Small Cap Stocks

Walter Energy Inc (WLT) $5.34 -3.09%

Call writer in Walter Energy. The stock is down 19 cents to $5.32 and a 10000-lot of Weekly (7/11) 5.5 calls on the coal producer is sold at 17 cents per contract. It’s opening and seems to be expressing the view shares will see limited upside over the next few weeks. The stock is down [...]

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS) $7.78 +2.10%

AK Steel attracts early options action. The stock is up 20 cents to $7.82 after announcing an increase of base prices for stainless steel products yesterday. AKS is now up 27.1% month-to-date. Early options trades on the stock Wednesday include a sweep of 2,722 Sep 8 calls for 65 cents when the bid-ask was 60 [...]

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

TakeTwo Interactive Software Inc (TTWO) $21.29 -1.07%

Take Two Interactive sees opening action. The stock is down 22 cents to $21.30 and 3,100 Sep 21 puts on the video game-maker are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.25 when the bid-ask was $1.15 to $1.25. Open interest is 629. An investor is possibly buying Sep puts and looking to hedge gains after a [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Fluidigm Corporation (FLDM) $29.08 +1.68%

Fluidigm sees opening options activity. The stock is up 63 cents to $29.23 and the investor is apparently selling Aug 25 puts on the medical labs company at $1 to buy Aug 30 – 35 call spreads for $1.55, 2500X. The three way opens the largest blocks of open interest in the name and seems [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Northstar Realty Finance Corporation (NRF) $16.68 +0.18%

Upside call buying in Northstar Realty Finance. Shares are up 3 cents to $16.68 and more than 17,000 Jul 17 calls traded on the REIT. The top trade is 1968 for 35 cents per contract on ISE when the market was 30 to 35 cents. A customer bought-to-open, according to ISEE so far. Shares have [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc (OHRP) $10.68 -6.32%

Increased options activity in OHR Pharmaceutical. The stock is down 36 cents to $11.04 after the company released results from a trial study of eye drops for patients with wet AMD. Looks like players are selling deep out-of-the-money July 20, 25 and 30 calls at 20 cents and a dime per contract in the wake [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Endeavor International Corp New (END) $1.35 -8.16%

Call writing in Endeavour Int’l. The stock is down 12 cents to $1.35 and an investor sells an 8800-lot of Dec 1 calls on the oil and gas company at 40 cents per contract. 10,073 traded against 8,065 in open interest. END has lost three-quarters of its value so far in 2014. The opening activity [...]

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Mechel Open Joint Stock Company (MTL) $1.98 -9.17%

Mechel Open Joint draws early options action. The stock is down 18 cents to $2 after dropping 12.7% last week. The focus is on in-the-money Jul 3, 3.5, and 4 puts this morning, as buyers appear to be opening new positions. Total volume is 3,015 puts and 95 calls. The bearish flow comes a little [...]

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID) $4.17 +0.00%

Brazilian steel maker Companhia Siderurgica sees bearish flow. The stock is flat at $4.17 and most of the options actiivty is in Dec 4 puts after 10000 were swept across multiple exchanges for 50 cents when the bid ask was 35 to 50 cents. Open interest is 3,555.

June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Vivus Inc (VVUS) $5.26 -0.57%

Deep in-the-money put spread in Vivus. The stock is flat at $5.30 and the investor is apparently buying the Jun – Jan 15 ps on the biotech for 45 cents, 12271X. It probably rolls a block of puts, maybe a hedge, out an additional six months. Looks like the expiring June 15s were opened at [...]

June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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