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Kraft Heinz Target of Unusually High Options Trading (KHC)

Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors acquired 21,164 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 747% compared to the average volume of 2,498 call options. In other Kraft Heinz news, EVP Eduardo Pelleissone sold 35,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.85, for a total value of $2,234,750.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC... 
 

Traders Buy High Volume of Array Biopharma Call Options (ARRY)

Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ARRY) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders purchased 12,034 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,520% compared to the average daily volume of 743 call options. Several research firms have recently issued reports on ARRY. SunTrust Banks lifted their price target on Array Biopharma to $25.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 25th. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price target on Array Biopharma from $31.00... 
 

Parsley Energy Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (PE)

Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 4,140 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 2,504% compared to the average volume of 159 put options. In other Parsley Energy news, insider Bryan Sheffield sold 2,500,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.15, for a total value of $70,375,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 9,033,063 shares of the company’s stock,... 
 

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Celanese Put Options (CE)

Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors bought 1,175 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,099% compared to the typical volume of 98 put options. NYSE:CE opened at $99.62 on Friday. Celanese has a 12-month low of $95.45 and a 12-month high of $119.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 1.96 and a quick ratio of 1.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio... 
 

Acorda Therapeutics Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ACOR)

Acorda Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ACOR) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors bought 972 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,162% compared to the typical volume of 77 put options. Shares of ACOR opened at $18.97 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 4.09 and a quick ratio of 3.92. The company has a market capitalization of $911.21 million, a P/E ratio of 18.24 and a beta of 1.51. Acorda Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $15.60 and a 52-week high of $36.35.... 
 

Hormel Foods Target of Unusually High Options Trading (HRL)

Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 3,818 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,160% compared to the typical daily volume of 303 call options. A number of research firms have recently commented on HRL. Mizuho lowered shares of Hormel Foods from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. Jefferies Financial Group ... 
 

Investors Buy High Volume of AMETEK Put Options (AME)

AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders acquired 2,018 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,596% compared to the typical volume of 119 put options. In related news, insider John Wesley Hardin sold 29,955 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.55, for a total transaction of $2,442,830.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 70,016 shares of the company’s... 
 

Investors Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Brookdale Senior Living (BKD)

Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 1,289 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,013% compared to the typical daily volume of 61 call options. In other Brookdale Senior Living news, Director Marcus E. Bromley bought 6,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of $7.85 per share, for a total transaction of $50,240.00. Following the... 
 

Enerplus Target of Unusually High Options Trading (ERF)

Enerplus Corp (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 3,041 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 5,863% compared to the typical daily volume of 51 put options. A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in ERF. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. grew its holdings in Enerplus by 27.8% in the 2nd quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. now owns 13,673,724 shares of the oil and natural gas... 
 

Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Bank Ozk (OZK)

Bank Ozk (NASDAQ:OZK) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders purchased 1,723 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,131% compared to the typical volume of 140 put options. Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D purchased a new position in shares of Bank Ozk in the third quarter worth about $9,110,000. Welch & Forbes LLC purchased a new position in shares of Bank... 
 

Textron Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (TXT)

Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors bought 3,023 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 754% compared to the typical volume of 354 call options. Several analysts recently commented on TXT shares. Cowen reiterated a “$66.44” rating and set a $73.00 price target on shares of Textron in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on Textron from $74.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock a “$66.52”... 
 

Vanguard Financials ETF (VFH) Short Interest Down 42.7% in September

Vanguard Financials ETF (NYSEARCA:VFH) was the target of a large decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 324,060 shares, a decline of 42.7% from the September 14th total of 565,793 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 448,890 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.7 days. A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in VFH. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in Vanguard Financials ETF by 4.6% in the 1st quarter. Northern... 
 

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Put Options on Ceridian HCM (CDAY)

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc (NYSE:CDAY) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 688 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,066% compared to the typical volume of 59 put options. Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Northern Trust Corp bought a new stake in shares of Ceridian HCM in the 2nd quarter valued at $4,813,000. TPG Group Holdings SBS Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Ceridian HCM in the... 
 

