Large Cap Stocks

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) $71.39 -0.27%

Early call buyers tap into Molson Coors Brewing. Shares are off 36 cents to $71.22 and 1378 Oct 72.5 calls on the beverage company trades for $1.70 across multiple exchanges when the market was $1.50 to $1.70. It’s opening. 2,250 Oct 75 calls also changed hands. Bullish trading comes three days after BTIG downgraded TAP [...]

September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Apple Inc (AAPL) $98.00 -0.37%

Record day for AAPL options volume as shares swing 6%. Nearly 3 million Apple options traded today, blasting through the prior non-dividend record of 2.3M set just last week as traders digested news out of the iPhone 6 presentation which sent shares to a new all-time high over $103 at 2pm, followed by a 6.5% [...]

September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Southern Co (SO) $43.46 +0.07%

Southern Co sees interest Sep 45 calls. 2,950 traded vs. 2,421 in open interest. Shares of the utility are off 3 cents to $43.40, and some investors are possibly replacing some of the boatload of the open interest in Aug calls. The Aug 46s have 20,954 contracts of open interest and expiring 6% out-of-the-money. There’s [...]

August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Williams Companies Inc (WMB) $57.70 +1.62%

Call spread trading in Williams Companies. The stock is up 94 cents to $57.75 and one investor bought the Jan2016 60-70 call spread on the natural gas company this morning for $2.50, 10000X. It’s tied to 210K shares at $57.55 and maybe a stock replacement player. The spread has traded 13500X on the day.

August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) $44.66 +0.88%

Repeat activity in Microsoft. With the stock up 30 cents to $44.57, the Aug 35 – Nov 39 call spread on the software maker trades for $3.97, 60587X. The action is similar to the Aug 35 – Nov 37 call spread that traded on Monday, 62000X, which rolled a block of short calls to Nov [...]

August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Apple Inc (AAPL) $97.59 +0.09%

The largest block of equity options today is in Apple. With the stock up a nickel to $97.55, a 20200-lot of Weekly (9/12) 101 calls trades at $1.17 on ISE. A customer sold the calls, to open, according to ISEE data, and is maybe overwriting a position in shares on the view AAPL isn’t likely [...]

August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Southwestern Energy (SWN) $39.10 +0.28%

Southwest Energy sees increased call activity. With the stock up 16 cents to $39.15, 3,652 Sep 40 calls on the oil and gas company are swept across multiple exhanges for 73 cents when the bid-ask was 67 to 73 cents. 5,051 now traded against 1,765 in open interest. The market is 81 to 82 cents. [...]

August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) $40.89 +2.53%

Relative strength and active trading in Kinder Morgan calls. The stock is up 3.2% to $41.16 and building on gains from early this week on reports the various Kinder companies are consolidating into one entity. 4,260 calls and 640 puts traded on the oil and gas company today, being led by a 1387-lot of Dec [...]

August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Vale SA (VALE) $13.49 -1.89%

Higher call volume in VALE. With the stock down 25 cents to $13.50, the top trade on the Brazilian metals company is a 14000-lot of Sep 13s. It was bought for 77 cents. 26,648 traded on the day total. 12,236 Sep 14s and 2,832 Sep 15s also changed hands. Some of the activity in the [...]

August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) $100.05 +0.06%

Big opening spread in Occidental Pete. With the stock up 14 cents to $100.13, the Jan 110 – 120 cs on the oil and gas company is bought for $1.20, 30000X. 50,000 traded on the day and the bullish activity doesn’t appear tied to stock. The new position is being opened after two weeks of [...]

August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More