Mid Cap Stocks

Hertz Global Holdings Inc ($HTZ) $22.42 +1.86%

Higher put volume in Hertz. The stock is up 34 cents to $22.35 after the company announced yesterday that it would delay its earnings release (which was expected yesterday). The stock has seen little reaction to the news and, in the options market, one player bought the Nov – Dec 21 put spread on the [...]

November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Peabody Energy Corporation ($BTU) $10.44 +1.46%

Peabody energy heats up along with the coal sector after Republicans seized the Senate yesterday. BTU is up 15 cents to $10.44 and recent trades on BTU include a sweep of 4,333 Jan 10 calls for $1.21 when the market was $1.13 to $1.21. It opens. 5,497 changed hands total.

November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More

American Eagle Outfitters Inc (AEO) $12.92 -0.92%

Puts on American Eagle draw interest for a second day. With the stock down 12 cents to $12.92, a 5000-lot of Weekly (11/7) 13 puts on the retailer trade for 50 cents across multiple exchanges when the bid-ask was 40 to 50 cents. Looks like an opening buyer. 2,367 Weekly (11/7) 12.5 puts also traded [...]

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Freescale Semiconductor Ltd (FSL) $18.47 -2.12%

5000-lot of Freescale Semi Jan 20 calls trades for 85 cents on ISE. The market was 70 to 90 cents and ISEE is reporting an opening position traded firm-to-firm. The stock gapped lower and fell to multi-month lows on 10/10 after Microchip issued an earnings warning, but is up 15.4% and has filled the gap [...]

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU) $12.21 -2.05%

Bearish trading in JDS Uniphase ahead of earnings. The stock is down 21 cents to $12.25 and 2,600 Nov 11 puts on the networking company are swept across multiple exchanges for 18 cents when the bid-ask was 11 to 18 cents. Another 1,119 traded for 19 cents. Nearly 5,000 now traded against 1,912 in open [...]

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Toll Brothers (TOL) $31.96 -1.42%

Big prints in Toll Brothers. With shares down 56 cents to $31.86, it looks like the investor sells 34,458 Dec 36 calls on the homebuilder at 15 cents and buys 24,660 Jan 34 calls for 82.5 cents. The Dec calls apparently close positions accumulated in July, including a 15000-lot on the 24th (see 7/24 color). [...]

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Atmel Corp (ATML) $7.10 -3.14%

Atmel attracts noteworthy options action ahead of earnings. With the stock down 23 cents to $7.10, 11,724 Jan 8 puts on the chip equipment company are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.24 when the market was $1.05 to $1.15. 15,415 now traded against 1,618 in open interest. The market is $1.20 to $1.25. Atmel is [...]

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

3D Systems Corporation (DDD) $37.03 -4.86%

3D Systems has come under fire after H-P unveils a Multi-Jet Fusion 3D printing initiative. DDD is down $1.70 to $37.20 on increasing volume of 1.9 million shares. 14,000 puts and 6,500 puts traded in the name, including 2,069 Jan 40 puts. Jan 35, Weekly (11.14) 37.5, and Weekly (10/31) 36.5 puts are the next [...]

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Groupon Inc (GRPN) $6.02 +1.52%

Nov 6.5 calls on Groupon are seeing interest ahead of earnings. The stock is up 10 cents to $6.03 and a 2900-lot printed for 30 cents when the bid-ask was 28 to 30 cents. 7,043 traded total against 1,982 in open interest. Jan 7 calls, 6 puts, and 5 puts are the next most actives, [...]

October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (GT) $21.61 +4.85%

Goodyear is rolling and calls on the tire-maker are active today ahead of earnings. The stock is up 5% to $21.64 on increasing volume of 5.8 million shares (Briefing cites ‘LBO chatter” for the strength). 30,000 calls and 7,000 puts traded in the name so far. Jan 23 calls have traded 4,795 contracts. Dec 27, [...]

October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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