Short Interest in RPM International Inc. (RPM) Drops By 36.8%

RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 2,633,587 shares, a decline of 36.8% from the September 14th total of 4,168,341 shares. Approximately 2.0% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,124,375 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days. RPM has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of RPM International from a... 
 

Traders Buy High Volume of Genuine Parts Put Options (GPC)

Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Investors purchased 3,077 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,788% compared to the typical volume of 163 put options. In other news, insider James R. Neill sold 512 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.94, for a total value of $50,145.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 5,661 shares in the company, valued... 
 

Five9 Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (FIVN)

Five9 Inc (NASDAQ:FIVN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock traders bought 971 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 891% compared to the typical volume of 98 call options. Shares of FIVN opened at $38.88 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -228.71 and a beta of 0.40. Five9 has a fifty-two week low of $22.51 and a fifty-two week high of $49.50. The company has a current ratio of 6.96, a quick ratio of 6.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio... 
 

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on AxoGen (AXGN)

AxoGen, Inc (NASDAQ:AXGN) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders purchased 1,380 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,669% compared to the typical volume of 78 put options. Shares of NASDAQ AXGN opened at $35.47 on Friday. AxoGen has a fifty-two week low of $19.35 and a fifty-two week high of $56.85. The company has a market capitalization of $1.41 billion, a PE ratio of -114.39 and a beta of -0.39. AxoGen (NASDAQ:AXGN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The medical equipment... 
 

Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF (GEM) Short Interest Down 95.7% in September

Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF (NYSEARCA:GEM) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 26,783 shares, a drop of 95.7% from the September 14th total of 628,643 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 161,549 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.2 days. Shares of Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF stock opened at $30.13 on Friday. Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF has a 1-year... 
 

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Exchange-Traded Fund (MINT) Short Interest Down 59.5% in September

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSEARCA:MINT) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 222,457 shares, a decrease of 59.5% from the September 14th total of 548,809 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 747,441 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.3 days. Shares of NYSEARCA:MINT opened at $101.52 on Friday. PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Exchange-Traded Fund has a 1 year low of $101.35 and a 1 year high of $101.87.... 
 

Pivotal Software (PVTL) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Pivotal Software (NASDAQ:PVTL) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 5,985,020 shares, an increase of 56.9% from the September 14th total of 3,813,602 shares. Currently, 12.8% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,780,351 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Several analysts recently weighed in on PVTL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pivotal Software from a “hold”... 
 

Pivotal Software (PVTL) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Pivotal Software (NASDAQ:PVTL) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 5,985,020 shares, an increase of 56.9% from the September 14th total of 3,813,602 shares. Currently, 12.8% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,780,351 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Several analysts recently weighed in on PVTL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pivotal Software from a “hold”... 
 

Pool Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (POOL)

Pool Co. (NASDAQ:POOL) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 3,250 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 5,704% compared to the average volume of 56 put options. A number of research firms have recently weighed in on POOL. BidaskClub raised Pool from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 7th. Robert W. Baird lowered Pool from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $131.00... 
 

J M Smucker Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (SJM)

J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 5,154 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,038% compared to the average volume of 453 call options. In related news, SVP Jeannette L. Knudsen sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.74, for a total value of $166,110.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 26,224 shares in the... 
 

Akcea Therapeutics Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (AKCA)

Akcea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AKCA) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders purchased 2,081 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 900% compared to the typical daily volume of 208 call options. A number of analysts have issued reports on AKCA shares. ValuEngine raised Akcea Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th. Needham & Company LLC started coverage on Akcea Therapeutics in a research note on... 
 

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Dover (DOV)

Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders purchased 2,997 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,197% compared to the average volume of 231 put options. In related news, Director Kristiane C. Graham sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.75, for a total value of $4,137,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 367,324 shares of the company’s stock,... 
 

