Mid Cap Stocks

Youku Tudou Inc (YOKU) $22.98 +4.50%

Bullish flow in Youku Toudu. The stock is up $1.08 to $23.07 in active trading of 4.3 million shares on takeover chatter (Briefing). Roughly 16,000 calls and 3,000 puts traded on the Chinese internet company. 3,600 Aug 27 calls traded in the name. July 23, July 25, and Aug 24 calls are the next most [...]

June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Denbury Resources Inc (DNR) $18.37 -0.38%

Denbury Resources draws bearish activity. The stock is down 9 cents to $18.35 and options action is focused on Jul 18 puts. 11,296 traded against 342 in open interest. Recent trades include a sweep of 1,090 contracts for 30 cents when the bid-ask was 20 to 30 cents. 7,500 contracst traded earlier for 27.5 cents. [...]

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Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) $16.40 -0.18%

Peabody Energy call volume heavy this morning. 10K calls in first hour vs 500 puts, with July 17.5 calls leading the list as shares trade near flat at $16.41. 5400 on the tape for an avg price of 35cents, and ISE reports flow is opening customer buyer. Appears to add to positions opened earlier this [...]

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Ashland Inc (ASH) $107.53 -0.42%

Ashland attracts a hefty call spread. The stock is off 53 cents to $107.45 and it looks like the investor is selling 12,050 Jul 105 calls on the chemicals company at $3.20 to buy 19,000 Oct 110 calls for $3.90. If so, the ratio spread might roll a position of in-the-money Jul 105s to out-of-the-money [...]

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Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI) $46.58 +0.02%

Darden Restaurants draws early call buying. The stock is up 9 cents to $46.66 and 1,325 Aug 49 calls on the restaurant company are swept across multiple exchanges for 35 cents at the open, when the bid-ask was 20 to 35 cents. 2,122 now traded against 121 in open interest. The market is 35 to [...]

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Janus Capital Group Inc (JNS) $12.84 +3.30%

Bearish trading continues in Janus Capital. The stock is up 41 cents to $12.84 in active trading of 3.3 million shares. Roughly 16,000 puts and only 2 call options traded on the Denver, CO asset manager. Looks like buyers are opening in Sep 12 puts, with 10,969 traded against 37 in open interest. Some of [...]

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Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) $60.06 +0.40%

Big block trade in Madison Square Garden. The stock is up 23 cents to $60.05 and an investor sells 14,700 Nov 60 calls on MSG at $4.20 per contract. Today’s volume matches the open interest and therefore the premium seller is possibly covering a position opened in May. The contracts saw noteworthy opening activity on [...]

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Tenet Healthcare Corporation New (THC) $46.83 -2.07%

Relative weakness and bearish flow in Tenet Healthcare. The stock is off $1 to $46.82 and has lost 5.5% over the past two days. The top options trade on the managed healthcare company today is a 6000-lot of Jan 48 puts for $4.90 when the market was $4.30 to $4.90. Volume at that strike is [...]

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Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (IPG) $19.35 +0.00%

Interpublic Group put volume 4x normal as implied volatility lifts 2 points. Shares little changed near 19.33 and 3200 Aug 19 puts were sold to open on the PHLX tied to 134K shares at $19.23. Bullish call flow seen 40minutes later when a buyer paid $1 for nearly 1400 contracts July 19 calls. Calls may [...]

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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) $28.79 -2.74%

Large call spread driving SeaWorld option volume. Buyer paid 1.20 for a total of 3000 Sep 30-35 call spreads to open the largest position in the name.

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