Mid Cap Stocks

Community Health (CYH) $35.36 -3.12%

Community Health Systems attracts increased put activity. The stock is down $1 to $35.50 and, after having lost nearly 16% in two weeks, is dropping to 52-week lows. In options trading, 6600 May 39 puts traded on the hospitals company for an average of $4.66 when the market was $4.40 to $4.80. More than 10,000 [...]

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Lennar Corp (LEN) $40.15 -0.50%

Lennar draws bullish pre-earnings action. The stock is off 16 cents to $40.19 and the investor is selling 13,140 Mar 41 calls on the homebuilder at 85 cents to buy 8,152 Mar 40 calls for $1.37. It appears to be a roll down in strikes and comes ahead of a March 20 earnings report, which [...]

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First Solar Inc (FSLR) $52.98 -1.34%

Short-term call spread in First Solar. The stock is down 70 cents to $53 and a Mar 56 – 60 cs trades on the solar energy company for 94 cents, 5000X. It looks like a buyer and maybe a roll down in strikes. March options expire at the end of next week and will capture [...]

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Kodiak Oil and Gas Corporation (KOG) $11.26 -1.14%

Kodiak put buyer puts on large hedge as share hit low of day. Buyer paid 50c for 10K April 11 puts to open a new position that may hedge a million shares of stock (1/6th the ADV). Trade size is nearly 9x the average daily put volume in the name and today’s block will create [...]

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NCR Corp (NCR) $33.07 -1.90%

Hefty new positoin in NCR. The stock is off 66 cents to $33.05 and a Jan 40 – 45 call spread trades on the corporate IT company for $1.05, 10000X on ISE. An investor is buying, to open, according to ISEE data. If so, the spread seesm to be targeting a substantial rally in shares [...]

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Aruba Networks Inc (ARUN) $21.31 -0.61%

Puts on Aruba Networks attract early interest. The stock is flat at $21.44 and a 2000-lot of Mar 21s recently traded for 50 cents when the market was 35 to 50 cents. Open interest is 404. The company hosted an Anlalyst Day yesterday. March options expire at the end of next week.

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Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN) $39.41 +2.02%

Opening and closing in Ocwen. The stock is up 72 cents to $39.35 and it looks like the investor is selling 17500 Apr 30 puts on the mortgage loan company at 25 cents and buying 14900 Apr 35 puts for $1.10. The 35s open and the Apr 30 puts probably close from 2/20 when the [...]

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Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (BWP) $12.60 -1.25%

Boardwalk Pipeline seeing 2nd day of heavy bullish call flow. Buyer paid 1.30 for 2000 Jun 12.5 calls as shares traded near 12.57 this afternoon, making a total of 5K on the day a few sweeps in the 1.25 range this morning. Opens for a customer account according to ISE data, and the flow appears [...]

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) $18.70 +4.00%

Cliff Natural Resources sees higher put volume. Nearly 40,000 traded, driven by a hefty spread sale. The investor sells 15,000 Jul 20 puts on the stock at $3.15 and buys 18,000 Jul 18 puts for $2.07. The 18 puts are opening and the July 20 puts were apparently opened on 2/14 for $1.66. The stock [...]

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Herbalife Ltd (HLF) $69.01 +5.54%

Herbalife attracts a hefty call spread. The stock is up 5.5% to $69 after the company responded to criticism from Pershing’s Ackman yesterday related to Herbalife’s operations in China. On the options front, an investor is apparently paying $4.75 for the May 67.5 – 77.5 call spread on HLF, 4000X. It’s a new position and [...]

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