Small Cap Stocks
AuRico Gold attRacts an opening put buyer. The stock is up 8 cents to $3.06 and a 12000-lot of Sep 3 puts on the gold miner trades for 52.5 cents. It might be a hedge and or replacing some of the 15,744 of open interest in Mar 4 puts on AUQ that are expiring today.
Call buyer in Five Below as shares pop 30c. Buyer paid a nickel through the $1 offer for 1775 May 35 calls as shares traded 31.59 this morning. Opens a new position in the retailer who will report earnings next week.
Increasing volume in Immunodemics led by a time spread. The stock is off 4 cents to $4.10 and the May – Aug 5 call spread on the biotech trades for 62 cents, 2500X on ISE. A customer bought the spread and is opening both legs, according to ISEE data. If so, the new position is [...]
17000-lot of May 6 calls on Cliff Natural Resources is opened as shares fall to 10-year lows. The stock is off 15 cents to $4.39 and the investor is apparently buying the calls to open, maybe on the view tha the 35.8% month-to-date slide in shares of the metals and minerals company is overdone. Meanwhile, [...]
Goodrich Pete with early put buyers. The stock is off 15 cents to $2.88 and 1,131 Apr 2.5 puts on the energy company are swept across multiple exchanges for 30 cents when the market was 20 to 30 cents. It’s opening. Buyers are apparently opening in Apr 3 puts on GDP as well. 2,184 contracts [...]
Early call buyers in General Cable realize windfall gains on deal-related spike. The 56cent call buyer noted minutes into the day when shares were near $14.55 had remarkably fortunate timing, with a gain of nearly 470% ($90K) on the trade as shares spiked from 14.70 well above $18 at 2:49ET as TheFlyonTheWall.com noted reports of [...]
Short-term call buyers in Tower Semi. The stock is up 40 cents to $18 and 2600 Mar 17 calls on the chip-maker are swept across multiple exchanges for 85 cents when the market was 60 to 85 cents. It opens. Bullish flow comes as the stock makes a stab at 52-week highs of $18.2 set [...]
General Cable sees early call buying. The stock is off 7 cents to $14.55 and 340 Apr 15 calls on BGC trade at the opening bell for 56 cents. The market was 50 to 60 cents. 250 Mar 16 calls also changed hands.
Acacia Research attracts increased put activity. With the stock down 33 cents to $10.97 and falling to 52-week lows, an investor is apparently selling-to-close 2,000 May 15 puts on the patent licensing company to buy 4,000 Aug 10 puts for $1. Trade history shows the May puts were probably bought on 1/21 with the stock [...]
Relative weakness and increased put activity in C and J Energy Services. The stock is off 63 cents to $11 and a 5000-lot of Jun 10 puts on the oil and gas equipment company trades for 90 cents when the market was 80 to 90 cents. It opens and comes after the company on Friday [...]