Small Cap Stocks

Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (GDP) $14.61 -1.62%

Bearish positioning in Goodrich Pete. With the stock down 29 cents to $14.56, the focus has been on Oct 12.5 and 15 puts. One player bought 5,050 Oct 12.5s for 40 cents midday when the stock was more than $1 above current levels. 10,227 traded at that strike agianst 112 in open interest. The market [...]

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Dean Foods Company New (DF) $13.77 -2.69%

Dean Foods draws bearish activity. With the stock down 35 cents to $13.80, 4,764 Oct 13 puts on the dairy products are swept for 15 cents when the market was 5 to 15 cents. There’s no open interest at that strike. 6,738 traded total and the market is 20 to 25 cents. DF has dropped [...]

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Spansion Inc (CODE) $23.29 +1.88%

Heavy call activity in Spansion. The stock is up 42 cents to $23.30 and, with shares at $22.90, 4,000 Nov 30 calls traded on PHLX for 75 cents when the bid-ask was 60 to 75 cents. It might close. 7,044 traded at that strike against 14,524 in open interest. Nov 29 calls have traded 3,567 [...]

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

NQ Mobile Inc (NQ) $6.45 +11.79%

NQ Mobile calls surge amid deal speculation. 10K calls in the first two hours (vs 800 puts) as shares lift 12% to 6.47 on reports Benzinga that Bison Capital is interested. Implied vol spiking from 11 points to 122% and most of today’s flow is in 6.5 and 7 strike calls expiring Friday. NQ is [...]

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Meritage Homes Corp (MTH) $37.62 -3.14%

Meritage Homes draws a call spread. The stock is down $1.19 to $37.65 and an investor is apparently selling 11,689 Dec 45 calls on the builder at 35 cents and purchasing 9,492 Dec 40 calls for $1.50. The activity appears to roll a block of Dec 45 calls at 35 cents, that was opened two [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Harvest Natural Resources Inc (HNR) $4.57 +10.39%

Call volume spikes as Harvest Natural Resources shares gap higher. 8000 calls have traded this morning, 65x normal, versus ZERO PUTS with buyers paying a dime for a few thousand Oct 5 calls to open when shares were near 4.05 shortly after the open. Stock barely budged over the next two hours, until a buyer [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Iamgold Corporation (IAG) $2.98 -6.29%

IAMGold Dec 2.5 puts are swept across multiple exchanges for 15 cents, 13660X. The bid-ask was 10 to 15 cents. 13,725 now traded against 10,638 in open interest. The market is 10 to 20 cents. With the stock down 18 cents to $3 and shareholder is possibly buying Dec 2.5 puts to hedge stock for [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Mechel Open Joint Stock Company (MTL) $1.04 -28.28%

Mechel Open Joint October calls draw early interest. The stock is off 43 cents to $1.02 and falling to new lows after a Russian official warned that bankruptcy is the most likely scenario for the steel maker. Early buyers of Oct 2 calls on MTL are apparently paying a nickel and Oct 1 calls trade [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Coeur Mining Inc (CDE) $6.12 -4.08%

Noteworthy activity in Coeur Mining options. The stock is down 27 cents to $6.11 and falling to 52-week lows amid ongoing weakness in the miners. A 15900-lot of Jan 8 calls on CDE trades for 20 cents when the market was 15 to 20 cents. 18500 traded at that strike against 882 in open interest. [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Miller Energy Resources Inc (MILL) $4.81 -3.02%

Miller Energy expiring Sep 5 puts are swept up for 30 cents, 2244X at 10:11 when the market was 0 to 30 cents. At 10:12, Briefing notes that the stock falls to session lows on a negative article about the company from StreetSweeper. 2,256 now traded at that strike against 1,036 in open interest. The [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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