Small Cap Stocks

Meritage Homes Corp (MTH) $37.62 -3.14%

Meritage Homes draws a call spread. The stock is down $1.19 to $37.65 and an investor is apparently selling 11,689 Dec 45 calls on the builder at 35 cents and purchasing 9,492 Dec 40 calls for $1.50. The activity appears to roll a block of Dec 45 calls at 35 cents, that was opened two [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Harvest Natural Resources Inc (HNR) $4.57 +10.39%

Call volume spikes as Harvest Natural Resources shares gap higher. 8000 calls have traded this morning, 65x normal, versus ZERO PUTS with buyers paying a dime for a few thousand Oct 5 calls to open when shares were near 4.05 shortly after the open. Stock barely budged over the next two hours, until a buyer [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Iamgold Corporation (IAG) $2.98 -6.29%

IAMGold Dec 2.5 puts are swept across multiple exchanges for 15 cents, 13660X. The bid-ask was 10 to 15 cents. 13,725 now traded against 10,638 in open interest. The market is 10 to 20 cents. With the stock down 18 cents to $3 and shareholder is possibly buying Dec 2.5 puts to hedge stock for [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Mechel Open Joint Stock Company (MTL) $1.04 -28.28%

Mechel Open Joint October calls draw early interest. The stock is off 43 cents to $1.02 and falling to new lows after a Russian official warned that bankruptcy is the most likely scenario for the steel maker. Early buyers of Oct 2 calls on MTL are apparently paying a nickel and Oct 1 calls trade [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Coeur Mining Inc (CDE) $6.12 -4.08%

Noteworthy activity in Coeur Mining options. The stock is down 27 cents to $6.11 and falling to 52-week lows amid ongoing weakness in the miners. A 15900-lot of Jan 8 calls on CDE trades for 20 cents when the market was 15 to 20 cents. 18500 traded at that strike against 882 in open interest. [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Miller Energy Resources Inc (MILL) $4.81 -3.02%

Miller Energy expiring Sep 5 puts are swept up for 30 cents, 2244X at 10:11 when the market was 0 to 30 cents. At 10:12, Briefing notes that the stock falls to session lows on a negative article about the company from StreetSweeper. 2,256 now traded at that strike against 1,036 in open interest. The [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Walter Energy Inc (WLT) $3.09 -10.17%

Walter Energy with another call spread. The stock is off 33 cents to $3.11 and dropping to multi-year lows. The Weekly (10/24) 4.5 – Dec 3 call spread on the coal producer is sold at 49 cents, 15000X. It might roll some of the Weekly (10/24) 4.5 calls (for 7 cents per contract today) that [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Walter Energy Inc (WLT) $3.70 -0.27%

Walter Energy with a call spread. The stock is flat at $3.71 and the Weekly (10/3) 4.5 – Weekly (10/31) 4 call spread on the coal producer is sold at 18 cents, 15000X. The action probably rolls the 10/3 Weeklys (for 7 cents today) that were opened last week at 21 cents when the stock [...]

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

GT Advanced Technologies Inc (GTAT) $12.24 +2.94%

GTA Advanced Tech attracts another day of put activity. Bearish flow was noted in the name Tuesday morning (see 9/16 color) and, later in the day, an investor sold 7,000 Oct 17 puts on GTAT at $5.30 to buy 17,000 Oct 12 puts for $1.30. Open interest numbers indicate a position was rolled to the [...]

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

21Vianet Group Inc (VNET) $19.81 -1.93%

Bears are back in 21Vianet. The stock is down 29 cents to $19.91 and recent trades on the Chinese internet company include a 1679-lot of Oct 20 puts for $2.60 when the bid-ask was $2.55 to $2.60. 4,550 traded total, 3,760 Oct 17.5 puts also traded in the name. VNET saw increased put activity multiple [...]

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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