Mid Cap Stocks

Masco Corp (MAS) $23.43 +1.96%

Looks like a block of Masco Jan 23 calls is being moved out to the Feb 24s. With shares up 45 cents to $23.43, the Jan 23 – Feb 24 call spread on the building materials company is apparently sold at 11 cents, 7000X. 7,230 in-the-money Jan 23 calls traded total and the flow appears [...]

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Huntsman Corporation (HUN) $26.24 +1.98%

Higher options volume in Hunstman driven by a position adjustment. With the stock up 53 cents to $26.26, the investor sells 33,877 Nov 24 puts on the chemicals company at 1-cent and buys 30,898 Nov 27 calls for 10 cents. The combo appears to cover a position opened in mid-August when HUN traded at roughly [...]

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Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) $47.26 -0.67%

9500 calls and 80 puts traded in Dunkin. The stock is down 31 cents to $47.27 and the top trade on the donut shop is a 6220-lot of Jan 47.5 calls, sold at $1.65. It’s possibly closing. Nearly 7,000 traded at that strike. Looks like closing sellers of Jan 50 calls in DNKN today as [...]

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IMAX Corporation (IMAX) $29.94 -0.93%

IMAX attracts a hefty call spread. With shares off 38 cents to $29.84, the investor sells 22,562 Dec 30 calls on the movie theater company at 90 cents and buys 26,746 Mar 33 calls for 90 cents (tied to stock on 16 delta). The position in March is opening and the Dec calls probably close [...]

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SunEdison Inc (SUNE) $20.14 +21.25%

Sun Edison calls are sizzling. The stock is up 20% to $20 on on news the company is buying First Wind to become the world’s biggest renewable energy company. 3,500 Dec 19 calls have traded on SUNE. Jan 21, Nov 19.5 and Nov 20 calls are the next most actives. 14,000 calls and 2,850 puts [...]

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Talisman Energy Inc (TLM) $5.81 +2.11%

Spike in Talisman Energy shares. The stock is up 13 cents to $5.82 and 5.8% from session lows. It looks like one player paid 15 cents per contract to open in the Nov 6 calls, 1340X. 1,400 traded at that strike, which accounts for 64% of the total options volume in TLM today. But only [...]

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BE Aerospace Inc (BEAV) $76.29 -0.16%

Options volume in BE Aerospace is 12.5X the daily average, being driven by a position adjustment. The investor sold 10,865 Nov 75 puts on BEAV at 70 cents and bought 10,865 Nov 80 calls for 35 cents. The combo appears to cover a position ahead of this week’s expiration. Now, with shares off 14 cents [...]

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Unum Group (UNM) $33.67 -1.55%

5,000 puts and 70 calls traded in UNUM Provident, or 25X daily average for the accident & health insurer. December puts, which expire the same week as the company’s Dec 16 Analyst Meeting, are capturing the bulk of the flow. The top trade is a 1550-lot of Dec 34 puts for $1.30 on ISE and [...]

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Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (IPG) $19.66 +1.13%

IPG April 19 calls for $1.90, 4189X. The market was $1.45 to $1.60. More than 4,700 traded vs. 46 in open interest. The stock is up 23 cents to $19.67 and has rallied 16.7% since 10/10. Earnings were released on 10/22 and opening of Apr 19 calls seems to be expressing coinfidence in IPG through [...]

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Seadrill Ltd (SDRL) $20.64 -0.67%

Sizable put spreads in Seadrill ahead of earnings. With the stock down 22 cents to $20.56, the investor is selling 10,500 Nov 18 – 21 put spreads on SDRL at 65 cents and buying 7,000 Jan 16-19 put spreads for 95 cents. The activity appears to be closing out a spread that expires this week, [...]

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