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  • Friday's High Volume Gainers With Bullish Options Sentiment 1 comment
    Dec 17, 2010 12:28 PM | about stocks: ICO, MDVN, FSTR, PAET, CTAS, SNV, ZQK, CLC, SPPI, SIGM, TTWO, BSX, AEIS, SFE, WBS, COHR, SBNY, CMN, ITMN, KOP, KS, LINC, GPRO, BRLI, MDT, HR, MI, NSIT, MSB, CEPH
    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. (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. (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. (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. (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 (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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 (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. (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. (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. (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. (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 (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. (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. (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.


    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
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  • Hello,
    I am a day trader and concentrate mostly on growth stocks. Nice article. Some of the stocks mentioned have shown strength despite of the market. These mkt corrections are needed to be able to identify the true leaders. We will soon enough witness which ones will really survive and be true champions.
    29 Jun 2011, 03:05 PM Reply Like
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