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Adobe Systems (ADBE) $68.53 +0.53%

Adobe attracts heavy trading. The stock is seeing volatile action and is up 42 cents to $68.59 after quarterly results were leaked early. The software-maker released better-than-expected EPS and the numbers were out 20 minutes ago, instead of after the closing bell. March 72.5 calls on Adobe a seeing a flurry of activity, 16,820 traded. [...]

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Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (PEG) $36.95 +0.43%

Impressive call volume in Public Enterprises. The stock is up just 15 cents to $36.94 and a flurry of smaller sweeps of Jun 35 calls traded on the Newark, New Jersey utility company in midday and afternoon trading. Some traded for $2.30 early and, more recently, the calls have been trading for $2.70 and $2.75. [...]

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Hewlett Packard Co (HPQ) $30.54 +3.60%

Higher call volume in Hewlett Packard. The stock is up 3.6% to $30.56 and seeing relative strength on an analyst upgrade today. On the options front, March 40.5 calls, which are 6 cents in-the-money and expiring at the end of this week, are the most actives in H-P options. 19,090 traded against 366 in open [...]

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TIBCO Software (TIBX) $21.66 +2.03%

Tibco ticks higher. The stock is up 43 cents to $21.66 after dealReporter said the software company has changed its bylaws to make it easier for activist investors to nominate board candidates. Options volume is running 4X the daily average, being driven by a Mar 22 – May 23 call spread for 25 cents, 2650X. [...]

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Mattel Inc (MAT) $38.21 +1.46%

Mattel attracts bullish options volume. The stock is up 54 cents to $38.20 and midday sweeps of Mar 38s printed for 40 and 50 cents per contract. Volume at that strike is 3,905 against 854 in open interest. The contract is 20 cents in-the-money and expiring at the end of the week.

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Qep Resources Inc (QEP) $28.87 +1.09%

Qep Resources sees a noteworthy risk-reversal. The stock is down 22 cents to $28.78 and tjhe investor sold 16,828 Jun 30 calls on the Denver, CO oil and gas company at $1.45 to buy 12,621 Jun 25 puts for 70 cents each. The combo has traded more than once. 27,848 Jun 30 calls and 20,212 [...]

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H and R Block Inc (HRB) $29.72 -0.40%

Three-legged spread in H&R Block ahead of Tax Season. The stock is off 16 cents to $29.68 and it looks like the investor is selling 3,500 Oct 24 puts on HRB at 78 cents to buy 3500 Oct 30 – 36 call spreads for $1.80. It’s opening and seems to be expressing the view that [...]

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E House China Holding Limited (EJ) $14.06 -0.14%

Bullish spread trade in E House China. After falling to a morning low of $13.14 on a Goldman Sachs downgrade, the stock is up 8 cents to $14.08. On the options front, a May 15 – 20 call spread trades on EJ for 95 cents, 2000X on ISE. It’s an opening customer buyer, according to [...]

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Blackstone Group LP (BX) $33.86 +1.17%

Bullish play on Blackstone. The stock is up 45 cents to $33.92 and one investor sold 20,770 Apr 32 puts on the private equity firm, down to 53 cents per contract. It’s opening and seems to be expressing confidence that shares will hold above $32 over the next four and a half weeks. BX is [...]

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Guess Inc (GES) $28.94 +1.72%

Pre-earnings action in Guess. The stock is up 60 cents to $29.05 and the top trade on the apparel company is a 2000-lot of Mar 30 calls this morning for 67.5 cents. A bit later, another 1,000 traded for 80 cents when the market was 70 to 80 cents. Volume at that strike is now [...]

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