Small Cap Stocks

Plug Power Inc ($PLUG) $5.16 +9.55%

Calls outpace puts in Plug Power by 10:1. The stock is up 9% to $5.16 in active trading of 12 million shares amid relative strength in alternative electrical/battery names (BLDP and FCEL are also rallying). 26,000 calls and 2,600 puts traded in PLUG. 4,800 Weekly (11/7) 5.5 calls traded in the name. Dec 5, Weekly [...]

November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc (DWA) $22.81 +2.75%

Dreamworks call volume 9x normal as shares lift 3.3% to 22.94 in light spot volume. Buyer paid 1.40 for 5000 Dec 24 calls tied to a block of 220K shares at 22.80. Options open a new position in front of earnings, due next Weds 10/29. Recall a $32/share deal with Softbank earlier this year fizzled [...]

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) $9.03 -1.31%

Calls on Cliffs Natural Resources see interest again Thursday. The stock was squeezed 7% higher yesterday and is off 24 cents to $8.91 today. A 10000-lot of Weekly (11/14) 11 calls on the metals/minerals company is bought for 27 cents per contract when the bid-ask as 23 to 27 cents. It opens. CLF saw increased [...]

October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Logitech International SA (LOGI) $12.91 +4.20%

Followup on Logitech call flow. Buyer paid 65c for 2323 Nov 13 calls in a sweep at 2:06ET when shares were 12.69, then paid 70c for another 2300 on the PHLX several minutes later when shares were 12.76. Nearly 5900 calls have traded today, 200x normal for the stock, with flow opening the largest block [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Dryships Inc (DRYS) $1.95 -7.58%

Dryships options volume is 3X the daily average. With the stock down 20 cents to $1.92, the bulk of the action is in the January term after an investor sold 10,400 Jan 2 puts on the shipping company at 32 cents and bought 5,400 Jan 7 calls for 2 cents (adjusted, vs.375K shares for $2.09). [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Logitech International SA (LOGI) $12.75 +2.91%

Logitech call buyer snaps up 2300 calls ahead of earnings. Paid 65c for 2300 Nov 13 calls to open a new position. Trade is 100x the average daily call volume in the computer peripherals maker. Nov straddle priced near 13% of spot suggests a reaction in line with the recent four quarters which were all [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) $9.60 +12.41%

Sudden burst of call activity in Cleveland Natural Resources. The stock saw a morning spike to $9.96 and is up 12.9% to $9.63 on bullish analyst commentary. The heavily shorted stock is being squeezed higher ahead of an Oct 27 earnings report and recent options trade on the metals/minerals company include a multi-exchange sweep of [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Express Inc (EXPR) $14.35 +0.14%

Call volume heavy on likely roll from Jan to April. Shares of the clothing retailer are little changed near 14.36 and first hour call volume is nearly 10x normal with 4700 contracts trading, vs 11 puts. Initial flow was an opening buyer of 1624 April 17.5 calls for 1.15 as shares traded near 14.47. A [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Diana Shipping Inc (DSX) $8.60 +3.74%

Diana Shipping draws increased call activity. The stock is up 32 cents to $8.61 and the top trade on the shipping company is a 2500-lot of Jan 10 calls for 20 cents when the bid-ask was 5 to 30 cents. Separately, 2,500 Nov 9 calls traded for 22.5 cents when the market was 15 to [...]

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

KB Home (KBH) $15.51 +6.52%

KB Homes sees increased options action. With the stock up 90 cents to $15.46 on better-than-expected Sept housing data, an investor sells 1750 Nov 13 puts on the builder at 9 cents and buys 5250 Nov 17 – 18 call spreads for 20 cents. Later, another 2,483 of the puts were sold to buy 7450 [...]

October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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