Mid Cap Stocks
Lopsided options volume in Western Union, as 9,230 calls and only 26 puts trade in the name. Shares are up 12 cents to $18.25 and Dec 17, 19 and 20 calls are seeing the bulk of the flow. The top trade is a sweep of 3,000 Dec 19s for 20 cents across multiple exchanges and [...]
JetBlue Jan 13 – Mar 14 call spread for a nickel, 7329X. Looks like a buyer is rolling a block of long calls out to March, up one strike, as shares lift to $13.33 and multi-year highs. 10000 traded on the day.
Blackberry Jan 10 puts attract early buyers, with nearly 7,000 contracts changing hands. The stock is down almost 5% to $10.25 on a Morgan Stanley downgrade and recent trades on the mobile device-maker include a sweep of 1,038 Jan 10 puts for 84 cents when the market was 83 to 84 cents.
Higher call volume in Hertz. With shares up 34 cents to $22.61, more than 12,800 Weekly (12/5) 24 calls traded on the auto rental company. It appears that buyers are paying 45 and 50 cents to open new positions, possibly rollng out of Nov 24 calls where 7,950 changed hands. A 6,000-lot of Dec 31 [...]
Looks like a block of Masco Jan 23 calls is being moved out to the Feb 24s. With shares up 45 cents to $23.43, the Jan 23 – Feb 24 call spread on the building materials company is apparently sold at 11 cents, 7000X. 7,230 in-the-money Jan 23 calls traded total and the flow appears [...]
Higher options volume in Hunstman driven by a position adjustment. With the stock up 53 cents to $26.26, the investor sells 33,877 Nov 24 puts on the chemicals company at 1-cent and buys 30,898 Nov 27 calls for 10 cents. The combo appears to cover a position opened in mid-August when HUN traded at roughly [...]
9500 calls and 80 puts traded in Dunkin. The stock is down 31 cents to $47.27 and the top trade on the donut shop is a 6220-lot of Jan 47.5 calls, sold at $1.65. It’s possibly closing. Nearly 7,000 traded at that strike. Looks like closing sellers of Jan 50 calls in DNKN today as [...]
IMAX attracts a hefty call spread. With shares off 38 cents to $29.84, the investor sells 22,562 Dec 30 calls on the movie theater company at 90 cents and buys 26,746 Mar 33 calls for 90 cents (tied to stock on 16 delta). The position in March is opening and the Dec calls probably close [...]
Sun Edison calls are sizzling. The stock is up 20% to $20 on on news the company is buying First Wind to become the world’s biggest renewable energy company. 3,500 Dec 19 calls have traded on SUNE. Jan 21, Nov 19.5 and Nov 20 calls are the next most actives. 14,000 calls and 2,850 puts [...]
Spike in Talisman Energy shares. The stock is up 13 cents to $5.82 and 5.8% from session lows. It looks like one player paid 15 cents per contract to open in the Nov 6 calls, 1340X. 1,400 traded at that strike, which accounts for 64% of the total options volume in TLM today. But only [...]