Cisco Nov 24 puts see interest for a second day. One player apparently bought-to-open 20,700 contracts for 26 cents yesterday morning. 26,800 traded total and open interest increased by more than 23K. Shares are off 3 cents to $25.23 this morning and 4,700 of the same puts were swept across multiple exchanges for 22 cents. [...]
Twitter options volume twice normal with earnings an hour away. On pace for 400K contracts today with calls leading puts 4:3 and 61% of today’s volume in weeklys that expire this Friday. Shares near 48.60, the center of their 52wk range of 30.50 to 73.31, and today’s volume is on track for the best since [...]
FireEye Weekly (11/7) 32 calls trade 3086 contracts. With the stock up 20 cents to $31.08, the top trade is a 2000-lot for $1.70 on PHLX when bid-ask was $1.45 to $1.70. Looks like a new position and will capture a Nov 4 earnings report.
Fortinet March 26 calls have traded 5,466 contracts. The stock is up 25 cents to $25.69 and the top trade is a 2,000-lot for $2.20 on ISE. A customer bought-to-open, according to ISEE data. Bullish flow in FTNT comes two days after the security software-maker reported earnings.
Citrix Systems sees a sizable options trade. The stock is up 97 cents to $62.81 after losing 4.5% on earnings yesterday. On the options front, a 25000-lot of Nov 65 puts on the software company is being opened for $3.30 when the market was $3.10 to $3.30. It’s tied to 1.875 million shares and the [...]
Big spike in Digital River motivates increased call activity. The stock is up $8.16 to $25.54 on reports the company is being acquired by an investor led group for $26 per share in cash. Nov 18 calls are the most actives in the name. 5,397 traded and it appears that investors are liquidating positions. The [...]
Teradyne sees noteworthy action. With the stock up 40 cents to $18.22, a 6000-lot of Jan 18 calls on the chip equipment company trades for $1.15 when the bid-ask was $1.05 to $1.15. More than 7,000 changed hands at tha strike against 3,764 in open interest. the market is $1.15 to $1.20. The stock fell [...]
AMD attracts another day of high put volume. Shares are up a nickel to $2.69 and one player bought 11,000 Apr 2 puts on the chipmaker for 14 cents per contract. Then another 4600 were bought for 14 cents. 15,740 traded at that strike and the buying appears opening. Some of the flow might be [...]
Repeat call activity in King Entertainment. The stock is up 2 cents to $11.30 and the top trade on the game-maker company is a sweep of 1,124 Nov 12.54 calls for 60 cents when the bid-ask was 45 to 60 cents. Yesterday’s activity (see 10/22 color) created 3,194 contracts of new open interest at that [...]
Five of the the ten most active equity options today are 10/24 Weeklys on Apple. With the stock up $1.81 to $104.80 and notching new highs, 105-calls that expire after tomorrow are seeing the most volume of 34.4K contracts. Weekly (10/24) 106 calls, 104 puts, and 104 calls are the next most actives stock options [...]