Large Cap Stocks

Citrix Systems Inc (CTXS) $70.68 +0.23%

Citrix Systems block leads single stocks at midday. Initiator sold 20,300 Nov 65 puts for 92.5cents tied to 477K shares at $70.40 to open a large position that will nearly double the put open interest on the cloud-focused technology company. Shares staged a steady climb over the past 6 weeks, topping out near 72.75 last [...]

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (KORS) $74.89 -2.68%

Michael Kors draws opening put buyers. The stock is down $2.07 to $74.88 and 2,886 Oct 70 puts on the stock are swept across multiple exchanges for 55 cents when the bid-ask was 45 to 55 cents. 3,305 traded at that strike. Players are opening in the Weekly (10/10) 71 puts and the Weekly (9/26) [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

EMC Corp (EMC) $29.77 +0.81%

72,000 calls traded in EMC. The stock hit multi-year highs of $30.18 earlier today on reports the company held failed merger talks with H-P. Shares of the storage device-maker are now up 22 cents to $29.75 and the top trade in EMC optionS is an 11,870-lot of Oct 31.5 calls, sold at 14 cents. 17,700 [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Freeport McMoRan Inc (FCX) $33.08 -2.88%

Additional flow in Freeport McMoran. While Weekly (9/26) 34 calls on the gold and copper company saw early buying interest, more recent trades included a 15840-lot of Nov 30 puts on FCX for 35 cents on ISE. An investor bought-to-open, according to ISEE data. More than 25,000 traded at that strike. Volume in the Weekly [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Vale SA (VALE) $11.35 -5.42%

Ratio spread in VALE. With the stock down 61 cents to $11.39, an investor sells 5,000 Jan 13 puts on the metals and minerals company at $1.98 to buy 15,000 Jan 10 puts for 32 cents. The flow probably rolls a block of puts from in-the-money Jan 13s to a larger position in the out-of-the-money [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP) $61.31 -3.16%

A 4630-lot of BHP Oct 60 puts trades for 97 cents on ISE. With the stock down $2.06 to $61.25, a customer bought-to-open, according to ISEE data, and the new position will add to the open interest, which is already the largest block of OI in the name at 36,488 contracts. Most of that OI [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) $17.08 +0.77%

Bank of America sees bullish flow. The stock is up 18 cents to $17.13 and seeing relative after Barron’s profiled a positive view on the bank. On the options front, one player bought a 17100-lot of Oct 18 calls on BAC for 12 cents per contract. 34,631 traded total against 63,227 in open interest. Nov [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Clorox Co (CLX) $97.78 +7.96%

Heavy trading in Clorox upside calls as shares rally 8% to $97.70. The stock gapped higher at the open after the company announced plans to exit it Venezuala unit and also updated 2015 guidance. Jan 105 calls are the most actives in the consumer products company after 4,800 contracts were recently swept for $1.30 when [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Freeport McMoRan Inc (FCX) $33.61 -1.32%

Freeport McMoran sees short-term call activity. The stock is 1.4% to $33.57 and testing its May-June support lows amid ongoing weakness in the metals names. FCX is off nearly 15% from the 52-week highs set a little more than two months ago. Recent options trades on the gold and copper miner included a sweep of [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Apple Inc (AAPL) $101.75 -0.04%

Top trades in Apple today are part of a three-way spread. The stock is up 7 cents to $101.86 on a quiet day for Apple as BABA grabs all the headlines. On the options front, an investor bought 20,000 Oct 95 puts on AAPL for 48 cents, bought 20,000 Weekly (10/24) 103 calls for $2.64, [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More