Mid Cap Stocks

Steel Dynamics Inc (STLD) $19.88 +7.00%

Steel Dynamics sees pre-earnings action. The stock is up $1.19 to $19.77 on news the company is buying Severstal Columbus to accelerate future growth. Nearly 7,000 Nov 21 calls traded on the steelmaker in the first 15 minutes. Sep 21 calls have traded 1,310 contracts. Opening buyers are active in both strikes and the bullish [...]

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Joy Global Inc (JOY) $64.17 +0.58%

Joy Global calls are drawing interest. The stock is up 33 cents to $64.13 and 2,200 Aug 70 calls on the machinery company were swept this morning for 55 cents when the market was 43 to 63 cents. More recent trades included smaller sweeps for 70 and 75 cents. Volume at that strike is now [...]

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RF Micro Devices Inc (RFMD) $10.25 +6.22%

RF Micro calls are busy again. Stock is up 59 cents to $10.59 and 7200 Aug 11 calls on the chipmaker are swept across multiple exchanges for 25 cents when the bid-ask was 15 to 25 cents. Looks opening and maybe replacing July 10s, where 2,207 traded vs. 11,480 in open interest. Most of the [...]

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Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) $43.15 -1.69%

Put buyer after Dunkin dips lower. The stockis down 1.6% to $43.20 on an analyst downgrade and one player bought 5246 Aug 40s on the donut shop for 52 cents per contract. It’s opening and comes the day after notable new positions were being opened in Jan 47.5, Jan 50, Jan 45, and Jan 45 [...]

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) $3.68 -19.47%

AMD attracts increased put activity. The stock is down nearly 20% to $3.68 in heavy trading of 66 million shares in the wake of the chip-maker’s earnings. July 4 puts are in-the-money heading into the expiration and seeing some liquidating activity, as 23,852 contracts traded against 68,151 in open interest. Meanwhile, 16,000 Aug 3.5 puts [...]

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Yamana Gold Inc (AUY) $8.36 +1.83%

Yamana Gold adds 15 cents to $8.36 and the Jul – Aug 8 call spread on the gold miner trades for 21 cents, 6250X. It looks like a roll of in-the-money calls to Aug from Jul and, if so, expressing confidence that a recent uptick in shares can continue over the next four weeks. The [...]

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Herbalife Ltd (HLF) $60.86 -1.07%

Herbalife attracts a bullish calendar risk-reversal. The stock is off 52 cents to $61 and the investor was selling 6,000 Jan2016 55 puts on the stock at $14.48 and buying 6,000 Jan 70 calls for $6.48. The activity is opening and tied to 365K shares, maybe a stock replacement after the stock broke down and [...]

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BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) $9.88 -0.90%

Bullish flow in Blackberry. The stock is off 8 cens to $9.89 and a 10000-lot of Sep 12 calls trades on the mobile device-maker for 29 cents on AMEX when the bid-ask was 28 to 29 cents. 22,540 now traded vs. 14,027 in open interest. The market is now 29 to 30 cents. The interest [...]

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Fortinet Inc (FTNT) $24.20 +0.62%

Big print in Fortinet. The stock is up 15 cents to $24.20 and a 21,500-lot of Jul 24 calls on the security software-maker is sold at 45 cents per contract. It’s tied to stock on a 60 delta (1.3 mln shares) and probably covers positions opened last week for 45 cents. The activity at that [...]

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International Game Technology (IGT) $16.96 +9.42%

Heavy trading in International Game Tech. The stock is up $1.47 to $16.97 on increasing volume of 60 million shares after agreeing to be acquired by GTech. 49,000 calls and 14,000 puts traded on the maker of gaming equipment. Aug 17 calls are leading the flow, as 10,949 traded vs. 9,897 in open interest. The [...]

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