Mid Cap Stocks
Relative weakness and increased put activity in Chesapeake Energy. The stock is down 2.8% and at session lows of $14.87. One investor buys a 20000-lot of Jan 10 puts on the natural gas company for 60 cents per contract. 27,515 traded total against 25,845 in open interest. May 13, Jul 14, and May 15-strike puts [...]
Bullish pre-earnings flow in JetBlue. The stock is up 14 cents to $19.71 and 9,466 May 19 calls on the airliner are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.15 when the market was 1.05 to 1.15. More than 11,000 traded at that strike against 3,507 and the market has lifted to 1.25 to 1.30. Positions are [...]
ADT attracts an opening put seller. The stock is off 54 cents to $40.14 and a 4050-lot of May 37 puts on the security protection company is sold at 60 cents per contract. The new position comes ahead of a 4/29 earnings report.
Pre-earnings put buyer in Consol Energy. The stock is off 52 cents to $30.92 and a 30000-lot of May 29 puts on the coal company trades for 74 cents per contract on ISE. A customer is buying-to-open and the interest comes ahead of a 4/28 earnings report.
Relative weakness and increased put activity in Seadrill. The stock is off 30 cents to $11.70 and recent trades on SDRL include a sweep of 4,800 Sep 13 puts across multiple exchanges for $2.50 when the market was 2.2 to 2.5. It opens. Jan2017 8-strike, Jan2017 7-strike, and Weekly (4/24) 11 puts are the next [...]
Pre-earnings position adjustment in Owens Corning. The stock is off 25 cents to $41.62 and the May – Jun 43 call spread on the glass company is bought for 50 cents, 7000X. Trade history shows opening activity in May 43 calls a few weeks ago, including a buyer of 6440 contracts for $1.72 on 4/2 [...]
Yandex draws bullish options action. The stock is off 41 cents to $20.49 and 3,064 May 21 calls on the internet company are swept across multiple exchanges for 90 cents when the bid-ask was 80 to 90 cents. It opens and is maybe a play on the EU – Google spat. YNDX is a search [...]
Sizable sweep of Supervalu calls. The stock is off 28 cents to $11.08 (but spiking) and nearly 4,000 May 11 calls on the grocery chain are swept across multiple exchanges for 55 cents when the bid-ask was 45 to 55 cents. 4,200 traded total and the action is opening. May 12 calls on SVU are [...]
Buyers playing Hasbro with upside calls. The stock has been rallying throughout the trading session and is up $1.21 to $66.03 ahead of earnings from peer Mattel – due out shortly. 9,324 calls and 365 puts traded in HAS, or roughly 14X daily average. May 67.5 calls are the most actives and the flow includes [...]
Opening interest in Infinera. With the stock up 32 cents to $20.35, a 5000-lot of May 20 calls on the networking company trades for $1.70 when the market was 1.55 to 1.70. The new position captures earnings on 4/21.