Small Cap Stocks

MannKind Corporation (MNKD) $3.81 -2.56%

MannKind Jan 4 calls sold at 57c, 10000X. Shares are off 11c to $3.81 and open interest at that strike is 55.3K. A position is possibly being liquidated after the stock rallied 15% over the previous three trading session. Shares of the biotech company notched 52-week lows of $3.25 last week.

August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) $12.00 +2.74%

Ascena Retail attracts 4X daily options volume with put options dominating the flow. Shares are up 33c to $12 and the top trade on the apparel retailer is a 7.3K lot of Sep 12 puts for 60c per contract when the market was 45 to 60c. More than 8K traded total against 487 in open [...]

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Sandridge Energy Inc (SD) $0.53 +5.92%

Sandridge Energy sees 8X average daily options volume. The stock is up 3c to 53c and the flow is concentrated in Oct .5 calls, as a sweep buyer of 10.3K contracts opened a new position for 15c per contract. Shares of the oil and gas company hit 52-week lows of 40c Monday and have chopped [...]

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Jive Software Inc (JIVE) $4.42 +2.31%

Downside put seller opens in Jive Software. The stock up 12c to $4.44 and 10K Sep 4 puts on the software company traded electronically at a nickel per contract on ISE. A customer is selling-to-open, according to ISEE data, and likely a willing buyer of shares if the stock falls back to $4 over the [...]

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TransEnterix Inc New (TRXC) $2.41 +0.84%

TransEnterix draws a bullish ratio spread. Shares are up 3c to $2.42 and the Jan 2.5 – 5, 1×2, call spread on the medical robotics company trades for 45c, 5000X on ISE. The position size is notable for TransEntrix, as it sees average daily share volume of 736K and current aggregate open interest across all [...]

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Retrophin Inc (RTRX) $27.00 +0.82%

Retrophin with higher options volume driven by one spread trade. The stock is up 28c to $27.05 and the Sep 25 – Dec 30 call spread on the biopharmaceutical company is bought for 50c, 5000X. The Dec 30 calls are being sold-to-open and the Sep 25 calls cover, for $3, a position opened on 3/23 [...]

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Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc New (LL) $15.59 +4.35%

Notable activity in Lumber Liquidators puts. The stock is up 71c to $15.64 and 10K Jan 15-strike puts on the home improvement company trade for $3.30 per contract when the bid-ask was 2.45 to 3.30. More than 13.7K traded at that line against 1.2K in open interest. The flow is opening one of the largest [...]

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MannKind Corporation (MNKD) $3.89 +6.87%

Notable call writing in Mannkind options. With shares up 23c to $3.88 and working higher for a second day after touching 52-week lows of $3.25 intraday yesterday, a 7K block of Jan 4 calls on the biotech trades at 57c on ISE. A customer sold-to-open, according to ISEE data. 11.1K traded total against 40K in [...]

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Avon Products Inc (AVP) $4.61 +1.54%

Large options print in Avon will create the biggest open interest in the name. With shares up a few cents to $4.57, a 65K block of Apr 4 puts on the cosmetics company trades for 72.5c when the market was 40 to 75c. A buyer is likely opening a position and rolling out of blocks [...]

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PTC Therapeutics Inc (PTCT) $37.26 +4.19%

PTC Therapeutics with notable options action. The stock is up $1.19 to $36.94 and an investor sells 2K Dec 20 puts on the biotech at $5.50 to buy 2K Dec 50 – 100 call spreads for $7.225. The new position comes two days after the stock fell to 52-week lows of $29.08. Shares traded for [...]

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