Small Cap Stocks

Parsley Energy Inc (PE) $17.45 +1.10%

Call buyers picking out new positions in Parsley Energy short-term options. The stock is up 14c to $17.40 and small lots of Jul 17.5 calls on the oil and natural gas company printed this morning for 83 and 85c, then 2600 traded for 90-c when the bid-ask was 50 to 95c. More than 5,300 contracts [...]

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Scientific Games (SGMS) $15.51 -0.58%

Sizable Spread in Sigma Designs. The stock is down 6c to $15.54 and the Oct 15 – 17 call spread on the lottery equipment-maker trades at 70c, 10000X. The Oct 17s open and the Oct 15s might close from 3/12 when the stock was around $13 and 20K were bought for $2.45 per contract. The [...]

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Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) $9.61 -0.31%

Notable premium seller in Sanchez Energy. The stock is off 2c to $9.62 and 10K Oct 8 puts on the exploration and production company are being opened at 80c per contract, when the market was 85c to $1. The new position might be a roll out of Jul 8 puts, which traded 8.8K contracts for [...]

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) $2.37 +1.28%

Massive put spread rolls largest open position in Advanced Micro Devices. Shares near $2.37 and a large institutional account sold 180K July 2.5 puts to buy October 2 puts for an 8c credit. Octobers open and the July 2.5 puts date back to January when an opening buyer paid 35c for over 100K contracts as [...]

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MBIA Inc (MBI) $6.36 -23.56%

Puts on MBIA are heavily traded as shares drop 23.5% to $6.36. The stock is under fire in active trading of 20M shares amid concerns about Puerto Rico’s debt problems, which were mentioned earlier in our note about Assured Guaranty (AGO) options activity. Similarly, the top trades in MBI include a Jan 5 – 8 [...]

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E Commerce China Dangdang Inc (DANG) $8.88 -3.16%

eCommerce DangDang with increased options activity. The stock is down 31c to $8.86 and in the midst of a four-day 17.5% skid. An investor pays 15c for the Aug 8 – 10 bullish risk-reversal on the Chinese business-to-consumer eCommerce company, 5200X. The new position is tied to 518K shares at $8.85.

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Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) $29.06 +2.22%

Sizable sweep of Silica calls as shares spike off morning lows. The stock is up 67c to $29.10 and 6,120 Jul 30 calls on the commercial silica producer are swept across multiple exchanges for 70c when the market was 50 to 70c. It opens. 6,400 traded total, as shares make an aggressive 6.6% move off [...]

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St Joe Company (JOE) $15.42 +1.72%

Relative strength and short-term call buyers in St. Joe Company. The stock is up 20c to $15.36 and 1,789 Jul 15-strike calls traded on the real estate development company. Another 700 Jul 16s also changed hands. The interest comes ahead of an Annual Meeting tomorrow. Upside call buyers were active in the name on 6/23 [...]

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American Capital Agency Corporation (AGNC) $18.75 -3.45%

American Capital attracts a notable call spread. The stock is down 3.4% to $18.75 and a Dec 20 – 21 call spread on the REIT trades for 13c, 16450X. The Dec 20s open and the other leg might close. If so, the activity is maybe rolling a block of long Dec 21 calls opened in [...]

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American Realty Capital Properties Inc (ARCP) $8.24 +1.48%

American Capital attracts a second day of bullish flow. 13.6K Jan 10 calls and 4.3K Oct 10 calls on the REIT were opened yesterday. Shares are up 12c to $8.24 and Jan 10 calls are again the most actives in the name. 5,235 contracts changed hands, including a multi-exchange sweep of 5K for 25c. A [...]

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