Mid Cap Stocks

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (SBGI) $28.19 +1.00%

Sinclair Broadcasting sees a notable three-way spread. The stock is up 31c to $28.22 and Jan 25 puts on the television company are sold to buy Jan 29 – 34 call spreads, 5000X for 37c on the package. All three legs traded on the ISE and are opening for a firm account, according to ISEE [...]

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SolarCity Corporation (SCTY) $52.54 -1.89%

SolarCity sees 2X daily average options volume, driven by early call buying. The stock is off 97c to $52.57 and not far from session lows. 3.6K Aug 57.5 calls on the semiconductor company were swept across multiple exchanges Wednesday morning for $1.95 when the market was 1.50 to 1.95. 6.6K now traded at that strike [...]

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Albemarle Corp (ALB) $54.54 -1.32%

Albermarle attracts a notable options combo. With shares off 66c to $54.61, the Dec 45 – 70 risk-reversal on the chemicals company is opened for 70c, 5000X. The investor is apparently selling calls and buying puts. The new position opens the largest blocks of open interest in the name, which has aggregate open interest of [...]

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MGM Resorts International (MGM) $18.93 +3.73%

MGM call volume trounces put volume 14:1. The stock is up 68c to $18.93 in active trading of 4.7M shares and has rallied 7.7% since falling to 2015 lows Monday. 9,684 calls and 681 puts traded on the casino operator so far. More than 3,000 MGM Sep 20 calls have changed hands. Jul 21, Aug [...]

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Cree Inc (CREE) $25.45 -2.23%

Notable call buyer in Cree as shares fall to 52-week lows. The stock is down 67c to $25.36 and 10K Nov 30 call options on the LED-maker are bought for $1.08 per contract. The new position is tied to 270K shares and is being opened a little more than a week after shares gapped lower [...]

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Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (BWP) $14.39 -1.10%

Bullish options action in Boardwalk Pipeline. The stock is off 13c to $14.42 and the Dec 13 – 16 risk-reversal on the oil and gas pipeline company is bought for 15c, 4600X. More than 9,200 traded on the day and the investor is selling puts to buy calls as shares fall to 52-week lows Tuesday.

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Kate Spade and Company (KATE) $21.93 -2.58%

Upside call buyers in Kate Spade. The stock is off 56c to $21.95 and 1,700 Aug 25 calls on the apparel company trade for 55c when the bid-ask was 35 to 55c, then 30 seconds later another 2,900 changed hands for 69c each. Nearly 6K now traded at that strike. Open interest is only 50 [...]

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Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI) $71.12 -0.11%

Darden Restaurants draws bearish options order flow. The stock is down 3c to $71.17 and 10K Jul 65 puts on Darden trade for 18c across multiple exchanges. The bulk traded on ISE and data from the all-electronic exchange is reporting opening customer buying. The position is being initiated a week after shares jumped to record [...]

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Yelp Inc (YELP) $42.82 +0.82%

Yelp options volume is 2X daily average, driven by spread trading. The stock is up 42c to $42.89 and the Jul – Aug 50 call spread on the online info company trades for $2.10, 10000X on ARCA and 5000X on ISE. Data from ISE indicate the investor is closing a position in July while opening [...]

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) $11.62 +0.52%

Sweep buyer of Cypress Semi short-term calls. With the stock up 9c to $11.65 per share, 4.4K Jul 13 calls on the chip-maker are swept across multiple exchanges for a dime per contract. A firm is buying-to-open, according to data from ISE. 5.5K traded at that line total, which is struck 11.8% above spot and [...]

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