Small Cap Stocks

Vringo Inc (VRNG) $3.27 -1.21%

Vringo sees higher options volume on spread trading. The stock is down a nickel to $3.26 and the Aug – Sep 3.5 put spread on the New York, NY patents and property rights company trades for 24 cents, 4000X. Looks like a roll out to Sep from Aug and extending a bearish outlook in VRNG [...]

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (YGE) $3.51 +0.86%

Yingle Green Energy with upside call buying. The stock is up 3 cents to $3.51 and a 3,888-lot of Sep 4.5 calls on the solar company is bought for 20 cents per contract. 5,256 traded against 544 in open interest. The company reported earnings a little over a month ago and is expected to report [...]

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Verso Paper Corp (VRS) $3.36 -3.45%

Verso Paper options volume is 3X the daily average. The stock is down 13 cents to $3.35 and a 12000-lot of Aug 2.5 puts on the paper company trades at 10 cents per contract. It appears to close from 7/8 when the stock was trading for $2.65 and 12000 were bought for an average of [...]

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Ann Inc (ANN) $38.22 +1.84%

Ann Taylor upside calls spike at midday, continuing a trend. Buyer began lifting offers on 7% out of the money Sep 41 calls a few minutes ago as shares traded near $38.25. Paid 85 to 90c for nearly 2000 contracts, to open what will be the largest option position in the retailer. May be tied [...]

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Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc (ARIA) $5.86 +14.90%

Ariad attracts higher volume as shares spike. The stock is up 77 cents to $5.87 and Aug 6 calls are the most actives in the biotech. 3,278 traded. Weekly (7/25) 5.5 and 6 calls are drawing interest as well.

July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Callaway Golf Co (ELY) $8.58 -5.71%

Call buyers in Callaway ahead of earnings. The stock is down 5.8% to $8.57 after a two-day spike ahead of the results, due after the close tomorrow. Aug 9 calls are the most actives, with 3,600 traded against 988 in open interest. top trade is a 1000-lot for 19 cents when the market was 10 [...]

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WisdomTree Investments Inc (WETF) $11.21 +1.54%

Wisdom Tree Investments with increased put activity. The stock is up 16 cents to $11.20 and four sweeps of 1,000-lots (4,000 total) of Sep 10 puts are leading the flow, as buyers are apparently paying 75 and 80 cents per contract. 7,182 traded total and the flow might close. Open interest at that strike is [...]

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Endeavor International Corp New (END) $1.40 +0.00%

Opening premium seller in Endeavor Int’l. The stock is flat at $1.40. The investor sells 19,000 Jan 1.5 calls on the oil and gas company at 30 cents and sold 14,000 Jan 2 calls at 15 cents. Both are opening and maybe part of an overwrite on a stock position after a 73% year-to-date skid [...]

July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Sonic Automotive Inc (SAH) $25.20 -3.78%

Sonic Automotive, not to be confused with Sonic Burger drive-thru, sees a sizable call buyer. The stock is down $1.13 to $25.06 on earnings and one player buys a 3,700-lot of Nov 30 calls on the auto dealership for 65 cents per contract. 5,600 traded on the day. Today’s volume represents big activity for this [...]

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Coeur Mining Inc (CDE) $8.43 -1.75%

Coeur D’Alene sees early put flow. The stock is down 13 cents to $8.45 and an 8,122-lot of Jan 8 puts on the miner trades for 85 cents when the bid-ask was 75 to 85 cents. It’s opening and comes two days after the company provided an update related to a Palmarejo Mine plan. Earnings [...]

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