $28.04 and a 200-day moving average of $28.55. The stock has a market... 
 

Short Interest in Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Rises By 18.1%

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 80,421,954 shares, a growth of 18.1% from the August 15th total of 68,112,016 shares. Approximately 20.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 14,629,523 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.5 days. In related news, CAO Howard E. Davis acquired 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The stock was acquired... 
 

Vince Holding Corp. (VNCE) Short Interest Down 31.7% in August

Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE:VNCE) saw a significant drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,474,646 shares, a drop of 31.7% from the August 15th total of 5,085,289 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 211,830 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 16.4 days. Approximately 16.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Vince Holding Corp. (VNCE) opened at 0.59 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $0.50 and its 200-day moving average is $0.76. The stock’s... 
 

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Short Interest Down 7.9% in August

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,431,834 shares, a decrease of 7.9% from the August 15th total of 21,087,866 shares. Currently, 3.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 7,876,585 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.5 days. Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) opened at 10.25 on Wednesday. The company’s market capitalization is $6.73 billion. The stock’s 50... 
 

Short Interest in Fulton Financial Corporation (FULT) Rises By 49.8%

Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FULT) was the target of a large increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,479,171 shares, an increase of 49.8% from the August 15th total of 3,658,067 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 744,544 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.4 days. Approximately 3.2% of the company’s stock are sold short. In other news, insider Michael J. Deporter sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 21st. The shares... 
 

Kite Pharma, Inc. (KITE) Short Interest Down 32.7% in August

Kite Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:KITE) saw a significant decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,439,059 shares, a decrease of 32.7% from the August 15th total of 8,077,360 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,797,464 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.4 days. Approximately 10.5% of the company’s shares are short sold. A number of research firms have recently weighed in on KITE. Canaccord Genuity lowered shares of Kite Pharma from a “buy” rating... 
 

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Short Interest Update

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 21,414,607 shares, a growth of 11.8% from the August 15th total of 19,159,188 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,099,077 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.5 days. Approximately 1.5% of the company’s shares are short sold. A number of research firms recently commented on QCOM. Northland Securities downgraded QUALCOMM from an “outperform”... 
 

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Short Interest Up 18.2% in August

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) saw a significant increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 46,596,922 shares, an increase of 18.2% from the August 15th total of 39,423,390 shares. Approximately 0.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 17,228,579 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.7 days. Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Vetr downgraded shares of Microsoft Corporation from a “buy” rating... 
 

Hanmi Financial Corporation (HAFC) Short Interest Update

Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 863,935 shares, a drop of 42.1% from the August 15th total of 1,491,358 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 112,434 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.7 days. Approximately 2.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short. A number of brokerages recently issued reports on HAFC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hanmi Financial Corporation... 
 

Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ADMS) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADMS) saw a large growth in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,172,830 shares, a growth of 58.0% from the August 15th total of 3,906,058 shares. Currently, 36.1% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 2,386,394 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.6 days. Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on ADMS shares. Piper Jaffray Companies restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $30.00... 
 

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD) Short Interest Up 30.2% in August

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 39,902,369 shares, an increase of 30.2% from the August 15th total of 30,644,934 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,683,511 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.0 days. Currently, 9.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. PNC Financial Services... 
 

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) Short Interest Update

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,631,691 shares, a growth of 47.3% from the August 15th total of 3,144,577 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 807,966 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.7 days. Approximately 2.0% of the company’s shares are short sold. Shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ SNH) opened at 20.02 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $4.76 billion, a price-to-earnings... 
 

Short Interest in Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (APOG) Decreases By 21.4%

Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOG) saw a large decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 3,483,248 shares, a decrease of 21.4% from the August 15th total of 4,433,301 shares. Currently, 12.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 554,438 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.3 days. In other news, Director Jerome L. Davis sold 18,706 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The stock... 
 

Signature Bank (SBNY) Short Interest Up 36.1% in August

Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,935,703 shares, a growth of 36.1% from the August 15th total of 1,421,960 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 294,214 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.6 days. Currently, 3.7% of the company’s stock are sold short. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of SBNY. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Signature... 
 

ING Group, N.V. (ING) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

ING Group, N.V. (NYSE:ING) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,940,032 shares, a decrease of 36.1% from the August 15th total of 7,732,061 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,542,075 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.9 days. ING has been the topic of several research analyst reports. HSBC Holdings plc cut shares of ING Group, N.V. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price target... 
 

