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The following is a list of Monday's high volume gainers with bullish option market sentiment, i.e. a large number of open call option positions relative to put option positions.

For each stock, we'll list the Relative Volume indicator, which expresses Monday's trading volume as a multiple of the 3-month average volume.

Relative Volume data sourced from Finviz, options data sourced from Schaeffer's.

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The list has been sorted by the Put/Call ratio.

1. Gulf Resources, Inc. (GFRE): Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $361.3M. Monday's relative volume at 2.29, with the stock gaining 11.31% during the session. Call open interest at 35,143 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,833 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.05). Short float at 15.07%, which implies a short ratio of 9.52 days. The stock has gained 2.86% over the last year.

2. LSB Industries Inc. (NYSE:LXU): Electronic Equipment Industry. Market cap of $497.09M. Monday's relative volume at 2.07, with the stock gaining 9.37% during the session. Call open interest at 2,296 contracts vs. put open interest at 168 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.07). Short float at 4.18%, which implies a short ratio of 6.32 days. The stock has gained 105.67% over the last year.

3. International Coal Group, Inc. (NYSE:ICO): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $1.3B. Monday's relative volume at 1.96, with the stock gaining 3.73% during the session. Call open interest at 15,463 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,603 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.1). Short float at 7.39%, which implies a short ratio of 8.3 days. The stock has gained 39.22% over the last year.

4. 51job Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS): Staffing & Outsourcing Services Industry. Market cap of $1.36B. Monday's relative volume at 2.38, with the stock gaining 9.52% during the session. Call open interest at 7,822 contracts vs. put open interest at 953 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.12). Short float at 2.31%, which implies a short ratio of 3.31 days. The stock has gained 202.64% over the last year.

5. North American Palladium Ltd. (NYSEMKT:PAL): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $836.04M. Monday's relative volume at 2.24, with the stock gaining 3.47% during the session. Call open interest at 24,808 contracts vs. put open interest at 3,854 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.16). Short float at 2.81%, which implies a short ratio of 1.83 days. The stock has gained 119.77% over the last year.

6. Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS): Technical & System Software Industry. Market cap of $4.34B. Monday's relative volume at 2.54, with the stock gaining 3.50% during the session. Call open interest at 4,888 contracts vs. put open interest at 791 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.16). Short float at 2.46%, which implies a short ratio of 4.47 days. The stock has gained 15.7% over the last year.

7. Petroleum Development Corporation (PETD): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $726.5M. Monday's relative volume at 2.53, with the stock gaining 4.98% during the session. Call open interest at 3,289 contracts vs. put open interest at 595 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.18). Short float at 4.29%, which implies a short ratio of 3.98 days. The stock has gained 115.9% over the last year.

8. Del Monte Foods Co. (DLM): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $3.B. Monday's relative volume at 2.05, with the stock gaining 5.45% during the session. Call open interest at 7,056 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,462 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.21). Short float at 2.97%, which implies a short ratio of 2.44 days. The stock has gained 46.77% over the last year.

9. TransGlobe Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:TGA): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $1.01B. Monday's relative volume at 5.5, with the stock gaining 3.55% during the session. Call open interest at 3,667 contracts vs. put open interest at 773 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.21). Short float at 0.22%, which implies a short ratio of 0.63 days. The stock has gained 312.81% over the last year.

10. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. (NYSE:KKD): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $402.06M. Monday's relative volume at 1.5, with the stock gaining 3.65% during the session. Call open interest at 3,349 contracts vs. put open interest at 708 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.21). Short float at 4.23%, which implies a short ratio of 5.38 days. The stock has gained 80.06% over the last year.

11. Denison Mines Corp. (NYSEMKT:DNN): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $951.22M. Monday's relative volume at 4.76, with the stock gaining 11.55% during the session. Call open interest at 1,688 contracts vs. put open interest at 361 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.21). Short float at 2.35%, which implies a short ratio of 5.39 days. The stock has gained 91.78% over the last year.

12. Golden Star Resources, Ltd. (NYSEMKT:GSS): Gold Industry. Market cap of $1.54B. Monday's relative volume at 1.59, with the stock gaining 3.11% during the session. Call open interest at 16,702 contracts vs. put open interest at 3,582 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.21). Short float at 4.55%, which implies a short ratio of 3.41 days. The stock has gained 61.52% over the last year.

13. Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG): Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of $867.84M. Monday's relative volume at 1.65, with the stock gaining 3.13% during the session. Call open interest at 2,241 contracts vs. put open interest at 482 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.22). Short float at 3.33%, which implies a short ratio of 2.85 days. The stock has gained 62.47% over the last year.

14. Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corp. (TRE): Gold Industry. Market cap of $663.49M. Monday's relative volume at 1.85, with the stock gaining 3.27% during the session. Call open interest at 32,064 contracts vs. put open interest at 6,937 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.22). Short float at 3.04%, which implies a short ratio of 5.28 days. The stock has gained 142% over the last year.

15. Penn National Gaming Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN): Resorts & Casinos Industry. Market cap of $2.68B. Monday's relative volume at 1.87, with the stock gaining 3.68% during the session. Call open interest at 14,723 contracts vs. put open interest at 3,267 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.22). Short float at 3.53%, which implies a short ratio of 4.05 days. The stock has gained 21.76% over the last year.

16. RPC Inc. (NYSE:RES): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $2.61B. Monday's relative volume at 1.81, with the stock gaining 5.55% during the session. Call open interest at 4,748 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,198 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.25). Short float at 14.87%, which implies a short ratio of 8.3 days. The stock has gained 174.38% over the last year.

17. Charming Shoppes Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRS): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $439.9M. Monday's relative volume at 3.23, with the stock gaining 7.93% during the session. Call open interest at 768 contracts vs. put open interest at 208 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.27). Short float at 5.22%, which implies a short ratio of 4.87 days. The stock has lost -21.6% over the last year.

18. MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (PCS): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $4.32B. Monday's relative volume at 1.97, with the stock gaining 4.18% during the session. Call open interest at 59,972 contracts vs. put open interest at 16,265 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.27). Short float at 14.58%, which implies a short ratio of 6.37 days. The stock has gained 104.18% over the last year.

19. Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL): Silver Industry. Market cap of $2.3B. Monday's relative volume at 3.3, with the stock gaining 12.99% during the session. Call open interest at 285,509 contracts vs. put open interest at 78,615 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.28). Short float at 17.04%, which implies a short ratio of 5.38 days. The stock has gained 70.67% over the last year.

20. A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. (OTC:APWR): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $365.15M. Monday's relative volume at 1.93, with the stock gaining 6.20% during the session. Call open interest at 31,534 contracts vs. put open interest at 8,793 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.28). Short float at 16.87%, which implies a short ratio of 6.75 days. The stock has lost -24.06% over the last year.

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Source: Monday's High Volume Gainers With Bullish Options Sentiment