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Short Interest in Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) Declines By 26.4%

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) saw a large decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 17,266,915 shares, a decrease of 26.4% from the December 15th total of 23,465,307 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,717,714 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.2 days. Approximately 1.6% of the company’s stock are short sold. A number of research firms recently commented on HBAN. BidaskClub upgraded Huntington Bancshares from a “hold”... 
 

Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 15,358,659 shares, a decline of 13.9% from the December 15th total of 17,843,393 shares. Currently, 1.7% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 2,853,802 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.4 days. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC raised its... 
 

Short Interest in iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (TLT) Decreases By 15.4%

iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 15,538,376 shares, a decrease of 15.4% from the December 15th total of 18,369,195 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,350,971 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Risk Paradigm Group LLC raised its holdings in iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond... 
 

Short Interest in Microsoft Co. (MSFT) Declines By 19.7%

Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 39,929,844 shares, a decline of 19.7% from the December 15th total of 49,744,915 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 17,277,896 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days. Approximately 0.5% of the company’s shares are sold short. In other Microsoft news, EVP Christopher C. Capossela sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November... 
 

Viper Energy Partners LP (VNOM) Short Interest Down 38.3% in December

Viper Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:VNOM) saw a significant drop in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 621,627 shares, a drop of 38.3% from the December 15th total of 1,008,040 shares. Approximately 1.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 294,187 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.1 days. Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Penserra Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Viper Energy Partners... 
 

iPass Inc. (IPAS) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

iPass Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAS) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 825,607 shares, a decrease of 43.6% from the December 15th total of 1,463,320 shares. Currently, 1.4% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 711,948 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.2 days. Shares of iPass (IPAS) opened at $0.46 on Thursday. iPass has a 12-month low of $0.44 and a 12-month high of $1.63. The firm has a market cap... 
 

ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund Inc. (CBA) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund Inc. (NYSE:CBA) was the target of a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 617,546 shares, a drop of 44.9% from the December 15th total of 1,121,472 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 511,375 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.2 days. Approximately 1.1% of the company’s stock are sold short. In related news, insider Chris Eades acquired 3,140 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th.... 
 

American Airlines Group Inc (AAL) Short Interest Down 15.3% in December

American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 19,439,084 shares, a decline of 15.3% from the December 15th total of 22,952,515 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,458,654 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.6 days. Approximately 4.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. Several brokerages have recently issued reports on AAL. BidaskClub cut American Airlines Group from a “sell” rating to a... 
 

Halcon Resources Corporation (HK) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 9,935,232 shares, a growth of 37.8% from the December 15th total of 7,210,875 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,293,176 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.3 days. Approximately 7.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. In other Halcon Resources news, major shareholder Franklin Resources Inc sold 1,400,000 shares of the stock in a transaction... 
 

OCI Partners LP (OCIP) Short Interest Update

OCI Partners LP (NYSE:OCIP) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 5,198,927 shares, a growth of 216,702.6% from the December 15th total of 2,398 shares. Currently, 55.8% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 597,498 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.7 days. Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Citigroup raised shares of OCI Partners from a “sell” rating to a “neutral”... 
 

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Short Interest Update

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) saw a significant drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 5,801,802 shares, a drop of 45.0% from the December 15th total of 10,553,648 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,742,962 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days. Shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWJ) opened at $63.97 on Thursday. iShares MSCI Japan ETF has a 52 week low of $50.02 and a 52 week high of $64.16. The company has a market capitalization of... 
 

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) Short Interest Update

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 21,900,404 shares, a decline of 24.5% from the December 15th total of 29,022,725 shares. Currently, 1.5% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,337,540 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.5 days. Shares of Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) opened at $28.58 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of... 
 

Strongbridge Biopharma plc (SBBP) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Strongbridge Biopharma plc (NASDAQ:SBBP) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 651,723 shares, an increase of 26.9% from the December 15th total of 513,397 shares. Currently, 2.3% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 105,347 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.2 days. Shares of Strongbridge Biopharma (NASDAQ SBBP) opened at $8.35 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 4.70, a quick... 
 

Pinnacle Entertainment Inc (PNK) Short Interest Update

Pinnacle Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PNK) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,669,026 shares, a drop of 51.7% from the December 15th total of 3,456,820 shares. Currently, 2.7% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,712,903 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.0 days. A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Sterling Capital Management LLC... 
 

PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio (PLW) Short Interest Update

PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio (NASDAQ:PLW) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 828,307 shares, an increase of 5,496.3% from the December 15th total of 14,801 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 134,021 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.2 days. PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio (PLW) opened at $32.45 on Wednesday. PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio has a twelve month low of $31.40... 
 

Arbutus Biopharma Corp (ABUS) Short Interest Update

Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ:ABUS) saw a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 763,650 shares, a growth of 41.3% from the December 15th total of 540,515 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 183,159 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.2 days. Approximately 2.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. RTW Investments LP boosted its holdings in Arbutus... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR)

Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Traders bought 2,377 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,081% compared to the average volume of 109 put options. In related news, Director Nicole Vitullo sold 9,326 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.85, for a total value of $502,205.10. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 2,472 shares of the company’s stock, valued... 
 