Short Interest in Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Decreases By 7.1%

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 30,903,023 shares, a decline of 7.1% from the August 15th total of 33,256,251 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 8,483,733 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days. Currently, 1.0% of the company’s shares are sold short. Oracle Corporation (NYSE ORCL) opened at 48.33 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $49.90 and a 200-day moving average... 
 

Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HRTG) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRTG) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,243,800 shares, an increase of 147.9% from the August 15th total of 1,711,758 shares. Currently, 16.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 358,493 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 11.8 days. Several research firms recently weighed in on HRTG. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Heritage Insurance Holdings from a “strong... 
 

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) Short Interest Update

Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 855,069 shares, a growth of 55.5% from the August 15th total of 549,981 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 286,941 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.0 days. Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE KEP) opened at 17.90 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $19.10 and a 200 day moving average price of $19.25. The stock... 
 

Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (OR) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (NYSE:OR) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,820,754 shares, a growth of 44.6% from the August 15th total of 1,259,157 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 535,066 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 days. Currently, 1.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Several analysts recently commented on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Osisko Gold Royalties... 
 

22nd Century Group Inc (XXII) Short Interest Down 7.3% in August

22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE:XXII) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,226,321 shares, a decrease of 7.3% from the August 15th total of 6,719,236 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,899,454 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.3 days. Currently, 7.3% of the company’s stock are short sold. Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of 22nd Century Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell”... 
 

Liberty Media Co. – Series C Liberty Formula One (FWONK) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Liberty Media Co. – Series C Liberty Formula One (NASDAQ:FWONK) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,740,061 shares, an increase of 28.2% from the August 15th total of 6,037,595 shares. Currently, 4.5% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 1,441,291 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.4 days. FWONK has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Liberty... 
 

Washington Prime Group Inc. (WPG) Short Interest Up 25.3% in August

Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 20,638,006 shares, a growth of 25.3% from the August 15th total of 16,476,646 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,021,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 10.2 days. Currently, 11.2% of the company’s stock are sold short. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc.... 
 

Short Interest in Palatin Technologies, Inc. (PTN) Declines By 6.7%

Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:PTN) saw a significant drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 8,349,908 shares, a drop of 6.7% from the August 15th total of 8,945,568 shares. Approximately 5.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 664,635 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 12.6 days. PTN has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Palatin Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell”... 
 

Nobilis Health Corp (HLTH) Short Interest Down 2.9% in August

Nobilis Health Corp (NYSE:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,481,161 shares, a decline of 2.9% from the August 15th total of 4,616,543 shares. Approximately 8.0% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 394,296 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 11.4 days. A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HLTH. LSV Asset Management bought a new stake in Nobilis Health... 
 

VIVUS, Inc. (VVUS) Short Interest Down 28.0% in August

VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,103,560 shares, a decrease of 28.0% from the August 15th total of 7,085,696 shares. Currently, 5.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,100,513 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.6 days. VIVUS (NASDAQ VVUS) opened at 1.00 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $105.81 million, a PE ratio of 3.23 and a beta of 0.88. VIVUS has... 
 

Sabre Corporation (SABR) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 23,808,205 shares, a drop of 11.0% from the August 15th total of 26,750,397 shares. Currently, 11.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,122,837 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.6 days. SABR has been the topic of several research reports. TheStreet downgraded shares of Sabre Corporation from a “b” rating to a “c”... 
 

Short Interest in iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN (VXX) Declines By 72.0%

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN (NYSE:VXX) saw a significant decline in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 19,975,908 shares, a decline of 72.0% from the August 15th total of 71,306,096 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 39,344,560 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.5 days. iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN (VXX) opened at 42.80 on Monday. iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN has a 12 month low of $42.73 and a 12 month high of $163.69.... 
 

Seadrill Limited (SDRL) Short Interest Update

Seadrill Limited (NYSE:SDRL) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 62,292,495 shares, a drop of 5.4% from the August 15th total of 65,840,392 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,317,599 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 9.9 days. Approximately 17.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. Seadrill Limited (SDRL) opened at 0.2366 on Monday. The stock’s market capitalization is $119.35 million. The stock’s 50... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Whiting Petroleum Corporation Put Options (WLL)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 1,246 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 159% compared to the average daily volume of 482 put options. Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE WLL) opened at 4.86 on Monday. The firm’s market cap is $1.76 billion. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a 52-week low of $3.97 and a 52-week high of $13.39. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $4.62 and a 200-day moving average of $6.87. Whiting Petroleum... 
 

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 136,747,219 shares, a growth of 2.8% from the August 15th total of 132,975,818 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 25,155,356 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.4 days. Currently, 5.4% of the company’s shares are sold short. BABA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Macquarie raised their price objective on Alibaba Group Holding... 
 