Science Applications International Target of Unusually High Options Trading (SAIC)

Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 1,601 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,784% compared to the average daily volume of 85 call options. Science Applications International stock opened at $72.97 on Thursday. Science Applications International has a fifty-two week low of $66.63 and a fifty-two week high of $93.31. The stock has a market cap of $3.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.67, a PEG ratio of 3.55 and a... 
 

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on PPG Industries (PPG)

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 3,418 call options on the company. This is an increase of 831% compared to the typical volume of 367 call options. A number of brokerages have issued reports on PPG. ValuEngine raised PPG Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Northcoast Research set a $114.00 target price on PPG Industries and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research... 
 

Investors Purchase High Volume of AmTrust Financial Services Call Options (AFSI)

AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 73,807 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 59,422% compared to the average volume of 124 call options. AFSI stock opened at $14.44 on Thursday. AmTrust Financial Services has a 12 month low of $8.80 and a 12 month high of $14.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a current ratio of 0.54. AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) last released its quarterly earnings... 
 

Array Biopharma Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (ARRY)

Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ARRY) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Investors bought 2,021 put options on the company. This is an increase of 2,027% compared to the typical volume of 95 put options. In related news, Director Lunsen Gil J. Van sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.76, for a total transaction of $265,680.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 37,297 shares of the company’s stock,... 
 

BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (BJ) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

BJs Wholesale Club Holdings Inc (NYSE:BJ) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 3,127,216 shares, a growth of 486.0% from the September 14th total of 533,666 shares. Currently, 4.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 3,598,778 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.9 days. BJ has been the subject of several research reports. Gordon Haskett initiated coverage on shares of BJs Wholesale Club in a research... 
 

Cushman & Wakefield PLC (CWK) Short Interest Update

Cushman & Wakefield PLC (NYSE:CWK) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 5,746,835 shares, a growth of 61.7% from the September 14th total of 3,554,116 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,443,686 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.0 days. Approximately 2.7% of the company’s shares are sold short. Shares of CWK stock opened at $16.33 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.81, a quick ratio of 1.11... 
 

M&T Bank Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MTB)

M&T Bank Co. (NYSE:MTB) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 2,166 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,334% compared to the typical daily volume of 89 put options. In other news, Director Denis J. Salamone sold 25,209 shares of M&T Bank stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $179.76, for a total value of $4,531,569.84. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available... 
 

Michaels Companies Sees Unusually High Options Volume (MIK)

Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 2,546 put options on the company. This is an increase of 2,004% compared to the typical volume of 121 put options. Shares of MIK stock opened at $16.68 on Thursday. Michaels Companies has a 12-month low of $14.82 and a 12-month high of $27.87. The company has a market capitalization of $2.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.59,... 
 

Short Interest in Univar Inc (UNVR) Rises By 100.1%

Univar Inc (NYSE:UNVR) was the target of a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 5,174,526 shares, a growth of 100.1% from the September 14th total of 2,586,430 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,865,616 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days. Approximately 4.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. In related news, Director Kerry J. Preete acquired 8,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 24th.... 
 

Range Resources Corp. (RRC) Short Interest Update

Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 37,590,123 shares, a decline of 11.7% from the September 14th total of 42,568,456 shares. Approximately 15.3% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 7,509,509 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.0 days. RRC has been the subject of several recent research reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $21.00 price objective on Range Resources... 
 

Short Interest in Gardner Denver Holdings Inc (GDI) Expands By 56.5%

Gardner Denver Holdings Inc (NYSE:GDI) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 4,974,611 shares, an increase of 56.5% from the September 14th total of 3,179,069 shares. Approximately 4.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 1,466,579 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. GDI stock opened at $26.89 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.56, a current ratio of 2.53 and... 
 

Sony Corp (SNE) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 758,160 shares, a decrease of 59.1% from the September 14th total of 1,855,830 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,304,747 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days. Currently, 0.1% of the company’s shares are sold short. A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Sony from a “buy” rating to... 
 

iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (NYSEARCA:EWT) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 4,109,288 shares, a drop of 47.6% from the September 14th total of 7,841,091 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,466,347 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.9 days. iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF stock opened at $33.81 on Thursday. iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF has a 52 week low of $32.62 and a 52 week high of $39.35. A number of institutional investors... 
 