Northern Trust Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NTRS)

Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Investors purchased 2,653 call options on the company. This is an increase of 905% compared to the average daily volume of 264 call options. A number of research analysts have recently commented on NTRS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Northern Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Citigroup reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $92.00 target... 
 

Short Interest in Vipshop Holdings Ltd – (VIPS) Declines By 21.8%

Vipshop Holdings Ltd – (NYSE:VIPS) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 22,256,106 shares, a decline of 21.8% from the December 15th total of 28,452,780 shares. Currently, 4.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 17,096,180 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days. A number of brokerages have issued reports on VIPS. Sanford C. Bernstein raised shares of Vipshop from a “market perform”... 
 

Pandora Media Inc (P) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 56,727,998 shares, a decrease of 9.7% from the December 15th total of 62,831,031 shares. Currently, 23.4% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 7,432,890 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.6 days. A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Pandora... 
 

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Short Interest Up Infinity in December

Pepsico, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) was the target of a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 7,506,662 shares, a growth of Infinity from the December 15th total of 0 shares. Currently, 0.5% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 2,917,985 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PEP. First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services... 
 

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (HMNY) Short Interest Update

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:HMNY) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 4,876,385 shares, an increase of 30.9% from the December 15th total of 3,726,178 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,028,707 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.8 days. Approximately 66.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Shares of Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ HMNY) opened at $8.16 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization... 
 

WillScot Co. (WSC) Short Interest Update

WillScot Co. (NASDAQ:WSC) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,323,065 shares, an increase of 58.8% from the December 15th total of 1,463,085 shares. Approximately 4.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 162,586 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 14.3 days. WillScot (WSC) opened at $12.75 on Wednesday. WillScot has a 52 week low of $9.45 and a 52 week high of $13.20. In other news, major... 
 

Spartan Motors Inc (SPAR) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Spartan Motors Inc (NASDAQ:SPAR) saw a significant drop in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 311,900 shares, a drop of 49.3% from the December 15th total of 615,653 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 404,710 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.8 days. Currently, 1.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Spartan Motors (NASDAQ SPAR) opened at $14.65 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 1.70 and a quick ratio of 0.95.... 
 

Ashford Hospitality Prime Inc (AHP) Short Interest Update

Ashford Hospitality Prime Inc (NYSE:AHP) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 790,167 shares, a growth of 50.8% from the December 15th total of 524,086 shares. Currently, 2.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 202,666 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.9 days. In other news, EVP Jeremy Welter bought 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock... 
 

iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (EWH) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EWH) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 2,757,170 shares, a growth of 36.0% from the December 15th total of 2,026,816 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,685,478 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.0 days. Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Kalos Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund by... 
 

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd (NAK) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:NAK) (TSE:NDM) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 29,940,154 shares, a decline of 1.4% from the December 15th total of 30,377,536 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,853,701 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.1 days. Approximately 13.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NAK. Midas Management... 
 

Short Interest in Orchids Paper Products (TIS) Declines By 3.0%

Orchids Paper Products (NYSEAMERICAN:TIS) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,676,222 shares, a decrease of 3.0% from the December 15th total of 1,728,711 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 80,664 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 20.8 days. Approximately 17.8% of the company’s stock are short sold. Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of TIS. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in shares of... 
 

Digital Power Corp (DPW) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Digital Power Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:DPW) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,993,418 shares, a drop of 44.2% from the December 15th total of 3,569,674 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,648,659 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.2 days. In other Digital Power news, Chairman Milton C. Ault III bought 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of $2,700.00... 
 

Kennedy-Wilson Sees Unusually High Options Volume (KW)

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (NYSE:KW) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 700 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 859% compared to the typical volume of 73 put options. A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on KW shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Kennedy-Wilson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 price target... 
 

PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (BKLN) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II (NYSEARCA:BKLN) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 5,818,629 shares, an increase of 47.1% from the December 15th total of 3,954,261 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,027,486 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Atlantic Trust Group LLC increased its position in PowerShares Exchange-Traded... 
 

Kroger Co (KR) Short Interest Update

Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 32,934,001 shares, a decline of 21.7% from the December 15th total of 42,043,036 shares. Currently, 3.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 8,496,692 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.9 days. A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on KR shares. TheStreet raised shares of Kroger from a “c+” rating to a “b”... 
 

Short Interest in Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Declines By 20.2%

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 33,994,025 shares, a decline of 20.2% from the December 15th total of 42,618,653 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 14,477,538 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.3 days. Approximately 0.7% of the shares of the company are sold short. A number of research firms have recently commented on WFC. Vetr cut Wells Fargo & Co from a “hold” rating to a “sell”... 
 

Pitney Bowes Sees Unusually High Options Volume (PBI)

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) saw unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 3,610 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,344% compared to the average daily volume of 250 call options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in Pitney Bowes by 11.9% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 7,041 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $106,000... 
 

