Small Cap Stocks

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc (HOV) $4.06 +2.78%

Higher call volume in Hovnanian for a third day. Feb 4 calls on the builder drew interest Thursday and Feb 4.5s were active yesterday (see 11/10 color). Shares are up 14 cents to $4.09 Tuesday and 5000 May 4 calls on HOV are swept across multiple exchanges when the market was 60 to 70 cents. [...]

November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

McDermott International Inc (MDR) $3.95 -1.74%

McDermott ratio spread. The stock is off 7 cents to $3.95 and the investor is apparently selling-to-close 7000 Jan 7 puts on the oil and gas equipment company at $3 to buy a new position in 19,000 May 3.5 puts for 55 cents. The Jan 7s appear to close a block of puts accumulated in [...]

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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) $18.49 +0.54%

Players are diving into Seaworld puts ahead of earnings. The stock is up 13 cents to $18.52 and the top trade is a sweep of 1,739 Nov 17.5s for 40 cents when the bid-ask was 25 to 40 cents. 3,119 traded total. Another 1,105 Dec 17.5 puts have also changed hands. Looks like buyers are [...]

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Hovnanian Enterprises Inc (HOV) $4.04 +7.16%

Calls on Hovnanian are busy for the second time in three days. Players snapped up Feb 4.5 calls on the homebuilder Thursday (see 11/6 color). Shares are 25 cents to $4.02 and Feb 4 calls are seeing the bulk of the order flow today. 6,918 contracts have changed hands so far, including a sweep of [...]

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Civeo Corporation (CVEO) $11.02 +0.27%

Civeo sees a second day of increased put activity. Some investors were apparently closing Nov 12.5 puts on the Houston, TX business services company (which provides workforce accomodations to the energy industry) while opening in Nov 10 puts Friday. Players appear to be adding to the bearish positions in Nov 10 puts on CVEO today, [...]

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Walter Energy Inc (WLT) $3.16 +15.33%

Walter Energy with another big call spread. The stock is up 39 cent to $3.13 and building on gains from earlier this week after Republican victories in the Senate sparked a rally in coal stocks. On the options front, an investor pays 36 cents for the Nov 2.5 – 3 call spread on WLT, 39000X. [...]

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Iamgold Corporation (IAG) $1.93 +12.87%

Ambitious trade in IAM Gold. Shares are up 23 cents to $1.94 after a nearly $30 move in gold sparked big gains across the mining sector Friday. On the options front, one player bought a 15000-lot of Mar 3 calls on IAG for 14 cents per contract, to open. 15,583 traded at that strike. Mar [...]

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Hovnanian Enterprises Inc (HOV) $3.77 +1.89%

Hovnanian Feb 4.5 calls are being swept for 20 cents. The market was 10 to 20 cents. 9,426 traded total against 396 in open interest. The stock is up 7 cents to $3.77 and the bullish action comes ahead of a presentation at a UBS builders confernce on 11/13. Earnings due out early or mid-December.

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Alpha Natural Resources Inc (ANR) $2.60 +7.00%

14500 ANR Jan2016 5 calls are sold at 40 cents per contract. More than 15,100 traded against 18,370 in open interest. The stock is up 17 cents to $2.60 and the activity is possibly closing after a two-day 32% spike in the stock. ANR and other coal stocks have been hot since Republicans scored victories [...]

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American Realty Capital Properties Inc (ARCP) $8.66 -0.57%

American Realty Capital attracts call buying. The stock is down 13 cents to $8.58 and has been attempting to rebound this week after concerns about accounting irregularities sent shares spiraling out of control in late-October (see 10/29 and 11/3 color). On the options front, one player bought a 15000-lot of Jan 12.5 calls on ARCP [...]

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