Vringo sees higher options volume on spread trading. The stock is down a nickel to $3.26 and the Aug – Sep 3.5 put spread on the New York, NY patents and property rights company trades for 24 cents, 4000X. Looks like a roll out to Sep from Aug and extending a bearish outlook in VRNG [...]
Hefty call spread in Canadian Natural Resources looks like a closing trade. The stock is up 97 cents to $45.08 and the investor is apparently selling 30,500 Sep 34 calls on the Canadian oil and gas company at $10.70 and buying 20,000 Sep 39 calls for $6. Both legs are deep in-the-money and open interest [...]
Pinning action in Monsanto Jun 120 straddle. The stock is up 41 cents to $120 even into the close. The Jul 120 calls attracted interest Wednesday for $1.02. 4,122 now traded today against 10,548 in open interest. 1,844 Jul 120 puts traded vs 6,552 in open interest.
Bullish flow in Infoblox. The stock is up 7 cents to $11.98 and sweep buyers are showing interest in Jan 15 calls on the communciations company. Looks like $1.20 is being paid, to open. 7,183 traded total against 1,988 in open interest.
Joy Global calls are drawing interest. The stock is up 33 cents to $64.13 and 2,200 Aug 70 calls on the machinery company were swept this morning for 55 cents when the market was 43 to 63 cents. More recent trades included smaller sweeps for 70 and 75 cents. Volume at that strike is now [...]
Dupont draws a second day of increased call activity. The top trade yesterday was a 5,860-lot of Oct 65 calls on the chemicals company for $1.96 when the market was $1.94 to $1.96. More than 11,300 traded on the day and most of the flow was opening. Another 4,157-lot traded today for $1.90. Looks like [...]
Dominion Resources draws options action. The stock is up $1 to $70.14 and 2,918 Aug 70 calls on the utility are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.35 per contract. 3,580 traded against 1,205 in open interest. It’s probably rolling out of Jul 70s, which have traded 4,664 against 12,301 in open interest. Similar activity has [...]
Higher put volume in Valero. Looks like the investor sold 3,600 Jul 50 puts on the refiner at $1.16 and bought 7,000 Weekly (7/25) 49 puts for 80 cents per contract. Looks like it might roll a protective put an additional week and down one strike. The stock is down nearly 15% in a little [...]
RF Micro calls are busy again. Stock is up 59 cents to $10.59 and 7200 Aug 11 calls on the chipmaker are swept across multiple exchanges for 25 cents when the bid-ask was 15 to 25 cents. Looks opening and maybe replacing July 10s, where 2,207 traded vs. 11,480 in open interest. Most of the [...]
Mattel attracts incrased options activity. The stock is flat at $36.46 and 2,000 Aug 36 puts on the game-maker are swept across multiple exchanges for 60 cents and then another 1,960 for 60 cents when the bid-ask was 55 to 60 cents. 4,431 now changed hands at that strike and buyers are possibly opening positions [...]