Short Interest in Invesco FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets ETF (PXH) Drops By 67.3%

Invesco FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:PXH) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 272,097 shares, a decrease of 67.3% from the September 14th total of 832,210 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 185,023 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.5 days. NYSEARCA PXH opened at $20.50 on Thursday. Invesco FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets ETF has a 12 month low of $19.75 and a 12 month high of $25.32. The business also recently disclosed... 
 

Sempra Energy Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SRE)

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors purchased 1,729 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,144% compared to the average daily volume of 139 put options. Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in SRE. Nomura Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Sempra Energy by 5,266.3% in the second quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc. now owns 3,138,899 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $364,458,000 after buying an... 
 

Golden Ocean Group Target of Unusually High Options Trading (GOGL)

Golden Ocean Group Ltd (NASDAQ:GOGL) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 5,507 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,792% compared to the average volume of 291 call options. A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Golden Ocean Group in a research report on Friday, August 17th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Golden Ocean Group from a “sell”... 
 

Agilent Technologies Target of Unusually High Options Trading (A)

Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 4,240 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 902% compared to the average daily volume of 423 call options. Several brokerages recently weighed in on A. Zacks Investment Research cut Agilent Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Agilent Technologies from $84.00 to $86.00 and gave the company an “overweight”... 
 

Traders Purchase High Volume of GTT Communications Call Options (GTT)

GTT Communications Inc (NYSE:GTT) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors acquired 3,797 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 3,586% compared to the typical daily volume of 103 call options. NYSE:GTT opened at $39.79 on Wednesday. GTT Communications has a 52 week low of $32.15 and a 52 week high of $62.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.29, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a current ratio of 0.69. The stock has a market cap of $2.37 billion, a PE ratio of 165.79 and a beta of 0.80. GTT Communications (NYSE:GTT)... 
 

Navistar International Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NAV)

Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 6,251 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,847% compared to the typical volume of 321 put options. Shares of NYSE NAV opened at $36.93 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.90, a current ratio of 1.14 and a quick ratio of 0.81. Navistar International has a 12 month low of $31.56 and a 12 month high of $47.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.81 billion, a price-to-earnings... 
 

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Total System Services Call Options (TSS)

Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 5,005 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,894% compared to the average daily volume of 251 call options. In other Total System Services news, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 15,332 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.30, for a total value of $1,430,475.60. Following the completion of the sale, the executive... 
 

Michaels Companies Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (MIK)

Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders purchased 2,992 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,292% compared to the average volume of 215 call options. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. WP Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Michaels Companies in the 2nd quarter valued at about $113,000. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Michaels Companies in the 2nd... 
 

Traders Purchase High Volume of Ellie Mae Call Options (ELLI)

Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 3,883 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 3,945% compared to the typical volume of 96 call options. In other news, CEO Jonathan Corr sold 589 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.87, for a total transaction of $49,399.43. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 109,572 shares in the company, valued... 
 

Regions Financial Corp (RF) Short Interest Update

Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 33,075,422 shares, a decrease of 16.9% from the September 14th total of 39,805,930 shares. Currently, 3.0% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 11,187,945 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.0 days. Shares of Regions Financial stock opened at $17.22 on Wednesday. Regions Financial has a 12 month low of $14.68 and a 12 month... 
 

United Natural Foods Sees Unusually High Options Volume (UNFI)

United Natural Foods Inc (NASDAQ:UNFI) saw unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 3,847 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 820% compared to the average daily volume of 418 put options. Shares of UNFI stock opened at $26.70 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 2.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. United... 
 

J B Hunt Transport Services Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (JBHT)

J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 1,951 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 984% compared to the average volume of 180 call options. NASDAQ JBHT opened at $113.89 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.93.... 
 
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