Jive Software Inc (JIVE) $4.73 -1.46%

Downside put sellers are back in Jive Software. The stock is off 7c to $4.73 and Oct 4.5 puts on the software company are swept across multiple exchanges at 15c per contract Thursday morning. 13.3K traded total against 10 in open interest. The flow is reminiscent to the selling of JIVE Sep 4 puts last [...]

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Mellanox Technologies Ltd (MLNX) $41.40 -0.14%

Mellanox Tech with 7.5X average daily options volume, driven by a bearish combo. The stock is off 32c to $41.13 and the Oct 36 – 46 risk-reversal on the semiconductor company trades for 25c, 3000X. Shares have lost 17.2% over the past three months and the combo, which opens the largest blocks of open interest [...]

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Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) $54.92 +1.10%

Half million dollar sweep in Qualcomm calls as shares spike. Buyer paid up to 66c for 7600 Sep 55.5 calls in a 28-part sweep order as shares traded $54.74 this morning. Opens a new position expiring in 8 days. 15K Qualcomm calls have traded in the first 30 minutes of the day, leading puts 20:1. [...]

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Apple Inc (AAPL) $112.01 -0.16%

Massive position adjustment dominates Apple options on Event Day. Trading volume in shares and options was running 25% below normal ahead of the new product announcements, but just as the event was underway, the Sep 120 – Oct 115 jelly roll is sold at $5.05, 42500X and again at $5.05, 25000X. 110K traded total and [...]

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Mobileye NV (MBLY) $49.77 -5.40%

Negative comments from Citron Research triggers heavy trading in Mobileye. The stock is down 5.5% to $49.74 on double normal volume of 7.6M shares. 4.6K Weekly 50 puts traded in the name. Sep 50, Weekly 53, and Weekly 48 puts are the next most actives in Mobileye. 26K puts and 7.5K calls traded on the [...]

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Autodesk Inc (ADSK) $46.85 +0.09%

Autodesk attracts an upside call buyer. The stock is up 16c to $46.97 and a 16.4K lot of Sep 50 calls on the software company trades for 23c when the bid-ask was 17 to 23c. It’s tied to 250K shares and likely closes from 8/28 when the stock was near $48 and the same calls [...]

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Facebook Inc (FB) $91.46 +2.22%

Weekly puts on Facebook are among the most active single stock options. The stock is up 2.4% to $91.65 and its best levels since August 20. On the options front, some investors like Weekly 91 puts on Facebook, as nearly 20K have changed hands against 792 in open interest. The top trade is a 5.1K [...]

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) $44.12 +0.52%

Microsoft with an opening options block. The stock is up 37c to $44.26 and 20K Nov 47 calls on the software-maker traded at 96c when the market was 96 to 99c and then another 6.1K printed at 96c with the market at 95 to 98c. An overwriter is likely opening a position in upside calls [...]

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Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $30.70 -0.58%

Yahoo calls remain actively traded. The stock is off 2c to $30.88 and the Jan 37 – 42 call spread on the Internet company is bought for 67c, 10000X. The bullish position comes the day after Yahoo saw a flurry of activity on reports the company cancelled out of a Citi conference. However, shares are [...]

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Oracle Corp (ORCL) $37.01 +2.03%

Oracle puts outpace calls nearly 10:1. The stock is up 78c to $37.05 and Sep 35.5 puts are the most active options on the software-maker. The flow includes a sweep of 6.2K contracts at 49c per contract when the bid-ask was 49 to 51c. A seller is opening a position, according to ISEE data. 7.7K [...]

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