Mid Cap Stocks

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (MPEL) $19.32 +7.93%

Relative strength and early options action in Melco Crown Entertainment. The stock is up $1.18 to $19.08 after falling to new 52-week lows of $17.82 Monday. Early options trades on the casino operator include a sweep of 5K Jul 2 Weekly 18.5 calls for 64c. More than 5.4K traded at that line against 0 open [...]

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Assured Guaranty Municipal Holdings Inc (AGO) $23.49 -14.33%

Assured Guaranty attracts a hefty put spread. Shares are off $4 to $23.42 amid weakness in the bond insurers after governor Alejandro Garcia warned over the weekend that Puerto Rico will be unable to pay its debt and is likely to seek concessions from creditors. The stock is reeling and a Jan 20 – 25 [...]

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New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc (EDU) $23.95 -2.76%

New Oriental Education and Tech Group options volume is 15X daily average, driven by a ratio spread. The stock is down 66c to $23.97. On the options front, an investor apparently paid $1.45 for 4.7K Oct 25 calls and collected 60c on 9.5K Oct 28 calls. The 1X2, for 25c, is opening and seems to [...]

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California Resources Corporation (CRC) $6.24 -7.56%

Call volume picking up in California Resources. The stock is down 7.5% to $6.25 in active trading of 6.2M shares and falling for a second day after being the subject of a negative short seller report late last week. 11K calls and 625 puts traded in the name, including a sweep of 3,335 Nov 10 [...]

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Northstar Realty Finance Corporation (NRF) $16.14 -1.41%

Northstar Realty with a new options position. Shares are down 21c to $16.16 and an investor sells 20K Jan 14 puts on the REIT at 55c, to open. 22K traded at that line total and the position, struck 13.4% below spot, is not tied to any shares. The interest comes as shares take a stab [...]

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Yamana Gold Inc (AUY) $2.99 -1.64%

Yamana Gold with increased options action led by a position adjustment. The stock is off a nickel to $2.99 and the Oct 3.5 – 5 call spread on the mining company is sold at 10c, 23425X on ISE. The investor is buying-to-close Oct 5 calls for 3c, according to ISEE data, and trade history shows [...]

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Ball Corp (BLL) $72.64 +0.12%

Big Ball options trade late Friday. The stock is up 6c to $72.61 and 11.9K Feb 72.5 calls on the beverage can company trades for $5.20 per contract. Smaller lots traded just before that and the 12.5K traded total will open the largest block of open interest in the name. In fact, total open interest [...]

June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Avon Products Inc (AVP) $6.66 -1.48%

Avon attracts late-day options action. The stock is off 8c to $6.68 and an 11.8K lot of Aug 6 puts on the cosmetics company trades for 35c when the market was 25 to 40c. Then another 8.2K more traded for 35c. More than 20K traded at that line and some of the bearish flow at [...]

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) $11.82 -3.75%

Cypress Semi sees bullish flow, driven by sweeps of small lots of Aug 13 calls for 30 and 35c. More than 3,800 traded at that strike and positions are being opened as shares drop along the other chip stocks after Micron (MU) missed on earnings.

June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) $2.41 -6.59%

More than 60K calls traded in AMD options today. The stock is down 17c to $2.41 on increasing volume of 21.5M shares after an earnings miss from Micron (MU) sent the semiconductor sector lower Friday. Yet, while AMD shares are down 6.5%, options flow seems to be expressing bullish sentiment. 20.8K Weekly 2.5 calls expiring [...]

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