Small Cap Stocks

Abercrombie and Fitch Co (ANF) $20.55 -1.30%

Active trading in Abercrombie ahead of earnings. The stock is off 24c to $20.58 and an investor sells 4,000 Jun 23 calls on the retailer at 38c to buy 5,000 May 29 Weekly 22 calls for 50c. The May 29 Weekly 22 calls open and the Jun 23s are probably closing, as open interest is [...]

May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN) $10.05 -2.80%

Opening action in Ocwen Financial deep out-of-the-money puts. The stock is off 28c to $10.06 and 9750 Oct 6 puts on the mortgage loan company are sold at 15c per contract. 13,397 traded total against 920 in open intrerest. The -8 delta put expires in 143 days.

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SouFun Holdings Limited (SFUN) $7.02 -5.77%

Sizable print in SouFun Holdings. The stock is off 36c to $7.09 after the company reported earnings and 20K Nov 5 puts on the Chinese online real estate company is sold at 20c per contract. The puts are not tied to stock and will open the second largest block of open interest in the name, [...]

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Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACHN) $9.23 -13.58%

Active trading in Achillion as shares come under pressure Wednesday. The stock is down $1.25 to $9.43 after entering a new worldwide licensing agreement for a Hepatitis C drug with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a J&J company. A 17.3K block of Jan 15-strike calls on the biotech trades at 60c on CBOE when the market was 50c [...]

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Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (YGE) $0.98 -34.23%

Bottom fishing in Yingli Green Energy as shares plummet to new lows. The stock is off 35% to 97 cents per share as investors digest for a second day a 20-F filing released Friday that included a discussion of risk factors and the solar company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Recent options trades [...]

May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

MannKind Corporation (MNKD) $4.66 +5.91%

Heavy trading in Mannkind as shares build on recent gains. The stock is up 28c to $4.68 on volume of 7.7M shares and on a three-day 29% rally since bullish commentary from Jefferies triggered a short squeeze in the name Friday. 23K calls and 14K puts traded on the biotech, which is 4X normal volume. [...]

May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

MBIA Inc (MBI) $9.19 -6.32%

Big print in MBIA. With shares down 56c to $9.25 after the company announced a secondary offering of 27.25M common stock at $8.97, a 15400-lot of Aug 8 puts on the credit insurance company is sold at 30 cents per contract (tied to stock on 13 delta). More than 35K traded at the line, making [...]

May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN) $9.99 -0.40%

Opening action in Ocwen Financial downside puts. The stock is off 3c to $10 and the biggest options trade on the mortgage loan company Monday is a sweep of 1,700 Jul 7 puts for 15c per contract when the market was 10 to 15c. 13,100 now traded at that line against 6,298 in open interest. [...]

May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACHN) $10.11 +5.64%

Achillion Pharmaceuticals attracts 5.5X daily options volume. The stock saw a spike to $10.19 and is up 40c to $9.97 on reports the company canceled a scheduled presentation at a UBS conference. The cancellation seems to have sparked some speculation in the name and 7634 Sep 15 calls have traded on the biotech. Jun 8 [...]

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Container Store Group Inc (TCS) $17.23 +5.38%

Relative strength and increasing options action in Container Store. The stock is up 5.4% to $17.23 after a midday spike on higher volume and smaller lots of Jun 17.5 calls on the retailer traded for 35c and a 3644-block for 50c when the market had lifted to .30 to .50. More than 6,600 traded at [...]

May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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