Mid Cap Stocks

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) $12.82 -3.54%

Bearish theme in the natural gas/coal producers continues. Peabody Energy is off another 45 cents to $12.84 and an investor bought a 9000-lot of Mar 11 puts on the stock. They also sold 1,088 Jan 13 puts and 3,381 Mar 13 puts. $43K was collected on the three-way and the activity probably rolls in-the-money 13-strike [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Staples Inc (SPLS) $13.08 +0.23%

Staples Oct 13 puts are swept across multiple exchanges for 40 cents, 10000X. It’s opening. The market was 40 to 55 cents. The stock is up a nickel to $13.10 and the same player that sold 10000 Sep 13 puts on office supplies retailer last week is possibly opening in October after the Septermber options [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) $13.32 -1.26%

Bearish flow in Peabody Energy. The stock is off 12 cents to $13.37 and one player bought a 10000-lot of Mar 10 puts on the natural gas/coal producer for 31.5 cents per contract. Separately, 4,000 Mar 12 puts on the stock were swept across multiple exchanges for 75 cents and is an opening buyer (firm, [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Janus Capital Group Inc (JNS) $11.54 -0.52%

Janus Capital Dec 12 puts for $1.30, 6221X. Looks like an opening buyer. 7,209 traded on the day. JNS saw a lot of put activity in July and August, which resulted in substantial open interest in Sep 12, Oct 11, and Dec 10 puts. Today’s appears to repeat the same bearish theme.

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) $3.88 +1.57%

AMD attracts increased put activity. The stock is up 6 cents to $3.88 and one player bought a 30000-lot of Jan 4 puts on the chip-maker for 44 cents per contract (tied to 1.5 million shares). Open interest is sufficient to cover, but the activity is possibly repeat buying. Players were buying the same Jan [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Ambac Financial Group Inc (AMBC) $22.65 +0.44%

Ambac attracts call buying. With the stock up 8 cents to $22.63, smaller lots of Jan 30s on the credit insurance company traded for 59 cents and then a 3,450-contract block printed for 60 cents. More than 5,000 traded against 13,564 in opne interest, which is the largest block of OI in the name. Today’s [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Invensense Inc (INVN) $24.29 +5.70%

Increased put volume in Invensense as the stock spikes 6% higher to $24.35. Morning trades on the chip-maker include a sweep of 3,464 Oct 24 puts for $1.35 when the market was $1.15 to $1.35. More than 5,000 traded at that strike against 2,348 in open interest. Sep 23 and 24 puts are the next [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) $28.84 -2.44%

Sears Holdings put volume 5x normal as volatility lifts. SHLD options are on track for busiest day since June as shares continue this week’s 14% decline. Minutes into the day a buyer paid 4.10 for 2K Jan 18 puts as shares traded $29.57, and minutes ago a buyer paid 95cents to open 29 strike puts [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

E Trade Financial Corporation (ETFC) $24.52 +2.72%

E Trade call seller returns with shares near 5 year highs. Jan 24 calls are the focus for the second day. Yesterday seller(s) collected an average of 1.63 for nearly 6000 contracts with shares near 23.94 to open a new position, and flow today appears similar, with 3600 trading in the opening hour near $1.70 [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

FireEye Inc (FEYE) $35.90 +6.72%

FireEye Sep 30 calls draw interest. The stock has seen an afternoon spike and, with shares at $35.37, the Sep 30s were being swept for 60 cents per contract, 10000X. The stock is now up 6.70% to $35.87 and 17,326 contracts traded against 2,100 in open interest. The market is now 85 cents to 95 [...]

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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