Wednesday's High Volume Gainers With Bullish Options Sentiment

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Compiled by Alexander Crawford: The following is a list of Wednesday'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 Wednesday'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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1. Concur Technologies, Inc. (CNQR): Technical & System Software Industry. Market cap of $2.76B. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.39, with the stock gaining 2.24% during the session. Call open interest at 8,206 contracts vs. put open interest at 2,406 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.29). Short float at 15.03%, which implies a short ratio of 10.7 days. The stock has gained 22.79% over the last year.

2. CVR Energy, Inc. (CVI): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $1.28B. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.06, with the stock gaining 3.62% during the session. Call open interest at 743 contracts vs. put open interest at 119 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.16). Short float at 1.53%, which implies a short ratio of 1.82 days. The stock has gained 93.53% over the last year.

3. Dish Network Corp. (DISH): CATV Systems Industry. Market cap of $8.98B. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.89, with the stock gaining 2.57% during the session. Call open interest at 36,166 contracts vs. put open interest at 14,783 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.41). Short float at 4.02%, which implies a short ratio of 3.07 days. The stock has lost -4.34% over the last year.

4. Domino's Pizza, Inc. (DPZ): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $970.85M. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 2.13, with the stock gaining 3.15% during the session. Call open interest at 3,616 contracts vs. put open interest at 612 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.17). Short float at 6.69%, which implies a short ratio of 4.17 days. The stock has gained 86.29% over the last year.

5. Elan Corp. plc (ELN): Drug Delivery Industry. Market cap of $3.47B. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.7, with the stock gaining 5.4% during the session. Call open interest at 97,489 contracts vs. put open interest at 23,913 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.25). Short float at 1.52%, which implies a short ratio of 2.66 days. The stock has lost -12.15% over the last year.

6. Entropic Communications, Inc. (ENTR): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.04B. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.87, with the stock gaining 5.02% during the session. Call open interest at 13,281 contracts vs. put open interest at 3,313 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.25). Short float at 24.25%, which implies a short ratio of 6.66 days. The stock has gained 270.06% over the last year.

7. Genoptix, Inc. (GXDX): Medical Laboratories & Research Industry. Market cap of $338.11M. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.21, with the stock gaining 2.11% during the session. Call open interest at 7,708 contracts vs. put open interest at 1,867 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.24). Short float at 6.72%, which implies a short ratio of 3.66 days. The stock has lost -46.04% over the last year.

8. Houston American Energy Corp. (HUSA): Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $550.74M. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.62, with the stock gaining 4.46% during the session. Call open interest at 2,568 contracts vs. put open interest at 521 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.2). Short float at 19.6%, which implies a short ratio of 17.52 days. The stock has gained 167.67% over the last year.

9. MIPS Technologies Inc. (MIPS): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $811.28M. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.47, with the stock gaining 3.32% during the session. Call open interest at 52,563 contracts vs. put open interest at 7,304 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.14). Short float at 17.49%, which implies a short ratio of 3.39 days. The stock has gained 258.19% over the last year.

10. OfficeMax Inc. (OMX): Specialty Retail Industry. Market cap of $1.55B. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.08, with the stock gaining 1.05% during the session. Call open interest at 29,610 contracts vs. put open interest at 9,589 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.32). Short float at 10.28%, which implies a short ratio of 4.73 days. The stock has gained 35.77% over the last year.

11. Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (OWW): General Entertainment Industry. Market cap of $530.99M. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.96, with the stock gaining 1.73% during the session. Call open interest at 889 contracts vs. put open interest at 349 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.39). Short float at 1.46%, which implies a short ratio of 5.06 days. The stock has lost -29.96% over the last year.

12. Sprint Nextel Corp. (S): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $13.29B. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.57, with the stock gaining 4.16% during the session. Call open interest at 667,625 contracts vs. put open interest at 188,786 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.28). Short float at 4.46%, which implies a short ratio of 2.64 days. The stock has gained 7.75% over the last year.

13. Select Comfort Corporation (SCSS): Home Furnishings & Fixtures Industry. Market cap of $546.44M. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.09, with the stock gaining 3.45% during the session. Call open interest at 1,012 contracts vs. put open interest at 256 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.25). Short float at 5.27%, which implies a short ratio of 5.01 days. The stock has gained 52.87% over the last year.

14. Sunrise Senior Living Inc. (SRZ): Long-Term Care Facilities Industry. Market cap of $352.19M. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 5.88, with the stock gaining 12.77% during the session. Call open interest at 862 contracts vs. put open interest at 307 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.36). Short float at 6.33%, which implies a short ratio of 5.7 days. The stock has gained 87.43% over the last year.

15. TCF Financial Corporation (TCB): Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $2.15B. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 2.61, with the stock gaining 4.52% during the session. Call open interest at 46,360 contracts vs. put open interest at 9,089 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.2). Short float at 17.73%, which implies a short ratio of 10.87 days. The stock has gained 12.66% over the last year.

16. VisionChina Media Inc. (VISN):
Advertising Agencies Industry. Market cap of $334.01M. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 2.64, with the stock gaining 1.95% during the session. Call open interest at 2,496 contracts vs. put open interest at 166 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.07). Short float at 2.46%, which implies a short ratio of 2.8 days. The stock has lost -60.63% over the last year.

17. Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN):
Trucking Industry. Market cap of $1.64B. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 1.81, with the stock gaining 4.12% during the session. Call open interest at 560 contracts vs. put open interest at 81 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.14). Short float at 9.2%, which implies a short ratio of 5.46 days. The stock has gained 11.18% over the last year.

18. ZOLL Medical Corp. (ZOLL): Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $848.02M. Wednesday's Relative Volume at 2.59, with the stock gaining 8.02% during the session. Call open interest at 115 contracts vs. put open interest at 23 contracts (Put/Call ratio at 0.2). Short float at 7.87%, which implies a short ratio of 10.09 days. The stock has gained 39.27% over the last year.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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