Small Cap Stocks

Heron Therapeautics Inc (HRTX) $11.38 +0.98%

Higher options volume in Heron Therapeutics led by spread trading. The stock is up a dime to $11.37 and the Apr 12.5 – 17.5 call spread on the biotech trades for $1.50, 4000X. The new position is tied to 120K shares and the interest comes as HTRX test multi-month highs. The company is presenting at [...]

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Linn Company LLC (LNCO) $11.32 +0.27%

Big options block in Linn Company. The stock is up a nickel to $11.34 and an 8500-lot of Mar 13 calls on the oil and gas company trades for 14 cents. Looks like a buyer and might close, as the contract is 14.6% out-of-the-money and expiring in 23 days. Open interest is 11,977. The company [...]

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500 com Limited (WBAI) $10.18 -20.65%

Big print in 500 Limited. The stock is down 22% to $10 and one player sold a 50000-lot of Mar 7.5 puts on the Chinese sports lottery company at 20 cents per contract. The block will create the largest block of open interest in the name and seems to be expressing confidence that shares will [...]

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Sturm Ruger and Co (RGR) $43.96 +1.55%

Pre-earnings action in Sturm Ruger as the stock shoots 50 cents higher to $43.80. 1,790 Mar 45 calls on the gun-maker are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.35 when the market was 90 cents to 1.35. 3,296 traded total against 421 in open interest. The market is 1.55 to 1.60. Bulls are pulling the trigger [...]

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American Realty Capital Properties Inc (ARCP) $9.49 -2.67%

American Realty Capital Properties attracts a big call buyer. The stock is off 27 cents to $9.48 and one investor buys a 20000-lot of Apr 11 calls on the REIT for 32.5 cents per contract. 27,761 changed hands total against 11,058 in open interest. Apr 10, Weekly (3/6) 10, and Mar 10 calls are the [...]

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RCS Capital Corporation (RCAP) $10.35 -8.16%

7000-lot of Jul 10 puts trades on RCS Capital. The stock is down $1.19 to $10.08 on earnings and it looks like a seller is closing a position at $1.55 in the wake of the broker-dealer’s earnings report. Open interest 8,181, the largest in the name, and trade history shows that the bulk were opened [...]

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CTI BioPharma Corporation (CTIC) $2.31 +1.32%

Sizable print in Cell Therapeutics as implied vols in the name move to new 52-week highs. The stock is up a nickel to $2.33 and a 10000-lot of Mar 2 puts on the biotech trades at 20 cents on CBOE when the bid-ask was 20 to 25 cents. It’s opening – maybe a seller writing [...]

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Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) $8.05 +0.37%

Fortress Investment Group sees pre-earnings flow. The stock is up a nickel to $8.07 and, while 4,257 Mar 8.82 calls have changed hands, volume in the Mar 7.82 puts havis 3,579. Most of the flow has been in smaller sweeps at the offer, suggesting opening buyers. Players are jockeying for position ahead of the asset [...]

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Angies List Inc (ANGI) $6.46 -4.01%

Angie’s List attracts opening call writers. The stock is off 22 cents to $6.51 and 4,490 in-the-money Apr 5 calls on the Internet company trade at $1.75 on ISE. A customer is selling calls to open a new position, according to ISEE data. It might be rolling out of Mar 7.5s, which have tarded 1,265 [...]

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ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc (ZIOP) $9.91 +3.66%

Ziopharm call buyer opens large upside position. Buyer paid 40 to 50c for a few hundred March 13 calls as shares traded 9.80 this morning, and finished up with a block of 4500 at 55c, opening 5000 contracts struck nearly 30% out of the money and expiring in 25 days. Earnings expected March 2nd. Shares [...]

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