Mid Cap Stocks

Groupon Inc (GRPN) $8.26 +0.00%

Active trading in Groupon calls. With the stock flat at $8.26, 2,090 Weekly (3/6) 8.5 calls on the daily deals company are swept for 13 cents and then another 2,800 traded for 14 cents. Later, 504 more printed at 20 cents. Volume at that strike is approaching 10,000 against 1,718 in open interest. The market [...]

February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Transocean Ltd (RIG) $16.39 +2.18%

Transocean Apr 13 – 16 put spread for 90 cents, 10000X. With the stock up 37 cents to $16.41 on earnings, an investor is buying the spread and opening a new position. Weekly (2/27) put spreads on the oil driller drew interest earlier this week ahead the numbers (see 2/24 color). Those spreads are poised [...]

February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Aruba Networks Inc (ARUN) $22.74 +23.72%

Active trading in Aruba Networks. The stock was halted for volatility and is up $1.90 to $20.28 on a talk HPQ is looking to acquire the company (unconfirmed). 5,300 calls and 400 puts traded on ARUN. 2,260 Mar 20s have changEd hands. Mar 18, Mar 19, Apr 19 calls are the next most actives.

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CBI) $45.43 +8.89%

Heavy trading in Chicago Bridge and Iron. The stock is up $4.22 to $45.94 on increasing volume of 6.2 million shares in the wake of the engineering company’s earnings report. The options flow doesn’t seem to mirror the bullish sentiment, however, as 29,000 puts and 13,000 calls traded in CBI, or 6X daily average. The [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Whitewave Foods Company (WWAV) $41.07 +0.96%

Whitewave with a second day of spread trading. The May 45 – 50 call spread on the food company was opened 6000X yesterday (see 2/24 color). The stock is up 35 cents to $41.03 today and an investor is apparently selling Jan 32.5 puts on WWAV to buy Jan 45 – 55 call spreads, paying [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Darling Ingredients Inc (DAR) $17.90 +1.36%

Darling draws a hefty put ratio spread. The stock is up 23 cents to $17.89 and the investor is apparently buying 30,000 Apr 17 puts on the waste management company for 34 cents and selling 45,000 Oct 14 puts at 23 cents. Both legs open (total open interest across all strikes is a mere 4,800 [...]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

IMAX Corporation (IMAX) $34.75 -1.70%

Closing action in IMAX. With the stock down 60 cents to $34.75, a 30820-lot of Mar 35 calls on the movie company is sold at 75 cents per contract. It appears to be closing a block of calls opened in late-Jan for $1. The flow was rolling up from Mar 33 calls with the stock [...]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

EXACT Sciences Corp (EXAS) $22.24 -8.18%

Increased action Exact Sciences being led by midday sweeps of March calls. The stock is down $2 to $2.20 on earnings and 1,000 Mar 21 calls on the biotech are swept recently for $1.80 across multiple exchanges when the bid-ask was 1.35 to 1.80. More than 1,300 traded at that strike against 51 in open [...]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Transocean Ltd (RIG) $15.75 -3.14%

Another bearish print in Transocean. The stock is down 49 cents to $15.77 heading into earnings tomorrow afternoon. The Weekly (2/27) 14 – 15 put spread on the oil driller trades for 20 cents, 9800X. It opens and is probably to hedge the earnings risk. A hefty new spread was opened in RIG May options [...]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Ensco Plc New (ESV) $27.27 -4.82%

Another bearish play in the drillers. After a hefty spread in RIG was opened yesterday (see 2/23 color) and put buyers opened positions in Noble Corp this morning (see NE color), a 2427-lot of Apr 27 puts on Ensco trades for $1.75 on ISE when the market was 1.65 to 1.80. It was part of [...]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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