Small Cap Stocks

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

Costamare Inc (CMRE) $22.54 -0.13%

Costamare call buyer. The stock is off 3 cents to $22.54 and a 1734-lot of Sep 22.5s on the Greek shipping company trades for 15 cents when the bid-ask was 10 to 15 cents. 1,909 traded against 347 in open interest. The market is 10 to 25 cents. The contract expires this week.

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

CBL and Associates Properties Inc (CBL) $18.61 +5.56%

CBL and Assoc draws a second day of increased call activity. The REIT is up 5.5% to $18.60 and an investor sells 1,000 Dec 17.5 calls on CBL at $1.40 to buy 1,250 Dec 20 calls for 43 cents. The ratio spread has traded 2250X4450 on the day and appears to roll a block of [...]

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Advaxis Inc (ADXS) $3.63 -1.09%

Advaxis attracts increased put activity. The stock is down 4 cents to $3.63 and an investor is apparently paying 15 cents per contract for a 15000-lot of Oct 2.5s on the biotech. The volume matches the open interest (which is the largest in ADXS options). So today probably closes a position opened in March and [...]

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

KB Home (KBH) $16.83 +0.06%

Noteworthy call activity in KB Homes. With shares down 7 cents to $16.75, a 11645-lot of Oct 17s on the homebuilder trades at 50 cents on CBOE when the bid-ask was 50 to 54 cents. 12,358 traded total against 943 in open interest. The apparent call writing (possibly over-writes against stock) seems to be expressing [...]

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

GT Advanced Technologies Inc (GTAT) $11.30 -4.88%

Put buyers driving 2nd day of heavy volume in GT Advanced Technologies. Shares off nearly 6% at 11.19 and 10K puts have traded in the opening 10 minutes today, after nearly 50K traded yesterday. Sweep buyers paying 35 to 40 cents for 10/3 10 strike puts dominate the flow, with nearly 6K contracts trading. Yesterday [...]

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

GT Advanced Technologies Inc (GTAT) $11.91 -7.10%

GT Advanced Tech attracts a hefty put buyer. With the stock down 90 cents to $11.92 and now down 30% since disappointing news emerged from the iPhone 6 event on Tuesday, one player buys a 25,000-lot of Dec 11 puts on the LED company for $1.375 per contract. It opens (tied to stock on a [...]

September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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