Mid Cap Stocks

Avis Budget Group Inc (CAR) $61.44 -1.62%

Avis attracts increased call activity. With the stock off 91 cents to $61.94, the May 62.5 – 67.5 call spread on the auto rental company is bought for $1.90, 5000X. The stock was up on earnings Thursday, but has given back the gains over the past two trading sessions. The call spread, if opening, would [...]

February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Rock Tenn Co (RKT) $70.51 -0.83%

Increased activity in a handful of paper stocks as the group sees intraday strength. Shares of Rock Tenn, International Paper (IP), MeadWestvaco (MWV), and Packaging Corp (PKG) all spiked higher on chatter about a bullish Citi note, according to Benzinga. Briefing goes further and attributes the spike to positive analyst commentary about Kapstone Paper (KS) [...]

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Community Health (CYH) $47.64 -3.72%

March puts on Community Healthcare are drawing interest. The stock is down 4% to $47.48 after posting earnings late last week and the top trade on the hospital company is an opening buyer of 3460 Mar 50 puts for $3 on ISE. 4,063 traded total. Another 1508 Mar 49 puts also changed hands. Peer Tenet [...]

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Transocean Ltd (RIG) $16.28 -4.29%

Pre-earnings put spread in Transocean. With the stock down 70 cents to $16.31 amid weakness in the drillers, a May 11 – 15 ps on RIG is bought for $1.03, 15000X. The interest is possibly to hedge the event risk, as the company is due to report Wednesday afternoon.

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Yamana Gold Inc (AUY) $3.89 -1.02%

Opening action in Yamana Gold options. The stock is off a nickel to $3.88 and a 19325-lot of Oct 5 calls on the miner is sold at 33 cents per contract on ISE. There is no open interest at that strike and the new position might be an overwrite against stock. The contract is nearly [...]

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LendingClub Corporation (LC) $23.37 +2.10%

Bullish call flow in LendingClub ahead of first public earnings release. 6300 calls have traded this morning, vs 200 puts, as shares trade up 2.5% to $23.50, nearly $4 above Feb. 2nd lows. Today’s call volume is the greatest since options were listed on the company a week after the Dec 11 IPO and is [...]

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Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK) $68.17 -0.89%

Westlake Chemical with repeat call activity. The stock is off 63 cents to $68.15 and a 150-lot of Mar 70 calls on WLK trades for 2.25 and then a 1670-lot prints for 2.30 when the market was 2 to 2.35. 2,132 traded at that strike total and the flow appears to repeat from last week [...]

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Teradyne Inc (TER) $19.80 +1.54%

9,160 calls and 265 puts traded in Teradyne. The stock is up 30 cents to $19.80 and 88% of the flow is in the March term. 20, 21, and 22 strikes are drawing the interest and the flow is possibly replacing expiring Feb 20 and 21 calls, which have open interest of 5,521 and 3,281 [...]

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National Bank of Greece SA New (NBG) $1.91 +18.63%

National Bank of Greece options are busy heading into the weekend. The stock is up 32 cents to $1.93 in heavy trading of 48 million shares. 35,000 calls and 8,000 puts traded on the European bank, which is 4X daily average. Jan2017 7 calls have traded 5,345 contracts. Mar 2, Feb 2, and Feb 1.5 [...]

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CONSOL Energy Inc (CNX) $34.03 +0.12%

Second day of bearish flow in Consol Energy. With shares up a nickel to $34.04, a Mar 28 – 32 put spread on CNX is bought for 45 cents, 10000X. It might roll a block of puts to the 32s from the 28s. A big ratio was opened in July options on the coal producer [...]

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