Mid Cap Stocks

H and R Block Inc (HRB) $29.72 -0.40%

Three-legged spread in H&R Block ahead of Tax Season. The stock is off 16 cents to $29.68 and it looks like the investor is selling 3,500 Oct 24 puts on HRB at 78 cents to buy 3500 Oct 30 – 36 call spreads for $1.80. It’s opening and seems to be expressing the view that [...]

March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Guess Inc (GES) $28.94 +1.72%

Pre-earnings action in Guess. The stock is up 60 cents to $29.05 and the top trade on the apparel company is a 2000-lot of Mar 30 calls this morning for 67.5 cents. A bit later, another 1,000 traded for 80 cents when the market was 70 to 80 cents. Volume at that strike is now [...]

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NASDAQ OMX Group Inc (NDAQ) $38.70 -2.59%

Increased put activity in NASDAQ OMX. The stock is down 2.7% to $38.66 in active trading of 730K shares after Reuters reported that NY AG Schneiderman is investigating whether US exchanges offer unfair advantages to HFT shops. More than 3,000 puts and 55 calls traded in NDAQ options. Mar 39 and Apr 38 puts are [...]

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TIBCO Software (TIBX) $21.18 +0.52%

Pre-earnings trading activity in Tibco. The stock is up 15 cents to $21.55 and the focus is on Aug 20 puts. 4,290 traded, driven by smaller sweeps for $1.40 and $1.50 across multiple exchanges. Customers are buying-to-open, according to ISEE data. 4,390 traded on the day. Bearish flow comes ahead of earnings, Thursday afternoon. The [...]

March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) $18.71 +1.80%

Cliff Natural Resources sees beraish flow. The stock is up 37 cents to $18.72 and the investor is apparently selling 2500 Jan 20 calls on the Cleveland-based metals and minerals company at $2.45 to buy 2500 Jan 13 – 18 put spreads for $2.25. Open interest is sufficient to cover, but recent flow in CLF [...]

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (SBGI) $24.66 -7.15%

Sinclair Broadcasting sees increased call activity. The stock is down $1.94 to $24.92 after Wells Fargo cut SBGI to Market Perform. Midday options trades on the television broadcasting company include a sweep of 737 Apr 25 calls for $1.30 when the market was $1.15 to $1.30. Then, another 450 traded for $1.50. Volume at that [...]

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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 [...]

March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More

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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