Small Cap Stocks
Put selling continues in Jive Software. With the stock down a nickel to $5.78, a 10000-lot of Mar 5 puts on JIVE is sold at 15 cents per contract. It appears to repeat from yesterday and last week (see 1/26 color).
Call options on Ziop Oncology are drawing interest today. The stock is up 93 cents to $8.93 and a morning buyer scooped up 4,000 Feb 11 calls on the biotech for 35 cents when the stock was at $8.11. Volume at that strike is approaching 8,000 and the action appears to be opening. Implied vols [...]
Call buyer in REIT Colony Financial as shares touch new all-time highs. Buyer paid 25c for 1000 June 30 calls a moment ago as shares traded 25.49, opening a new upside trade struck 17% above spot. Earnings due Feb 19th.
Weight Watchers with higher put volume. The stock is up 30 cents to $17.16 after falling to 52-week lows of $16.6 earlier today and a 10000-lot of Apr 15-strike puts on the diet company is sold at $1.20 per contract, to open. Apr 12 and 13 puts are also seeing interest and data from ISEE [...]
Active trading in Ocwen after the company announced a $2.5 mln settlement with California regulators. The stock hit a morning high of $7.95 and is up 9.3% to $6.95 on volume 41.5 million shares. 24,000 calls and 6,900 puts traded on the mortgage investment company. The top trade printed in the first hour when an [...]
Opening activity in Oasis Pete options. The stock is up 34 cents to $13.25 and a 12000-lot of May 10 puts on the petroleum company is sold at 80 cents per contract. 24,373 traded total against 2,387 in open interest. Put sellers are possibly taking positions in the 10-strike options on the view shares can [...]
Deep out-of-the-money calls on Athersys are attracting interest. The stock is up a dime to $2.14 and 1,490 Apr 5 calls on the Cleveland, OH biotech are swept across multiple exchanges for 20 cents when the market was 0 to 20 cents. The new position is possibly a play on the company’s Multistem cell therapy [...]
Feb 5 puts on Jive Software. With shares up 8 cents to $5.75, a 10000-lot trades at a dime. Looks like repeat selling from a couple of weeks ago (see 1/12 color), 1/2, and 1/15. If so, the positioning is expressing confidence that shares will hold above $5 through the Feb expiration and or the [...]
Coupon. com weakness draws call buying. The stock is off 4.5% to $15.16 and 2,806 Feb 15-strike calls on COUP trade for $1.25 when the market was 1.05 to 1.25. It will open the largest block of open interest in the name and the action comes ahead of a Feb 9 earnings report. Some short [...]
AMD calls outpace puts 20:1. The stock is up 12 cents to $2.57. Approximately 18,000 calls and 900 puts traded on the chip-maker. Weekly (1/30) 2.5 calls, which are now 7 cents in-the-money and expiring at the end of this week, have traded 9,000 contracts. Feb 2.5 and 3 calls are the next most actives [...]