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Jernigan Capital Enters Oversold Territory

Jernigan Capital Enters Oversold Territory

The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Jernigan Capital Inc presently has a stellar rank, in the top 10% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.

IVH Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average

IVH Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average

In trading on Monday, shares of Ivy High Income Opportunities Fundhares O crossed below their 200 day moving average of $13.38, changing hands as low as $13.36 per share. Ivy High Income Opportunities Fundhares O shares are currently trading off about 0.5% on the day.

Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - BMRC

Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - BMRC

In trading on Monday, shares of Bank of Marin Bancorp crossed below their 200 day moving average of $41.83, changing hands as low as $41.77 per share. Bank of Marin Bancorp shares are currently trading up about 0.5% on the day.

AMNB Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average

AMNB Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average

In trading on Monday, shares of American National Bankshares, Inc. crossed below their 200 day moving average of $35.08, changing hands as low as $35.02 per share.

AROW Crosses Below Key Price/Book Valuation Level

AROW Crosses Below Key Price/Book Valuation Level

In trading on Monday, shares of Arrow Financial Corp. crossed below their last reported book value — defined as common shareholder equity per share — of $33.00, changing hands as low as $32.40 per share.

Costamare Shares Cross Below 200 DMA

Costamare Shares Cross Below 200 DMA

In trading on Monday, shares of Costamare Inc crossed below their 200 day moving average of $5.28, changing hands as low as $5.25 per share. Costamare Inc shares are currently trading down about 2.2% on the day.

Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: AAOI, ARCB, AMGN

Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: AAOI, ARCB, AMGN

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Applied Optoelectronics Inc , where a total volume of 3,651 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 365,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 46.5% of AAOI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 784,325 shares.

Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: SEAS, PFS, PAYS

Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: SEAS, PFS, PAYS

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. , where a total volume of 9,532 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 953,200 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares).

Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: GEO, PTE, RICK

Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: GEO, PTE, RICK

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in GEO Group Inc , where a total volume of 33,796 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.4 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 248.2% of GEO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares.

Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: ANIK, SIG, ISRG

Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: ANIK, SIG, ISRG

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Anika Therapeutics Inc. , where a total volume of 1,571 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 157,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares).