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Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)

Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT)

Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors bought 37,848 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 377% compared to the average daily volume of 7,942 call options. A number of brokerages recently commented on CAT. UBS AG reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $102.00 […]
Nomura Holdings Inc ADR (NMR) Short Interest Update

Nomura Holdings Inc ADR (NMR) Short Interest Update

Nomura Holdings Inc ADR (NYSE:NMR) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 522,450 shares, a decline of 42.3% from the June 15th total of 904,912 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 214,281 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.4 […]
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (SMFG) Short Interest Update

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (SMFG) Short Interest Update

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (NYSE:SMFG) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 3,756,068 shares, a drop of 39.4% from the June 15th total of 6,200,742 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,531,983 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]
Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (JNUG)

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (JNUG)

Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NYSE:JNUG) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders purchased 8,029 put options on the company. This is an increase of 374% compared to the typical volume of 1,693 put options. Shares of Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NYSE:JNUG) opened at 17.56 on Thursday. The […]
Activision Blizzard Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ATVI)

Activision Blizzard Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (ATVI)

Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 16,616 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 241% compared to the average daily volume of 4,866 call options. In other news, CEO Riccardo Zacconi sold 19,761 shares of the business’s stock in […]
Investors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on PulteGroup (PHM)

Investors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on PulteGroup (PHM)

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 10,856 call options on the company. This is an increase of 811% compared to the average daily volume of 1,192 call options. Several brokerages recently weighed in on PHM. Barclays PLC lowered shares of PulteGroup from an “overweight” rating […]
Traders Purchase Large Volume of Cerner Corporation Call Options (NASDAQ:CERN)

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Cerner Corporation Call Options (NASDAQ:CERN)

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 9,805 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,093% compared to the typical daily volume of 822 call options. In related news, COO Michael Nill sold 110,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction […]
LendingClub Corporation Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSE:LC)

LendingClub Corporation Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSE:LC)

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE:LC) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Investors bought 9,080 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 479% compared to the typical volume of 1,567 call options. LendingClub Corporation (NYSE:LC) opened at 5.20 on Thursday. The firm’s market capitalization is $2.10 billion. LendingClub Corporation has a […]
Mobileye NV (MBLY) Short Interest Down 43.2% in June

Mobileye NV (MBLY) Short Interest Down 43.2% in June

Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY) saw a large decrease in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,046,373 shares, a decrease of 43.2% from the June 15th total of 1,840,982 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,648,977 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.4 days. Approximately 0.6% of the […]
iShares Dow Jones US Home Const. (NYSE:ITB) Short Interest Down 42.8% in June

iShares Dow Jones US Home Const. (NYSE:ITB) Short Interest Down 42.8% in June

iShares Dow Jones US Home Const. (NYSE:ITB) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 4,011,919 shares, a decline of 42.8% from the June 15th total of 7,017,313 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,227,211 shares, the […]
FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (FCH) Short Interest Down 40.6% in June

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (FCH) Short Interest Down 40.6% in June

FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE:FCH) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,532,760 shares, a decline of 40.6% from the June 15th total of 2,578,887 shares. Currently, 1.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based […]
Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,351,201 shares, a drop of 40.6% from the June 15th total of 3,957,319 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,990,395 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 days. […]
Investors Buy High Volume of North Atlantic Drilling Put Options (NADL)

Investors Buy High Volume of North Atlantic Drilling Put Options (NADL)

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NYSE:NADL) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors bought 12,021 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,355% compared to the typical daily volume of 826 put options. North Atlantic Drilling (NADL) opened at 1.777 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price […]
Traders Buy Large Volume of FedEx Put Options (FDX)

Traders Buy Large Volume of FedEx Put Options (FDX)

FedEx Co. (NYSE:FDX) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 9,583 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 115% compared to the typical daily volume of 4,467 put options. A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. UBS AG upgraded shares […]
SPDR S&P Retail Target of Unusually High Options Trading (XRT)

SPDR S&P Retail Target of Unusually High Options Trading (XRT)

SPDR S&P Retail (NYSE:XRT) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 8,097 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 157% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,149 put options. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their […]
Ishares MSCI India ETF Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NASDAQ:INDA)

Ishares MSCI India ETF Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NASDAQ:INDA)

Ishares MSCI India ETF (NASDAQ:INDA) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors bought 10,407 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,933% compared to the typical daily volume of 512 put options. Ishares MSCI India ETF (INDA) opened at 33.93 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of […]
UnitedHealth Group Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 9,979 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 595% compared to the average volume of 1,435 put options. Several brokerages have recently issued reports on UNH. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a […]
Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM)

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM)

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders purchased 7,148 put options on the company. This is an increase of 967% compared to the typical volume of 670 put options. In related news, Director Brian P. Anderson sold 14,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on […]
OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE:OUT) Short Interest Down 43.8% in June

OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE:OUT) Short Interest Down 43.8% in June

OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE:OUT) was the target of a large decline in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 930,510 shares, a decline of 43.8% from the June 15th total of 1,655,817 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 648,907 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is […]
Investors Buy High Volume of Netflix Call Options (NFLX)

Investors Buy High Volume of Netflix Call Options (NFLX)

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 105,623 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 271% compared to the typical volume of 28,474 call options. Netflix (NFLX) opened at 183.86 on Thursday. Netflix has a 12 month low of $85.01 and […]
Traders Purchase Large Volume of Harley-Davidson Put Options (NYSE:HOG)

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Harley-Davidson Put Options (NYSE:HOG)

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 26,268 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 573% compared to the average volume of 3,906 put options. A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. FMR LLC boosted its stake […]
Traders Buy Large Volume of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd Call Options (NYSE:LQD)

Traders Buy Large Volume of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd Call Options (NYSE:LQD)

iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 20,031 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,400% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,335 call options. Shares of iShares IBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bd Fd (NYSE:LQD) […]
Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on S&P 500 MINI SPX OPTIONS INDEX (NYSE:XSP)

Investors Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on S&P 500 MINI SPX OPTIONS INDEX (NYSE:XSP)

S&P 500 MINI SPX OPTIONS INDEX (NYSE:XSP) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 117,346 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,917% compared to the typical volume of 5,818 put options. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This story was published by [[site]] and is the sole property […]
Oclaro Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:OCLR)

Oclaro Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:OCLR)

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders acquired 7,228 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 162% compared to the typical volume of 2,756 put options. Oclaro (NASDAQ OCLR) opened at 9.92 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.66 billion, a P/E ratio of […]
iShares Russell 2000 Index Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSE:IWM)

iShares Russell 2000 Index Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NYSE:IWM)

iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders bought 345,745 put options on the company. This is an increase of 148% compared to the average volume of 139,653 put options. Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) opened at 143.10 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average […]
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