Mid Cap Stocks

Joy Global Inc (JOY) $26.36 -0.86%

Joy Global draws a deep out-of-the-money put buyer. The stock is off 29c to $26.30 and 5K Jan 18 puts on the mining equipment company are bought for 73c per contract. 5.4K traded total and the flow opens an options block struck 31.6% below spot. The stock saw relative weakness last week in the wake [...]

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Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK) $9.02 -1.42%

Notable ratio spread in Chesapeake ahead of earnings next week. The stock is down 12c to $9.03 after a three-day 10.5% rally off 52-week lows. An investor buys 9K Oct 11 calls on the oil and gas company for 68c and sells 12K Oct 13 calls at 23c. The flow appears to be rolling a [...]

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Newfield Exploration Co (NFX) $32.92 +0.09%

Second day of bearish flow in in Newfield Exploration. More than 5K Aug 31 puts on the oil and natural gas company were opened yesterday. Shares are up a nickel to $32.92 today and another 3.7K traded at that line. Buyers are apparently opening in the Sep 30, Aug 32, and Aug 30 puts as [...]

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Staples Inc (SPLS) $14.44 +3.33%

Massive spread rolls Staples calls down from 17 to 15 strike. Initiator paid 62c for 80K Jan 15 – 17 call spreads on the CBOE this morning as shares traded near $14.28. Firm crossed 90% and no delta hedge was involved. Jan 17 calls are the largest open block in Staples, with 176K contracts, and [...]

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MGM Resorts International (MGM) $19.20 +5.41%

MGM calls outpace puts more than 20:1 ahead of earnings next week. The stock is up 97c to $19.19 amid relative strength in the casino names and 5.1K Aug 7th Weekly 19 calls on MGM are swept across multiple exchanges for 62c, then smaller lots printed for 66 and 67c. 6.1K traded total against 4.3K [...]

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HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) $48.77 +5.94%

Timely sweep of HollyFrontier calls before an M&A story lifted the stock. Shares are up $2.66 to $48.69 and early trades on the oil refiner include a sweep of 1,213 Weekly 46 calls for 30c. It’s opening. The contract is now $2.69 in-the-money and expiring tomorrow.

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US Steel Corp (X) $20.33 +1.45%

Early action in US Steel as shares give back some post-earnings gains. The stock is down 16c to $19.88 after a three-day 23.3% rally. In morning options action, 5K Sep 20 puts on the steel-maker are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.50 when the marke twas 1.37 to 1.50. More than 7.5K traded at that [...]

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Patterson UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) $17.22 +4.55%

Bullish flow in Patterson Energy. The stock is up 72c to $17.19 and heading higher for a second day after a two-month 30% drop. An investor buys a 5K lot of Feb 21 calls on the oil and gas driller for $1.05 per contract. It opens the fourth largest block of interest in the name. [...]

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GrubHub Inc (GRUB) $31.73 -4.56%

Put options on Grubhub see some interest as shares give back gains. The stock was up on earnings yesterday, but is off 4.5% to $31.75 today and now down 6% for the week. On the options front, Sep 30 puts on the online restaurant pick up and delivery company traded in small lots across multiple [...]

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Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CBI) $52.40 +3.09%

Second day of interest in Chicago Bridge and Iron Sep 50 puts. 12K were opened at that line yesterday and the flow appeared to be rolling out of Aug 45 puts. Similarly, an investor sells 25.5K Aug 45 puts on the engineering company today at 60c to buy 20K Sep 50 puts for $3.10. Shares [...]

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