Archive for August, 2009

Boston Scientific Corp (BSX) $11.44 +0.00%

Boston Scientific (BSX) is up 7 cents to $11.51 and recent trades include a sweep of 5000 Sep 11 puts at the offer for 20 cents. Looks like a new position ahead of conference call (tomorrow, 8:00 ET) discussing results from MADIT-CRT Trial.

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Iron Mountain Inc (IRM) $29.57 -1.00%

Iron Mountain (IRM) fell 54 cents to $29.87 and 3,550 puts traded Friday, compared to only 145 calls traded. Sep 30 puts were the most actives. 1,930 traded and 97 percent hit ask-side. Oct 30 puts saw volume as well. Total open interest in IRM puts increased by 1,555 (+111 calls), as some investors seem [...]

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Russell 2000 Index (.RUT) $574.07 -1.00%

Russell 2000 Small Cap Index (.RUT) Sep 630 – 640 call spread traded more than 23000X Friday. Some investors were selling this deep out-of-the-money spread and collecting 35 cents. Open interest data indicate new positions were opened. The Russell is down 3.90 to 575.96.

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Daily Rundown, August 31

Stocks are set to open lower amid weakness in overseas markets and ahead of key data during the week ahead.

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Option Volume Leaders as of 4:20 PM

Symbol Name Contracts Calls Puts Spot (Delayed) Spot Chg C Citigroup Inc 1,952,938 67.4% 32.6% $5.23 +0.18 AIG American International Group Inc Corp 493,907 41.6% 58.4% $50.23 +2.39 BAC Bank of America Corporation 278,967 60.9% 39.1% $17.98 +0.06 AAPL Apple Inc 241,380 41.7% 58.3% $170.05 +0.60 DELL Dell Inc 181,574 54.6% 45.4% $15.93 +0.28 INTC [...]

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Friday’s Options Recap

Stocks rebound from early losses, finish mixed. Read More.

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Nokia Corp (NOK) $13.86 +1.69%

Nokia (NOK) shares gained 23 cents to $13.86 after the Wall Street Journal reported the company was to begin selling its first smartphone based on Linux-based software, a move designed to protect market share from Apple’s iPhone (link to story). In the options market, Nokia Sep calls were active after 12000 Sep 14s traded for [...]

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Pulte Homes Inc (PHM) $13.15 +0.15%

Homebuilder Pulte Homes (PHM) is down 2 cents to $13.11 and 11K puts trade today, comapred to 2700 calls. The action includes a 1760 Oct 9 puts recently traded on the ISE, which is an opening customer buyer, according to sentiment data. 4200 now traded. Looks liek buyers of Jan11 puts and Jan11 7.5 – [...]

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Apple Inc (AAPL) $169.94 +0.29%

Apple (AAPL) is up 39 cents to $169.84 and the top trade of the day is 7000 Sep 145 puts for 22 cents on PHLX. It was part of a AAPL Sep 135 – 145 – 155 put fly that traded b/d-to-b/d for 43 cents. It might close. If not, it represents a very bearish [...]

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Put/Call Ratio Leaders* as of 3:00 PM

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C JNS Janus Capital Group Inc 3,228 3 1076.00 1.70 HGT Hugoton Royalty Trust 2,572 13 197.85 5.25 INFN Infinera Corporation 2,950 103 28.64 3.05 IRM Iron Mountain Inc 3,550 145 24.48 1.42 KG King Pharmaceuticals Inc 2,540 186 13.66 0.07 CCL Carnival Corp 9,236 766 12.06 1.57 [...]

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