Small Cap Stocks

Banco Santander SA (SAN) $8.86 -0.34%

Santander sees a hefty premium sale. The stock is off 3 pennies to $8.86 and 36,000 Jan 10 calls are sold on the Spanish bank at 22.5 cents. 37,770 traded on the day. Open interest at that strike is 96,380 and most were opened in the summer 2013. For instance, buying was noted for 50 [...]

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) $10.19 +1.80%

Cypress sees midday options action. The stock is up 14 cents to $10.15 and a sweep of 5,560 Jun 10 calls recently traded on the chipmaker for 75 cents when the market was 60 to 75 cents. Volume at that strike is now 7,188 against 2,330 in open interest and the market lifted to 75 [...]

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MGIC Investment Corp (MTG) $8.53 -1.16%

A big block of calls trades on MGIC. The stock is off 9 cents to $8.54 and a 23000-lot of Jan 10s trades on MTG at 92 cents when the market was 92 to 98 cents. Open interest is 48,292 and today’s premium seller is possibly closing positions opened several months, which included a buyer [...]

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Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR) $7.55 +1.89%

Bearish flow in Magnum Hunter Resources. The stock is up 14 cents to $7.55 and recovering early losses after the company updated its Marcellus, Utica shale plays. The top options trade on the Houston, TX oil and gas company is a 9000-lot of Apr 7 puts for 35 cents when the market was 15 to [...]

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Alpha Natural Resources Inc (ANR) $4.35 -1.81%

Alpha Natural Resources attracts higher call volume. The stock is off 8 cents to $4.35 and the Jan 5 – 7 call spread trades on the coal producer for 50 cents, 10000X on ISE. A customer is buying-to-open, according to ISEE data. Jun 4 and 5 calls on the stock are drawing interest as well. [...]

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Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) $7.65 +3.66%

Call buyers eye Iridium Communications. The stock is up 29 cents, or nearly 4%, to $7.67 and smaller sweeps of Jul 10 calls traded on the mobile communications company for 30 cents per contract at the open. Volume at that strike is 5,427 contracts against 239 in open interest. The market is 35 to 40 [...]

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VirnetX Holding Corp (VHC) $15.07 -4.86%

Higher options volume in VirnetX. The stock is down 81 cents to $15.03 and falling to new 52-week lows. On the options front, the Jan 20 – 23 call spread is apparently being bought on the Internet company for 95 cents, 4500X. It has traded 7600X and appears to be roll down in strikes, which [...]

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IMAX Corporation (IMAX) $27.95 -1.31%

Call buyers eye IMAX. The stock is off 37 cents to $27.95. Total options volume is 6,467 calls and only 6 puts. The flow includes a sweep of 1,172 Apr 29 calls across multiple exchanges for 45 cents when the market was 35 to 45 cents. Voume at that strike is now 2,290 against 253 [...]

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Plug Power Inc (PLUG) $6.15 +1.99%

Plug Power leading early flow after dominating single stock action yesterday. Nearly 35K contracts have traded in the first 10mins of the day as shares slip another 5% after yesterday’s violent pullback after negative comments out of Citron Research. 626K Plug options traded yesterday, nearly 7% of the total single-stock market volume, resulting in 112K [...]

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Plug Power Inc (PLUG) $7.98 -22.60%

Citron Research pulls the rug from under PLUG. The stock hit a five-year high of $11.72 early, but has faltered in afternoon trrading and is down 22.7 percent to $7.96 — a 32% plunge from session highs. Share volume is hefty 153 million. Approximately 222,000 calls and 156,000 puts traded on the Latham, NY fuel [...]

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