Small Cap Stocks

Xoom Corporation (XOOM) $16.32 +2.32%

Pre-earnings action in Xoom Corp. With the stock up 30 cents to $16.25, 2700 May 15-strike calls on the wire transfer company trades for $1.70 when the market was 1.50 to 1.70. More than 3,000 traded on the day and the flow might add to open interest, which is 2,820 contracts and already the largest [...]

April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

E House China Holdings Limited (EJ) $6.51 +8.50%

Active trading in eHouse China call options as shares gain 8.5%. The stock is up 50 cents to $6.50 and 3,000 Nov 10 calls on EJ were swept across multiple exchanges midday for 30 cents when the market was 5 to 30 cents. Volume at that strike is now approaching 10K against zero open interest. [...]

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VASCO Data Security Intl Inc (VDSI) $25.87 +3.03%

Higher options volume in VASCO Data Security. The stock is up 65 cents to $25.76 and smaller lots of Jun 35 calls on the security software company are swept across multiple exchanges in morning trading for 45, 50 and 55 cents. 4,194 traded at that strike against 2,401 in open interest. May and Jun 30 [...]

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Glu Mobile Inc (GLUU) $5.52 +8.02%

Heavy trading in Glu Mobile as shares spike 8.2%. The stock is up 42 cents to $5.53 on increasing volume of 3.5 million shares (avg daily is 1.55 million). 7,900 calls and 1,090 puts traded on the mobile game developer. The largest trade is a sweep of 1,271 May 6 calls for 25 cents when [...]

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Halcon Resources Corporation (HK) $1.66 +0.61%

Higher options volume in Halcon Resources led by sweeps of January 2016 calls. The stock is flat at $1.65 and 2,078 Jan 2 call options on the oil and gas driller are swept across multiple echanges for 20 cents followed by 1,702 more for 30 cents. More than 5,000 traded against 2,868 in open interest. [...]

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Tidewater Inc (TDW) $25.03 -3.99%

Big three-way in Tidewater will open the largest blocks of open interest in the name. The stock is off $1 to $25.07 amid weakness in the oil services sector and an investor is apparently selling Oct 30 calls on TDW to buy Oct 15 – 20 put spreads, paying 45 cents, 12500X. The new position [...]

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Outerwall Inc (OUTR) $68.50 +2.09%

Opening action in OuterWall options. The stock is up $1.37 to $68.47 and the top trade on the Redbox company is a sweep of 577 May 67 puts this morning for $2.84. Another 368 were swept midday for $3.10. Volume at that strike is 4,351 against zero in open interest, as some investors are possibly [...]

April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Coeur Mining Inc (CDE) $5.39 -6.26%

Third day of action in Coeur d’Alene Sep 5.5 puts. A buyer paid 80 cents per contract to open a 10000-lot Friday (see 4/17 color). Another 21,000 were opened for 80 cents yesterday. The stock is off 34 cents to $5.41 today and 10000 CDE Sep 5.5 puts are bought for 90 cents per contract. [...]

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Green Plains Inc (GPRE) $30.84 -0.55%

Green Plains call sweeps as shares spike nearly $1 to 31.25. Nearly 3000 calls traded just before noon today as shares traded near $30.73. May and June 31 strikes saw most of the flow, including a sweep of 1636 May 31 calls at the 1.35 ask, followed by a sweep of 499 June 31 calls [...]

April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) $5.18 -0.19%

Peabody Energy puts outpace calls by 10:1, driven by a large three-way spread. The stock is off 3 cents to $5.16 and one player sells a 4,000-lot of Jan 13 puts on the coal producer at $7.96 per contract and might be closing a position opened in early-August when shares traded near $16. The same [...]

April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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