Mid Cap Stocks

King Digital Entertainment plc (KING) $11.31 +0.27%

Repeat call activity in King Entertainment. The stock is up 2 cents to $11.30 and the top trade on the game-maker company is a sweep of 1,124 Nov 12.54 calls for 60 cents when the bid-ask was 45 to 60 cents. Yesterday’s activity (see 10/22 color) created 3,194 contracts of new open interest at that [...]

October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

American Eagle Outfitters Inc (AEO) $13.74 +2.00%

American Eagle Outfitters sees opening options action. With shares up 27 cents to $13.74, 2400 Dec 14-strike calls on the apparel retailer are swept across multiple exchanges for 85 cents when the market was 75 to 85 cents. 3,279 now traded against 2,170 in open interest. The options will capture earnings, due around Dec 3.

October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN) $19.10 -11.08%

Bearish flow in Ocwen Financial. After dropping 18.2% Tuesday, OCN is off another 10.2% to $19.30. Recent trades on the mortgage investment company include Nov 15 puts for 60 and 65 cents. More than 10K traded, as opening buyers are apparently taking positions after Moody’s downgraded the company’s credit rating today. The move comes one [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

King Digital Entertainment plc (KING) $11.43 -0.09%

Call buying in King Entertainment. With the stock off a nickel to $11.39, 2,447 Nov 12.54 calls on the entertainment company are swept across multiple exchanges for 60 cents when the bid-ask was 50 to 60 cents. A customer bought-to-open, according to ISEE data. 3,264 changed hands total. The flow will open one of the [...]

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NVIDIA Corp (NVDA) $18.21 +3.64%

Noteworthy activity in NVidia options. Calls outpace puts more than 10:1, with about 19,000 calls and 1,600 puts traded on the graphics chipmaker so far. The stock is up 57 cents to $18.14 and Weekly (10/24) 18 calls are the most actives in the name. 6,795 traded so far. Looks like buyers are opening in [...]

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN) $0.00 +0.00%

Ocwen Financial gap lower spells trouble for early put seller. Shares off nearly 20% after reopening (and they just re-halted news pending) with TheFlyontheWall.com reporting a backdating inquiry on the company and one early trade stands out as a possible example of very bad timing. A minute into the day 2600 NOv 27.5 puts were [...]

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Century Aluminum Co (CENX) $25.99 +5.65%

Century Aluminum call buyer likely closing small winner. Customer paid 2.35 for 1872 March 28 calls on the PHLX, outright, as shares traded near 25.09. Similar size was sold to open in mid-Sep near $2.70 as shares traded near 26.39. Buyer would have done better last week when CENX bottomed out near 22 and these [...]

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Rice Energy Inc (RICE) $25.01 +1.17%

Rolling action in Rice Energy. With shares up 21 cents to $24.93, an investor sells 15,000 Jan 30 calls on RICE at 60 cents and buys 12,500 Jan 25 calls for $2.20. The action appears to close a block of Jan 30s opened in August (see 8/21 color) when the stock was near $29 and [...]

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Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) $28.43 +3.27%

Hospital Properties Trust sees a call writer. With shares up 89 cents to $28.42, a 20000-lot of Dec 30s on the REIT is sold at a dime per contract. It’s a sizable trade for HPT, which has existing open interest (across all puts and calls) of just 1,962 contracts. The new position seems to be [...]

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

H and R Block Inc (HRB) $30.10 +0.64%

H&R Block draws a 5-way trade. The stock is up 22 cents to $30.12 and it looks like the investor is selling the following: 5,615 Jan 28 puts at 60 cents, 9,235 Jan 28 puts at 85 cents, and 3,072 Jan 29 puts at $1.15 while buying this: 7,435 Jan 30 calls for $1.65 and [...]

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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