Top trades in Apple today are part of a three-way spread. The stock is up 7 cents to $101.86 on a quiet day for Apple as BABA grabs all the headlines. On the options front, an investor bought 20,000 Oct 95 puts on AAPL for 48 cents, bought 20,000 Weekly (10/24) 103 calls for $2.64, [...]
Record day for AAPL options volume as shares swing 6%. Nearly 3 million Apple options traded today, blasting through the prior non-dividend record of 2.3M set just last week as traders digested news out of the iPhone 6 presentation which sent shares to a new all-time high over $103 at 2pm, followed by a 6.5% [...]
Bearish trading continues in 21Vianet. The stock is down $1.03 to $26.38 and Sep 25 puts are the most active options on the Chinese internet company Tuesday. 1,834 traded. Sep 30 and Sep 22.5 puts are the next most actives. Players opened new positions in the Sep 22.5, Sep 25, and Sep 30 puts on [...]
Microchip Technology option volume 9x normal amid heavy share volume. 12K contracts have traded in first hour, 37x normal for the name, with puts leading calls 2:1. Opening customer buyer paid 1.50 for 6500 Oct 49 puts tied to a 48.67 hedge just after 10am, and more recently a sweep buyer paid up to 60c [...]
AMD calls draw interest. With shares flat at $4.14, 4,660 Weekly (9/26) 4.5 calls on the chip-maker are swept across multiple exchanges for 7 cents when the bid-ask was 6 to 7 cents. 2,988 in open interest at that strike and the market is now 7 to 8 cents.
Call buying continues in Spansion. Nearly 4,000 Sep 22.5 calls traded on the chip-maker yesterday and the flow created 1,549 contracts of new open interest at that strike. The stock is up 81 cents to $21.42 and the attention turns to Sep 25 calls today. A sweep buyer was apparently paying 41 cents per contract [...]
Bullish call volume into EZChip share price spike. Shares popped nearly $1 to 26.20 a moment ago with an early call buyer grabbing nearly 2000 Oct 24 calls for $2.05 (now $2.80). 2500 calls traded over several minutes after 10:34am- nearly 32x the normal level for the interval. Unclear what is behind the move.
Twitter with relative strength and higher call volume. The stock is up $1.08 to $49.14 after hitting a morning high of $49.52 on increasing volume of 8.6 million shares. Briefing attributes the strength to positive commentary from BofA/Merrill. 67,000 calls and 22,000 puts already traded on the social media company. Sep 48 calls have traded [...]
Relatively active trading in Yahoo as shares move to 52-week highs. The stock is up 39 cents to $38.18 on increasing volume of 20.5 million shares after Alibaba disclosed better-than-expected Q2 results. On the options front, one player bought-to-open a 10000-lot of Jan2016 35 calls on Yahoo for $7.60 per contract. Another noteworthy trade is [...]
ServiceNow Sep 65 calls are drawing interest. The stock is up 65 cents to $60.38 and 1,379 contracts were swept across multiple exchanges for 65 cents and then 3,691 more traded for 70 cents. 5,907 Sep 65 calls now traded in NOW against 1,235 in open interest. The market is 80 to 85 cents. DA [...]