Archive for March 1st, 2010

Option Volume Leaders as of 4:20 PM

Symbol Name Contracts Calls Puts Spot (Delayed) Spot Chg F Ford Motor Company 321,244 83.1% 16.9% $12.41 +0.67 BAC Bank of America Corporation New 208,625 48.7% 51.3% $16.71 +0.05 AAPL Apple Inc 201,233 55.4% 44.6% $208.99 +4.37 C Citigroup Inc 193,711 56.8% 43.2% $3.39 -0.01 QCOM Qualcomm Inc 179,635 65.8% 34.2% $35.56 -1.12 NVS Novartis [...]

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URS Corp (URS) $46.74 +0.52%

URS, a San Francisco-based engineering and construction company, is up 20 cents to $46.70 and trading in the options market is cautious ahead of earnings, March 2 after market. 1800 puts and 40 calls traded. Mar 45, April 45, and April 40 puts are the most actives (about 97 percent Ask) and implied volatility edged [...]

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Bearish

Sallie Mae (SLM) is down 25 cents to $10.29 and 18K puts trade on the Reston, VA student loan company. The volume represents 4X the usual and more than 10X the number of calls traded. The top trade is 2525 April 9 puts at 20 cents on ISE, an opening customer buyer, according to ISEE [...]

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Fannie Mae (FNM) $0.98 -1.00%

Big Prints in Fannie (FNM) and Freddie (FRE). In Fannie, shares are flat at 99 cents and the focus is on the Mar – Sep $1 (2X1) put ratio spread, which traded 15000X. Looks like closing of Mar 1 puts at 9 cents to write a new position in Sep 1 puts at 22 cents. [...]

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Ford Motor Company (F) $12.25 +4.34%

Brisk trading in Ford Motor (F) Monday, as shares break above a Jan 11, 2010 high and hit levels not seen since March 2005. Shares are up 52 cents to $12.26 and 190K calls traded on the automaker. The action includes the purchase of 20.75K Jan 15 calls at 87 cents each (tied to shares [...]

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

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C ADS Alliance Data Systems 12,105 144 84.06 1.79 TRE Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation 3,586 54 66.41 10.51 COMS 3Com Corp 4,010 66 60.76 3.37 RDN Radian Group Inc 10,117 215 47.06 0.73 FNM Fannie Mae 47,294 1,774 26.66 4.78 KBH KB Home 7,306 423 17.27 1.06 SLM [...]

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JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU) $11.27 +5.02%

JDS Uniphase (JDSU) is up 54 cents to $11.27, session (and 52 week) highs, and JDSU calls are seeing interest for a second day (see Friday’s 10:39 color). March 10 and 11 calls were busy Friday. Today, April 11s are the most actives. 10.7K traded: 92 percent at the Ask and 1252 in open interest. [...]

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) $50.15 +4.20%

Cognizant Technology (CTSH), the Teaneck, NJ business software company, has been on the move today. Now up $2 to $50.13 and session highs. No news on the stock, but January 2012 $47.5 calls are busy for a second day. After 4700 were apparently bought to open Friday, another 7700 were bought at $10.90 per contract [...]

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AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc (AMAG) $34.53 -9.58%

AMAG Pharmaceuticals (AMAG) lost $3.68 to $34.51 and is falling to session lows, even after the company reported earnings and revenues that beat Street expectations. Maybe something negative was said in this morning’s conference call because shares are under pressure and it appears an investor sold the AMAG April 37.5 – 45 call spread at [...]

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Cell Therapeutics Inc (CTIC) $0.69 +2.46%

After hitting a low of 58 cents per share early, Cell Therapeutics (CTIC) saw a morning spike and is flat at 67 cents on reports a date has been set for an FDA review of an NDA for CTIC’s pixantrone for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The meeting was due to take place on Feb 10, but delayed [...]

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