Mid Cap Stocks

Patterson UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) $17.22 +4.55%

Bullish flow in Patterson Energy. The stock is up 72c to $17.19 and heading higher for a second day after a two-month 30% drop. An investor buys a 5K lot of Feb 21 calls on the oil and gas driller for $1.05 per contract. It opens the fourth largest block of interest in the name. [...]

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GrubHub Inc (GRUB) $31.73 -4.56%

Put options on Grubhub see some interest as shares give back gains. The stock was up on earnings yesterday, but is off 4.5% to $31.75 today and now down 6% for the week. On the options front, Sep 30 puts on the online restaurant pick up and delivery company traded in small lots across multiple [...]

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Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CBI) $52.40 +3.09%

Second day of interest in Chicago Bridge and Iron Sep 50 puts. 12K were opened at that line yesterday and the flow appeared to be rolling out of Aug 45 puts. Similarly, an investor sells 25.5K Aug 45 puts on the engineering company today at 60c to buy 20K Sep 50 puts for $3.10. Shares [...]

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H and R Block Inc (HRB) $32.67 +2.09%

Higher options volume in H&R Block driven by a large call purchase. The stock is up 67c to $32.68 and an investor buys 10K Sep 34 calls on the tax preparation company for 90c per conrtract. It’s maybe stock replacement, as 350K HRB shares traded for $31.72 as well. 11.6K Sep 34 calls now traded [...]

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GNC Holdings Inc (GNC) $42.42 +2.24%

GNC calls outpace puts more than 40:1 ahead of earnings. The stock is up 2.1% to $42.37 after dropping to test a 2015 support low near $41.50 yesterday and the top trade on the retailer is a Jan 42.5 – 47.5 call spread for $2, 7000X. The action appears to be rolling a block of [...]

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Newfield Exploration Co (NFX) $31.02 -1.71%

Noteworthy options flow in Newfield Exploration. The stock is down 67c to $30.86 and, with shares at $31.68 in early action, 4.1K Aug 31 puts on the oil and gas company trade for $1.50 when the market was 1.15 to 1.50. More than 5.8K traded against 84 in open interest. The market is now 1.65 [...]

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SunEdison Inc (SUNE) $25.21 -2.32%

Relative weakness and increased put activity in Sun Edison. The stock is off 48c to $25.32 and 3.9K Aug 24 puts on the solar panel company are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.22, followed by another 1.9K for $1.23 when the market was 1.10 to 1.23. Nearly 15K now traded at that strike against 247 [...]

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US Steel Corp (X) $19.51 +9.98%

Very heavy post-earnings option volume in US Steel as shares lift sharply. Nearly 20K calls and 10K puts traded in the first 20 minutes of trading as shares lift above $19 after a pre-open dip of nearly 4%. January 19 calls lead the volume with an opening buyer paying up to 2.69 for 8900 contracts [...]

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Pandora Media Inc (P) $16.84 +5.32%

Big print in Pandora options for a second time this week. 26.3K Jan 19 calls were opened on the internet radio company yesterday. The stock is up 5.3% to $16.82 today and extending a three-day gain after shares gapped higher on earnings Friday. One player buys 45K Jan 20 calls on Pandora today for $1.50 [...]

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Navient Corporation (NAVI) $15.82 +0.57%

Bearish flow in Navient Corp as shares hover near 52-week lows. The stock is up 10c to $15.82 and small lots of Oct 15 puts on the credit services company traded across multiple exchanges this morning for 60 and 65c per contract. 3.7K trade total against 77 in open interest. Positions are being opened a [...]

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