Small Cap Stocks

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) $7.87 -8.38%

Call buyer in Cliff Natural Resources. The stock is down 68 cents to $7.91 and a 6500-lot of Feb 10 calls on the metals and minerals company is bought for 27.5 cents. 10,049 traded on the day against 3,881 in open interest, as some players are possibly bracing for a short squeeze heading into a [...]

January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (GDP) $2.59 -0.38%

Big blocks of calls on Goodrich Pete as shares traded flat at $2.60. An investor buys 22,500 Feb 4 calls on the stock for a nickel and is apparently closing a position (short calls) opened on 1/7 at 32.5 cents, 13500X, and 1/8 at 20 cents, 6825X. Shares were near $3.25 at the time. Now, [...]

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Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc (DWA) $19.46 -8.68%

Heavy put volume in Dreamworks as shares hit 2yr low on downgrades. Shares dipped as low as $18.30 (-14%) this morning before regaining $1 and 16K puts have traded in the opening 90 minutes with a focus on downside 16 and 17 strikes. Customer paid 1.20 for 6300 JUne 120 puts, outright, when shares were [...]

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Aeropostale Inc (ARO) $2.77 -3.15%

Aeropostale attracts put buying. With the stock down 11 cents to $2.75, 2,555 Feb 3 puts on the apparel retailer are swept across multiple exchanges for 35 cents when the bid-ask was 20 to 35 cents. Open interest is 355. The contract expires in four weeks and does not capture earnings, which are due on [...]

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Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp (TKMR) $24.27 -0.86%

Tekmira call buyer closes loser. Customer paid 8.20 for 5500 Jun 17.5 calls a moment ago as shares traded 24.20. Appears to close the same size block sold to open on Jan 12 near 6.20 as shares traded 22.95

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Post Holdings Inc (POST) $41.84 +5.44%

Timely call buyer in Post this morning. A 2369-lot of Mar 45 calls on the food company traded for $1 on the ISE. A customer bought-to-open, according to ISEE data. The stock was later mentioned on CNBC’s Halftime Report and is up $2.29 to $41.96. 3,776 Mar 45 calls now traded on the food company [...]

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American Capital Agency Corporation (AGNC) $21.89 +1.34%

Opening call writer in American Capital. The stock is up 29 cents to $21.89 and a 14000-lot of Mar 22 calls on the REIT is sold at 25 cents per contract. The investor also bought 360,800 shares for $21.84 and maybe looking for an income strategy in AGNC, which also offers a 12% dividend yield.

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Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc (ARIA) $6.17 +0.82%

Ariad Pharm attracts higher call volume. The stock is up a nickel to $6.17 and 8,000 call options trade on the biotech, including a buyer of 5000 Mar 7 calls for 30 cents per contract on ISE. 5,558 traded total against 245 in open interest. The stock was up Monday on news a European Comission [...]

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Retrophin Inc (RTRX) $13.79 +9.79%

Biotech Retrophin sees bullish 3way. Trader bought 2550 June 15 – 20 call spreads and sold 2550 June 10 puts earlier today when shares were near 12.96. All legs open and the net debit of 47.5 cents sets up a position that gains if RTRX heads to the 20 strike- a level hit last April [...]

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Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc New (LL) $56.79 +4.76%

In-the-money put spread on Lumber Liquidators. The stock up $2.78 to $57 and the Feb – Mar 60 ps on the retailer is bought for $2.80, 15103X. It appears to be rolling a block of Feb 60 puts (at 7.5 today) opened on a couple of weeks ago for $5.95, which was rolling out of [...]

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