Moneygram International Target of Unusually High Options Trading (MGI)

Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ:MGI) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors purchased 1,840 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,090% compared to the average volume of 84 put options. Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in Moneygram International by 108.8% during the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,942 shares of the financial services provider’s... 
 

Short Interest in Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Declines By 34.3%

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 12,200,625 shares, a decline of 34.3% from the December 15th total of 18,567,964 shares. Approximately 1.6% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 6,908,904 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.8 days. Shares of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) opened at $3.97 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,460.00, a price-to-earnings ratio... 
 

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN) Short Interest Update

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 12,043,985 shares, a decrease of 14.8% from the December 15th total of 14,139,032 shares. Approximately 5.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 2,425,982 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.0 days. In other Patterson-UTI Energy news, Director Tiffany J. Thom sold 2,574 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction... 
 

AlarmCom Hldg Inc (ALRM) Short Interest Up 86.8% in December

AlarmCom Hldg Inc (NASDAQ:ALRM) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,248,631 shares, an increase of 86.8% from the December 15th total of 668,528 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,160,659 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.1 days. Approximately 4.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. In related news, VP Daniel Ramos sold 19,909 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th.... 
 

Endo International plc – (ENDP) Short Interest Update

Endo International plc – (NASDAQ:ENDP) (TSE:ENL) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 20,250,569 shares, a decrease of 13.5% from the December 15th total of 23,402,027 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,647,667 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.6 days. Currently, 10.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Shares of Endo International (ENDP) opened at $7.95 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.08,... 
 

SLM Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (SLM)

SLM Corp (NASDAQ:SLM) was the target of unusually large options trading on Friday. Stock investors purchased 6,100 put options on the company. This is an increase of 4,385% compared to the typical volume of 136 put options. SLM has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub downgraded SLM from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Citigroup assumed coverage on SLM in a research note on Monday, January 8th. They issued an “outperform” rating... 
 

Sarepta Therapeutics Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SRPT)

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Stock traders bought 22,555 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,651% compared to the typical daily volume of 820 put options. Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) opened at $61.52 on Monday. Sarepta Therapeutics has a fifty-two week low of $26.26 and a fifty-two week high of $61.89. The company has a market cap of $3,980.00, a PE ratio of -30.16 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a quick ratio of 9.52, a current... 
 

Investors Purchase High Volume of Put Options on AFLAC (AFL)

AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) was the target of some unusual options trading on Friday. Stock investors purchased 11,626 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,235% compared to the typical volume of 498 put options. In related news, insider Audrey B. Tillman sold 310 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.57, for a total value of $25,906.70. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 41,937 shares in... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of International Business Machines Put Options (IBM)

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Friday. Stock investors purchased 113,438 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,334% compared to the typical daily volume of 7,909 put options. International Business Machines (IBM) opened at $163.14 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $151,033.61, a P/E ratio of 13.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 0.94. International Business Machines has a one year low of $139.13 and a one year... 
 

GoPro Inc (GPRO) Short Interest Up 4.3% in December

GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 31,241,300 shares, an increase of 4.3% from the December 15th total of 29,961,709 shares. Approximately 28.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 3,155,426 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 9.9 days. In related news, Director Anthony John Bates sold 17,023 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December... 
 

Legacy Reserves LP (LGCY) Short Interest Update

Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 636,162 shares, a drop of 38.3% from the December 15th total of 1,030,812 shares. Currently, 1.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 664,089 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.0 days. Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of Legacy Reserves from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in... 
 

Short Interest in Caretrust REIT Inc (CTRE) Rises By 48.2%

Caretrust REIT Inc (NASDAQ:CTRE) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,764,824 shares, an increase of 48.2% from the December 15th total of 2,539,540 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 518,384 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.3 days. Approximately 5.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Riverhead Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares... 
 

Short Interest in Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (APLS) Grows By 162.4%

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:APLS) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,250,101 shares, a growth of 162.4% from the December 15th total of 476,382 shares. Currently, 5.7% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 126,802 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 9.9 days. Several equities analysts recently issued reports on APLS shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on shares of Apellis... 
 

Retractable Technologies, Inc. (RVP) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Retractable Technologies, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:RVP) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 90,950 shares, an increase of 42.2% from the December 15th total of 63,948 shares. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 167,817 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.5 days. Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Retractable Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold”... 
 

Short Interest in Contango Oil & Gas (MCF) Increases By 109.4%

Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 572,311 shares, a growth of 109.4% from the December 15th total of 273,298 shares. Currently, 2.3% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 824,692 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.7 days. Contango Oil & Gas (MCF) opened at $5.58 on Monday. Contango Oil & Gas has a 1 year low of $2.22 and a 1 year high of... 
 

TiVo Target of Unusually High Options Trading (TIVO)

TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Stock investors purchased 10,300 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,440% compared to the average daily volume of 669 call options. Shares of TiVo (TIVO) opened at $14.75 on Monday. TiVo has a 1 year low of $13.75 and a 1 year high of $21.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 2.33 and a current ratio of 2.38. The stock has a market cap of $1,800.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -37.82, a PEG... 
 
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