Technology

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) $54.01 -1.21%

Noteworthy trade in Texas Instruments. With the stock down 74 cents to $53.93, a 13145-lot of Feb 56.5 calls on the chip-maker is sold-to-open at 24 cents per contract on ISE. 14,520 traded total against 141 in open interest. The action seems to be expressing the view that shares will hold below 56.5 (4.8%) over [...]

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Apple Inc (AAPL) $119.43 +0.45%

Pin play in Apple? For the third consecutive day, Apple Weekly (1/30) 120 calls are the second most active options across the market (behind SPY Weekly 200 puts). 77,525 traded at that strike. Open interest is nearly 60K and the largest among the Weekly (1/30) Apple options. The stock is setting record highs and it’s [...]

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Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL) $15.62 +2.29%

Marvell Tech calls outpace puts nearly 50:1. Roughly 22,000 puts and 450 calls traded on the chip-maker. The stock is up 33 cents to $15.60 and seeing relative strength today on renewed M&A chatter (FlyOnTheWall). 6,200 expiring Weekly (1/30) 15.5 calls traded in the name. Mar 15, Weekly (2/6) 15.5, and Mar 17 calls are [...]

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3D Systems Corporation (DDD) $28.98 -0.55%

Opening activity in Weekly calls on 3D Systems that expire tomorrow. The stock is off 4 cents to $29 after 6-month 45.5% skid. Trade Alert systems detected an afternoon sweep of 3,504 Weekly (1/30) 30 calls for 8 cents when the bid-ask was 4 to 8 cents. 3,858 traded total against 1,203 in open interest. [...]

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) $41.40 +0.51%

Active trading in Microsoft as shares try to recover some losses. MSFT is up 17 cents to $41.36 today, but down 11.9% since earnings were reported Monday afternoon. Trading in the options market has been active throughout the week and the action continues today. 128,000 calls and 70,000 puts. The top trade is a buyerof [...]

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Cadence Design Systems Inc (CDNS) $17.90 -1.21%

15000-lot of Feb 17 puts on Cadence Design appears to be a closing buyer. The stock is off 27 cents to $17.85 and 35 cents is apparently being paid to cover a position opened in Sep at 65 cents when the Feb 17 – 18 (3X2) put ratio spread on the software maker was opened [...]

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Southcross Energy Partners LP (SXE) $12.74 +3.92%

Unuusual trade in Southcross Energy. Shares are up 42 cents to $12.68 after the company released preliminary Q4 operation results and an investor sells 3,500 Mar 25 puts on the gas utility at $13.15 per contract. It will open the largest block of open interest in the name and seems to be expressing a bullish [...]

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Facebook Inc (FB) $76.52 +0.98%

Facebook bulls driving heavy call volume into earnings. Shares up 1.4% on the heels of Apple’s blowout and the weekly straddle implies a move near 7% tonight, in line with the average of the past 4 releases (2up, 2 down), while option volume today is focused in upside strikes- particularly weekly 1/30 80 calls and [...]

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Juniper Networks Inc (JNPR) $23.07 +5.68%

Juniper Networks option volume heavy after earnings. Shares up nearly up 6% to $23.15 near four month highs after beating EPS and option volume is twice normal with calls leading puts 7K to 6K at 3pm ET. Notable opening flow includes a buyers paying 31c for 1067 Feb 24 calls a few minutes ago as [...]

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Synaptics Incorporated (SYNA) $66.77 +0.53%

Pre-earnings action in Synaptics. The stock is moving off session lows of $65.09 and is up 8 cents to $66.50. A sweep of 3,240 Mar 70 calls on the app software-maker prints for $3.40 across multiple exchanges when the bid-ask was 3 to 3.4. More than 4,000 traded against 480 in open interest. The market [...]

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