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Friday's High Volume Gainers With Bullish Options Sentiment

|Includes:AEIS, BRLI, BSX, CEPH, CLC, CMD, COHR, CTAS, FSTR, HOLX, HR, International Coal Group, Inc. (ICO), ITMN, KOP, KS, LINC, MDT, MDVN, MI, MSB, NSIT, PAET, SBNY, SFE, SIGM, SNV, SPPI, TTWO, WBS, ZQK
The following is a list of 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 Friday's trading volume as a multiple of the 3-month average volume.
 
Relative Volume data sourced from Finviz, options data sourced from Schaeffer's.



1. International Coal Group, Inc. (NYSE:ICO): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $1.42B. Today's relative volume at 6.34, with the stock gaining 3.72% during the session. Call open interest at 13,437 contracts vs. put open interest at 2,341 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.17). Short float at 7.71%, which implies a short ratio of 5.2 days. The stock has gained 74.94% over the last year.

2. Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $473.95M. Today's relative volume at 5.18, with the stock gaining 5.54% during the session. Call open interest at 32,777 contracts vs. put open interest at 6,347 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.19). Short float at 5.93%, which implies a short ratio of 5.6 days. The stock has lost -60.33% over the last year.

3. LB Foster Co. (NASDAQ:FSTR): Basic Materials Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $420.25M. Today's relative volume at 3.25, with the stock gaining 0.10% during the session. Call open interest at 1,486 contracts vs. put open interest at 315 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.21). Short float at 2.45%, which implies a short ratio of 7.53 days. The stock has gained 38.65% over the last year.

4. PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:PAET): Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $572.93M. Today's relative volume at 3.06, with the stock gaining 0.25% during the session. Call open interest at 2,033 contracts vs. put open interest at 435 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.21). Short float at 2.81%, which implies a short ratio of 9.49 days. The stock has gained 0.51% over the last year.

5. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $4.28B. Today's relative volume at 3.13, with the stock gaining 0.59% during the session. Call open interest at 12,629 contracts vs. put open interest at 3,007 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.24). Short float at 5.15%, which implies a short ratio of 5.74 days. The stock has gained 3.81% over the last year.

6. Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $1.95B. Today's relative volume at 2.93, with the stock gaining 3.61% during the session. Call open interest at 54,920 contracts vs. put open interest at 14,988 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.27). Short float at 12.95%, which implies a short ratio of 6.49 days. The stock has gained 25.76% over the last year.

7. Quiksilver Inc. (NYSE:ZQK): Textile Industry. Market cap of $822.98M. Today's relative volume at 4.89, with the stock gaining 3.59% during the session. Call open interest at 6,410 contracts vs. put open interest at 2,064 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.32). Short float at 3.53%, which implies a short ratio of 4.41 days. The stock has gained 195.29% over the last year.

8. CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE:CLC): Auto Parts Industry. Market cap of $2.2B. Today's relative volume at 3.01, with the stock gaining 0.50% during the session. Call open interest at 1,689 contracts vs. put open interest at 557 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.33). Short float at 3.19%, which implies a short ratio of 8.21 days. The stock has gained 35.36% over the last year.

9. Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPPI): Drug Manufacturers Industry. Market cap of $315.06M. Today's relative volume at 4.21, with the stock gaining 1.76% during the session. Call open interest at 19,773 contracts vs. put open interest at 7,453 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.38). Short float at 7.68%, which implies a short ratio of 8.27 days. The stock has gained 33.91% over the last year.

10. Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $432.7M. Today's relative volume at 4.23, with the stock gaining 2.10% during the session. Call open interest at 11,588 contracts vs. put open interest at 4,720 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.41). Short float at 14.79%, which implies a short ratio of 15.24 days. The stock has gained 26.91% over the last year.

11. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $1.01B. Today's relative volume at 13.27, with the stock gaining 13.40% during the session. Call open interest at 31,028 contracts vs. put open interest at 12,676 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.41). Short float at 12.35%, which implies a short ratio of 6.83 days. The stock has gained 47.41% over the last year.

12. Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $10.97B. Today's relative volume at 3.08, with the stock gaining 3.74% during the session. Call open interest at 244,457 contracts vs. put open interest at 104,516 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.43). Short float at 3.27%, which implies a short ratio of 3.01 days. The stock has lost -17.77% over the last year.

13. Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $554.93M. Today's relative volume at 2.82, with the stock gaining 8.90% during the session. Call open interest at 9,795 contracts vs. put open interest at 4,535 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.46). Short float at 6%, which implies a short ratio of 2.96 days. The stock has gained 6.13% over the last year.

14. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE): Diversified Investments Industry. Market cap of $336.65M. Today's relative volume at 4.95, with the stock gaining 0.80% during the session. Call open interest at 1,559 contracts vs. put open interest at 738 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.47). Short float at 3.54%, which implies a short ratio of 8.32 days. The stock has gained 73.57% over the last year.

15. Webster Financial Corp. (NYSE:WBS): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $1.42B. Today's relative volume at 3.3, with the stock gaining 0.94% during the session. Call open interest at 547 contracts vs. put open interest at 267 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.49). Short float at 6.21%, which implies a short ratio of 10.76 days. The stock has gained 48.24% over the last year.

16. Coherent Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR): Scientific & Technical Instruments Industry. Market cap of $1.14B. Today's relative volume at 2.72, with the stock gaining 0.66% during the session. Call open interest at 487 contracts vs. put open interest at 239 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.49). Short float at 2.75%, which implies a short ratio of 5.36 days. The stock has gained 68.91% over the last year.

17. Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $2.B. Today's relative volume at 2.57, with the stock gaining 0.74% during the session. Call open interest at 1,255 contracts vs. put open interest at 632 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.5). Short float at 7.31%, which implies a short ratio of 12.1 days. The stock has gained 56.07% over the last year.

18. Cantel Medical Corp. (CMN): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $392.4M. Today's relative volume at 3.91, with the stock gaining 0.90% during the session. Call open interest at 422 contracts vs. put open interest at 215 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.51). Short float at 3.66%, which implies a short ratio of 8.31 days. The stock has gained 11.29% over the last year.

19. InterMune Inc. (NASDAQ:ITMN): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $799.55M. Today's relative volume at 55.76, with the stock gaining 116.89% during the session. Call open interest at 113,161 contracts vs. put open interest at 60,299 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.53). Short float at 9.32%, which implies a short ratio of 5.46 days. The stock has gained 14.07% over the last year.

20. Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP): Lumber Industry. Market cap of $716.45M. Today's relative volume at 2.7, with the stock gaining 0.06% during the session. Call open interest at 1,421 contracts vs. put open interest at 792 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.56). Short float at 2.59%, which implies a short ratio of 4.78 days. The stock has gained 23.47% over the last year.


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