Short Interest in Dollar General Corporation (DG) Decreases By 14.1%

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 16,997,503 shares, a decline of 14.1% from the August 15th total of 19,792,932 shares. Currently, 6.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 3,743,766 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.5 days. In other Dollar General Corporation news, EVP Robert D. Ravener sold 11,257 shares of Dollar General Corporation stock in a transaction... 
 

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 6,031 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 231% compared to the typical volume of 1,822 put options. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ COST) opened at 162.30 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $71.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.18 and a beta of 0.93. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a 12 month low of $142.11 and a 12 month high of $183.18. The firm has a 50... 
 

Short Interest in Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Rises By 40.6%

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,966,067 shares, an increase of 40.6% from the August 15th total of 5,665,560 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,833,883 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.1 days. Approximately 2.8% of the company’s shares are short sold. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) opened at 88.52 on Friday. Western Digital Corporation has a 52 week... 
 

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (EEM) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (NYSE:EEM) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 104,292,207 shares, a growth of 18.2% from the August 15th total of 88,265,498 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 48,558,048 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Regal Wealth Group Inc. lifted its position in iShares MSCI... 
 

Oceaneering International, Inc. (OII) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 12,772,727 shares, a growth of 68.5% from the August 15th total of 7,580,208 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,249,075 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 10.2 days. Approximately 13.1% of the shares of the company are sold short. Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Oceaneering... 
 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Target of Unusually High Options Trading (BMY)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors acquired 781 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 117% compared to the average volume of 360 put options. Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE BMY) opened at 62.48 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $58.56 and a 200-day moving average of $55.95. The company has a market cap of $102.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.82 and a beta of 1.18. Bristol-Myers Squibb has a 52-week low of $46.01 and a 52-week high... 
 

Baozun Inc. (BZUN) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ:BZUN) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,834,551 shares, a growth of 95.2% from the August 15th total of 4,014,312 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,313,263 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN) opened at 37.70 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $35.71 and its 200-day moving average price is $26.21. The firm has a market cap of $2.05 billion, a price-to-earnings... 
 

UQM Technologies Inc (UQM) Short Interest Update

UQM Technologies Inc (NYSE:UQM) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 772,488 shares, an increase of 31.7% from the August 15th total of 586,558 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 156,844 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.9 days. Currently, 1.7% of the company’s stock are short sold. A hedge fund recently raised its stake in UQM Technologies stock. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in... 
 

Gastar Exploration Inc (GST) Short Interest Down 2.9% in August

Gastar Exploration Inc (NYSE:GST) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 24,289,690 shares, a drop of 2.9% from the August 15th total of 25,024,127 shares. Approximately 12.3% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,711,928 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 14.2 days. A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Verition Fund Management LLC boosted its... 
 

VCA Inc. (WOOF) Short Interest Down 22.4% in August

VCA Inc. (NASDAQ:WOOF) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,280,928 shares, a decrease of 22.4% from the August 15th total of 1,649,871 shares. Currently, 1.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 474,490 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.7 days. Several analysts have issued reports on WOOF shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of VCA from a “hold” rating to a... 
 

Almost Family Inc (AFAM) Short Interest Down 24.8% in August

Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 486,264 shares, a decrease of 24.8% from the August 15th total of 646,697 shares. Currently, 3.8% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 130,849 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.7 days. Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) opened at 48.25 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $48.21 and a 200-day moving average price of $52.41.... 
 

Apptio Inc. (APTI) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Apptio Inc. (NASDAQ:APTI) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 565,865 shares, a drop of 30.2% from the August 15th total of 810,941 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 184,189 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.1 days. Approximately 2.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Several brokerages have recently commented on APTI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Apptio from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and... 
 

Castle Brands Inc (ROX) Short Interest Update

Castle Brands Inc (NYSE:ROX) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,494,229 shares, a decrease of 1.7% from the August 15th total of 6,607,087 shares. Approximately 7.3% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 619,686 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 10.5 days. Shares of Castle Brands (NYSE:ROX) opened at 1.39 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $228.38 million. The firm has... 
 

Traders Buy Large Volume of Pepsico Call Options (PEP)

Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders purchased 1,176 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 536% compared to the typical daily volume of 185 call options. Shares of Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) opened at 114.85 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $163.72 billion, a PE ratio of 24.32 and a beta of 0.68. Pepsico has a 1-year low of $98.50 and a 1-year high of $119.39. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $116.42 and a 200 day moving average of $114.56. Pepsico (NYSE:PEP)... 
 
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