Small Cap Stocks

SouFun Holdings Limited (SFUN) $8.13 +3.96%

SouFun call volume trounces put volume more than 100:1. The stock is up 4.1% to $8.14 and roughly 26K calls and only 250 puts traded on the Chinese online real estate portal. The flow includes a 6000-lot of Jun 26 Weekly 8.5 calls this morning for 40c when the bid-ask was 30 to 40c. 17.3K [...]

June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments More

OM Group Inc (OMG) $34.07 +0.09%

Opening activity in OM Group options. The stock is flat at $34.04 and 1000 Jul 35 calls on the battery and specialty chemicals company traded for 50c and then another 2150 for 55c when the market was 50 to 55c. More than 4,100 traded and the flow will create the largest block of open interest [...]

June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Iamgold Corporation (IAG) $2.03 +0.00%

Hefty put spread in IAMGold. The stock is flat at $2.03 and an investor is apparently paying 20.5c for the Jun – Sep 2 put spread on the gold miner, 104400X. Trade history shows opening activity in Jun 2 puts for 23 and 25c with shares near $2.20 on 3/5. The flow was rolling out [...]

June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Exelixis Inc (EXEL) $3.42 +8.57%

Exelixis Jun 3.5 calls are seeing interest. The stock is up 26c to $3.41 on positive drug results and a 7,790-lot of Jun 3.5 calls on the biotech is sold at 30c per contract. It might be closing. 8,230 traded against 17.3K in open interest, which is the second largest block of OI in the [...]

June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Heron Therapeautics Inc (HRTX) $17.36 +40.57%

Higher call volume in Heron Therapeutics led by spread trading. The stock is up 40.8% to $17.39 after the company announced positive drug trial results. The Jun 15 – Sep 17.5 call spread on the biotech trades for 35c, 4740X. It appears to be rolling a block of Jun 15 calls at $2.22 today that [...]

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ITT Educational Services Inc (ESI) $2.73 +13.28%

Call buyer pays up for near term ITT Education calls. Initiator paid 45c for 2300 June 3 calls shortly after the open as shares traded near $2.60, putting breakeven nearly 30% above current spot level. Opens and suggests a view that shares maybe set to recover some of the value lost this year as fraud [...]

May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) $12.28 +4.33%

Pacific Ethanol with early options action. The stock is up 32c to $12.09 and 1,781 Jun 12 calls on the oil and gas refiner trade for 65c when teh bid-ask was .40 to 65. 2,240 traded at that line. The company reported earnings on 5/11. Shares fell on the results, but have recovered the losses [...]

May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Rovi Corporation (ROVI) $16.89 +2.24%

Bearish flow in Rovi as shares try to rebound off 52-week lows. The stock is up 37c to $16.89 after falling to $15.97 yesterday and 4000 Jun 20 puts on the multi-media company trade for $3.65 per contract when the market was $3.10 to $3.80. Looks like a buyer is adding to 2000 contracts opened [...]

May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

XOMA Corporation (XOMA) $3.60 +8.43%

Big call buyer in Xoma Corp. The stock is up 26c to $3.58 after the company announced results from a Phase 3 drug study and a 9000-lot of Sep 4 calls on the biotech is bought for $1.20 per contract. It’s tied to shares at $3.40 and might be repeat buying from 5/8, when the [...]

May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Iconix Brand Group Inc (ICON) $25.68 -1.46%

Iconix Brands sees increasing options volume led by a large ratio spread. The stock is off 47c to $25.59 and an investor is apparently selling 5,000 Jun 22.5 puts on the consumer brands company at a dime, while buying 10,400 Jul 22.5 puts for 62.5c. The activity appears to be rolling a block of puts [...]

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