Mid Cap Stocks

Airgas Inc (ARG) $104.25 -0.51%

Airgas with options action. The stock is off 45c to $104.33 and a 2400-lot of Oct 105 calls on the chemicals company trades for $4.10 when the market was 3.7 to 4.10. It opens the largest block of open interest in the name and seems to be expressing confidence that shares can continue to rebound [...]

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MGM Resorts International (MGM) $20.30 +2.99%

Relative strength and higher call volume in MGM Thursday. The stock is up 59c to $20.30 amid strength in the casino names after Barron’s wrote that Macau Gaming revenues, releaased earlier this week, saw signs of improvement in May. While Jun 5 Weekly 20.5 calls are the most actives with 15K traded, the top trade [...]

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Avon Products Inc (AVP) $6.41 -1.23%

Avon attracts a noteworthy put spread as shares notch multi-year lows. The stock is down 7c to $6.42 and levels not seen since 1997. An investor sells 25K Jul 5 puts on the cosmetics company and buys 35K Oct 5 puts for 40c. The ratio spread is tied to stock and appears to be rolling [...]

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E Trade Financial Corporation (ETFC) $30.10 -0.81%

E*Trade call volume 7x normal on large vertical spread. Buyer paid $1.05 for 10K Oct 33-39 call spreads on the PHLX as shares traded near $30.30 just before 10AM ET. 39 strike is opening and the 33s appear to add to the flow noted by Fred Ruffy on Tuesday when the bullish Oct 26-33 risk [...]

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Atmel Corp (ATML) $9.21 +2.91%

Heavy trading in call options on Atmel. The stock is up 34c to $9.29 and nearly 22K calls have traded on the chip equipment-maker, compared to just 8 put options. More than 6,100 Aug 11 calls have traded changed hands. Aug 10, Nov 11, Jul 9, and Jul 10 calls are the next most actives. [...]

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WisdomTree Investments Inc (WETF) $21.63 +4.64%

Another day of heavy trading in puts on Wisdom Tree Investments, even as shares gain nearly 5%. The stock is up $1 to $21.67 on increasing volume of 2M shares after Piper initiated shares with OverWeight and Credit Suisse initiated with OutPerform. 40K puts and 2,500 calls have traded in the name. The theme of [...]

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Zynga Inc (ZNGA) $2.99 +0.34%

Zynga options volume is 3X daily average, driven by a time spread. The stock is up 2c to $3 and the Jun – Jul 3 call spread on the social media and online game company is bought for 8c, 24000X. It appears to be closing Jun 3 calls at a dime and trade history shows [...]

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Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) $5.49 +6.40%

Heavy speculative call volume in Frontier Communications. Shares up 6% near $5.47 after setting multi-year lows below $5 last week and call buyers are driving heavy volume in upside strikes, with 23K contracts trading in the first two hours of the day, versus 2100 puts. Typical daily call volume in FTR is under 4000 contracts. [...]

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Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd (QUNR) $45.90 -0.26%

Qunar June put options see interest after Ctrip dropped its bid for the company. The stock is off 17c to $45.85 and the top trade on the Chinese online travel company is a 6457-lot of Jun 45 puts for $2.25 when the market was 2.25 to 2.65. Open interest is 7,598 and today might close [...]

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Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN) $17.56 +4.65%

Active trading in Nuance calls. The stock is up 70c to $17.48 after Raymond James upgraded the voice and language tech company to outperform. Recent options trades include a block of 4,000 Jul 19 calls for 15c followed by another 1,326 for 20c. More than 8,600 traded at that line against 373 in open interest. [...]

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