Small Cap Stocks

J C Penney Company Inc ($JCP) $6.40 -0.62%

Calls on JC Penney are seeing interest for a second day. Players were opening in the Weekly (1/9), Jan, and Weekly (1/30) 6.5-strike calls yesterday (see 1/5 color). The stock is down a nickel to $6.4 today and Weekly (1/9) 6.5 calls are the most actives in the options on the retailer. 16,100 contracts traded, [...]

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LeapFrog Enterprises Inc (LF) $4.89 +3.60%

Heavy call volume in LeapFrog continues December trend. Shares up 3% near $4.87 today and 1600 calls have traded by 2:30ET, vs zero puts, with March 5 calls seeing most of the action in the form of 45 and 50c buyers. The same LeapFrog calls were active on December 24th as well with similar size [...]

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

BGC Partners Inc (BGCP) $9.36 +3.31%

Bullish flow in BGC Parners. The stock is up 30 cents to $9.36 after a notable spike to $9.57 and 2,200 Aug 10 calls on the investment broker are swept across multiple exchanges for 61 cents, followed by 1,500 more for 80.5 cents, and 30 minutes after that, 900 more for 83.4 cents. More than [...]

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Dryships Inc (DRYS) $1.19 -0.83%

Dryships draws increased put activity. With shares flat at $1.2, most of the flow has been sweeps of 500 lots of Jan 1.5 puts on MIAX at 48 cents when the market was 48 to 50 cents. More than 7,000 traded against 313 in open interest, as an investor is possibly selling puts on the [...]

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) $6.43 -1.08%

JC Penney draws a put buyer. With the stock off 8 cents to 46.42, a 15000-lot of Jan 7 puts on the retailer is bought for 67 cents per contract. It’s tied to 1 million shares for $6.56 and maybe closing after a three-month 40% drop in JCP.

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Conns Inc (CONN) $18.27 +0.22%

Second day of interest in Jan 19 calls on Conn Inc. More than 5,800 were opened after Wednesday’s shortened trading session (see 12/24 color). The stock is up 9 cents to $18.32 today and a 2700-lot of CONN Jan 19 calls trades for 1.20 when the market was 1.05 to 1.20. It appears to be [...]

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Outerwall Inc (OUTR) $72.76 -0.16%

Opening activity in Outerwall Feb 70 puts. An investor bought a 3,500-lot for $3.50 and is possibly rolling out of Jan puts, as the same investor also sold 1,626 Jan 50 puts on OUTR at a nickel and 1,940 Jan 62.5 puts at 20 cents. The activity might be adjusting a protective hedge after the [...]

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Conns Inc (CONN) $18.11 +6.53%

Higher call volume in Conn’s Inc as shares spike higher. The stock is up $1.25 to $18.25 and Jan 19 calls are the most actives in the electronics company. More than 5,900 traded at that strike. 3,350 Jan 17.5 calls also changed hands. Some players are possibly buying calls and bracing for the stock to [...]

December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACHN) $12.98 +9.63%

Achillion options action continues amid volatility in shares. After hitting a multi-year high of $16.87 Monday, the stock dropped 23.6% yesterday and is up 10.1% to $13.03 this morning. On the options front, a 4500-lot of Jan2015 16 calls trades on the biotech for 70 cents, electronically. It appears to be a buyer, as the [...]

December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

NQ Mobile Inc (NQ) $4.38 +26.59%

Noteworthy spread in NQ Mobile. With the stock up 28% to $4.42 on news of a stock buyback plan, a Jan2016 5 – 8 call spread on the mobile internet company trades for 75 cents, 20000X. it appears to be a buyer and maybe rolling a block of 8-strike calls to the 5 line. The [...]

December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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