Archive for October 6th, 2009

Option Volume Leaders as of 4:20 PM

Symbol Name Contracts Calls Puts Spot (Delayed) Spot Chg T A Tand T Inc 1,951,664 98.9% 1.1% $27.15 +0.39 C Citigroup Inc 778,383 81.5% 18.5% $4.67 +0.00 VZ Verizon Communications Inc 439,128 97.8% 2.2% $30.17 +0.21 BAC Bank of America Corporation 353,862 57.3% 42.7% $17 +0.04 AAPL Apple Inc 214,142 64.6% 35.4% $190.01 +3.99 GE [...]

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Childrens Place Retail Stores Inc (PLCE) $31.46 +5.11%

Investor are buying Children’s Place (PLCE) calls ahead of the company’s September sales conference call, Thursday, at 7:30 eastern time. Shares are up $1.37 to $31.30 and two lots of 1,500 (3000 total) Oct 35 calls were bought for 15 and 20 cents per contract on CBOE. 3598 now traded vs. 112 of open interest. [...]

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Citigroup Inc (C) $4.70 +0.64%

Citi (C) Jan 2011 calls at the $5 strike saw an uptick in activity in afternoon trading Tuesday. Four blocks, of 50K each, totaling 200K contracts hit bid-side for $1.28. The trades were part of a sale of 233,000 contracts and tied to 14.2 million Citi shares at $4.80. While it is possible that this [...]

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ProShares Short S&P500 (SH) $56.31 -1.44%

The SP Short Proshares, an etf designed to move opposite the SP500, has seen a massive spike in call volume today, with more than 22,000 contracts trading, a record for the product since options on it were listed in November 2007. Nearly all of the volume is in the out-of-the-money Nov 59 calls, with buyer(s) [...]

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CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) $25.67 -4.36%

What a difference two days make. The CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX), which hit a high of 29.56 and its best levels in a month Friday, is down 1.00 to 25.84. Meanwhile, 5.13 million puts and 7.79 million calls traded so far today, a ratio of .66. By way of comparison, the ratio hit 1.14 (8 [...]

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

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C FFNW First Financial Northwest Inc 5,004 145 34.51 0.00 AMAG AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc 6,670 301 22.16 0.48 JAVA Sun Microsystems Inc 9,530 451 21.13 1.22 INTU Intuit Inc 3,667 317 11.57 1.63 ITUB Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA 5,736 517 11.09 3.23 CMCSK Comcast Corporation 7,112 715 [...]

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Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (IPG) $7.00 +1.16%

Big Prints in Interpublic Group (IPG) after the Oct – Jan 7.5 call spread trades for 75 cents, 62500X. Looks like a roll from October to January. It possibly closes a position opened on June 22, when 60K Oct 7.5s bought along with 40K Oct 10 calls, sold. Shares are up 8 cents to $7 [...]

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Salesforce Com Inc (CRM) $58.33 +3.39%

Salesforce.com (CRM) is up $1.77 to $58.19 and calls are busy after Jim Cramer made positive commments about the company on yesterday’s Mad Money. 10K contracts traded, which represents 3X the expected and more than 3X the number of puts. Oct 55 calls are the most actives. 5,330 traded and about two-thirds traded ask-side. Oct [...]

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Alcoa Inc (AA) $13.78 +2.68%

Alcoa (AA) is up 3.4 percent to $13.88 and the best gainer in the Dow Tuesday amid optimism for the aluminum maker’s earnings report. Alcoa unofficially kicks off the earnings reporting season tomorrow after the closing bell. Shares are up and options volume is 2X the average daily. 126K contracts traded and 70 percent of [...]

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Seagate Technology (STX) $15.12 +0.97%

Seagate shares 17c to $15.15 pushing back through resistance and approaching the 52-week high of $15.50 set last week but one player is taking a cautious approach as 6,000 of the Nov. $15 puts were purchased. This was potentially tied to purchase of stock but still looks like a protective or position. Merger activity has [...]

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