Author Archive: Fred Ruffy

Frederic Ruffy is a well-known trader, writer, and strategist who has spent years educating investors and creating intelligent, insightful, unbiased market observations that are frequently cited by the Wall Street Journal and other financial publications. As senior analyst, Fred provides frequent and regular notes and daily updates for activity of interest.

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Hewlett Packard Co (HPQ) $30.52 -0.38%

Higher call volume in Hewlett Packard driven by opening of calls that expire next week. The stock is off 9c to $30.53 and a 9.3K lot of Aug 7th Weekly 30.5 calls on the computer company trades for 49c on ISE. It’s a customer buyer, according to ISEE data. More than 15.4K traded against 331 [...]

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Generac Holding Inc (GNRC) $35.17 -0.68%

Noteworthy print in Generac opens the second largest options block in the name. The stock is off 23c to $35.17 and 4.6K Nov 32.5 puts on the power generator company are opened for $1.65 when the market was 1.35 to 1.65. 5K traded total and the flow opens the second biggest open interest in Generac [...]

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EOG Resources Inc (EOG) $77.36 -1.58%

EOG Resources with increased put activity ahead of earnings. The stock is off $1.27 to $77.27 and the Aug 70 – 77.5 put spread on the oil and gas company trades for $2, 3000X, on CBOE and 2000X, on ISE as well. 5000 traded total and data from ISE indicate that a customer is buying-to-open. [...]

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Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (DB) $35.13 +1.02%

Deutsche Bank draws downside put flow as the stock caps off a strong month. Shares are up 38c to $35.13 today and have added 16.5% in July. 11K Sep 32 puts have traded on the bank. Most of the flow has been smaller lots for 40c, swept on BATS. A few small lots also printed [...]

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TerraForm Power Inc (TERP) $30.25 -1.79%

Opening activity in TerraForm Power puts ahead of earnings. The stock is off 39c to $30.37 and 3K Aug 30 puts on the utility company traded midday for 75c when the market was 55 to 75c. More than 6.2K traded at that line. Another 3.7K Sep 30 puts also traded in the name. Total volume [...]

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Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (BCEI) $8.28 +0.00%

Notable print in Bonanza Creek opens the second biggest options block in the name. The stock is off 11c to $8.16 after falling to 52-week lows of $7.83 on an earnings miss Monday. 6.2K Oct 10 puts on the oil and gas company trade for $2.525 when the market was 2 to 2.55. A shareholder [...]

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Bristol Myers Squibb Co (BMY) $66.11 +2.50%

Busy morning for Bristol Myers options. The stock hit a high of $66.78 and is up $1.64 to $66.10 on takeover speculation, according to Briefing. Expiring Weekly 65 calls have traded more than 3K and some of the flow surfaced early with the stock near $35.25. Expiring Weekly 65.5 calls, Aug 7th Weekly 66 calls, [...]

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Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ) $17.19 +3.43%

Higher call volume in Hertz driven by a large position adjustment. The stock is up 39c to $17 and an investor sells 37K Sep 20 calls on the auto rental company at 27.5c and buys 19.3K Aug 14th Weekly 17.5 calls for 52.5c. The Aug 14 Weeklys are opening and the other leg probably closes [...]

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T Mobile US Inc (TMUS) $40.85 +5.12%

Notable ratio spread in T-Mobile as a post-earnings spike sends shares to multi-year highs. The stock is up $2 to $40.86 and on a two-day 8.6% run higher since posting quarterly results yesterday morning. On the options front, a Sep 40 – 42, 1X2, call ratio spread on the telecomm trades at 15c, 4900X. It [...]

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Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) $34.90 -0.85%

Hefty premium purchase in Schwab opens the largest block of open interest in the name. The stock is down 28c to $34.91 and 25K Dec 35 calls on the discount broker trade for $2.05 when the market was 1.85 to 2.05. The $5.1M in premium is tied to 1.2M shares and maybe stock replacement. It’s [...]

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