Mid Cap Stocks

Sandridge Energy Inc (SD) $5.28 +0.76%

Second day of interest in Sandridge Sep 6 calls. Players were apparently paying a nickel per contract to open 6,287 contracts Tuesday. With the stock up a nickel to $5.29 today, another 3,289 SD Sep 6 calls were swept for 5 cents across multiple exchanges when the market was 2 to 5 cents. Open interest [...]

August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More

PVH Corp (PVH) $118.69 +0.60%

Bullish play on PVH. The stock is up 71 cents to $118.69 and one investor sells 16,060 Sep 115 calls on the New York textile company at $6.40 to buy 11,900 Jan 115 calls for $9.60. The investor also bought 320K shares. The call spread appears to be rolling activity. While the Jan 115s open [...]

August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU) $11.96 +2.79%

14,000 calls and 450 puts traded in JDS Uniphase. The stock is up 33 cents to $11.96 and the flow is scattered across Sep and Oct 11, 12, and 13 strike calls. Oct 13s are the most actives, as 6,760 traded against 11 contracts of open itnerest. Increased call activity in JDSU appears to be [...]

August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Ciena Corporation (CIEN) $20.90 +4.87%

Active trading in Ciena calls. The stock is up 94 cents to $20.87 and moving to session highs. Recent trades on the networking company include a sweep of 1,500 Jan 23 calls for $1.23 when the market was $1.17 to $1.23. Oct 23 calls are the most actives in the name, however, with 7,159 traded. [...]

August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Abercrombie and Fitch Co (ANF) $44.73 +2.71%

Abercrombie attracts a second day of pre-earnings action. The stock is up $1.29 to $44.84 and a Weekly (8/29) 47.5 – 50 – 52.5 call butterfly on the retailer is being opened for 35 cents, 2500X. It’s similar to the Weekly 46 – 49 – 52 call fly opened in the name yesterday (see 8/25 [...]

August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Janus Capital Group Inc (JNS) $12.23 +1.07%

Janus Capital attracts a hefty put spread. With shares up 9 cents to $12.19, the investor sells 30,000 Sep 12 puts on the asset management company at 26.5 cents and buys 40,000 Oct 11 puts for 30 cents each. The Oct 11s open a new position and the Sep 12s probably close, as open interest [...]

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SM Energy Company (SM) $85.79 +2.35%

Sizable spread in SM Energy. With the shares up $1.94 to $85.76, the investor is apparently selling 20,000 Sep 75 puts on the oil and gas company at 30 cents and buying 10,000 Oct 80 puts for $2.30. The Oct 80s open a new position and the Sep 75s probably close from a few weeks [...]

August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

American Eagle Outfitters Inc (AEO) $13.60 -0.44%

American Eagle Sep 14 – Jan 15 call spread is bought for 40 cents, 5000X. The Jans might close or, if opening, the spread is expressing the view that shares will hold below $14 through the Sept expiration. Then possibly rally beyond $15 through the Jan expiration. The company reported earnings last week. Peer ANF [...]

August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

CBOE Holdings Inc (CBOE) $53.21 +4.21%

CBOE spikes on a Raymond James upgrade. The stock is up 4.4% to $53.29 after being upgraded to Outperform with a $60 price target. The bullish commentary is based on strong VIX futures volumes in August and the “potential upside of CBOE’s VIX complex in a higher-volatility world.” Although VIX is at just 11.5 and [...]

August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Abercrombie and Fitch Co (ANF) $43.54 -0.59%

Abercrombie attracts increased activity ahead of earnings. The company is due to report on the 28th and is off 14 cents to $43.66 today in the wake of another disappointing quarter from Aeropostale last week. ARO was down 10% Friday after reporting another big loss. On the options front, 22,000 calls and 16,000 puts traded [...]

August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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