Technology

NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) $97.46 -2.69%

Active trading in NXP Semi call options as shares attempt to recover lost ground. The stock is off 2.5% to $97.62 and off session lows of $93.05, but still down 10% from 52-week highs seen Monday. The top options trade on the chip-maker is a 1315-lot of May 100 calls for $5.50 on ISE. A [...]

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Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) $65.09 +1.50%

Relative strength and upside call buyer in Computer Sciences. The stock is up $1 to $65.13 and a 2400-lot of Jun 70 calls on the IT company trades for $2.30 on ISE. A customer bought-to-open, according to ISEE data. 2,533 traded total. Another 400 Jun 75 calls on CSC have also changed hands. The stock [...]

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Xilinx Inc (XLNX) $39.83 +0.00%

Big call spread in Xilinx. The stock is up a nickel to $38.88 and the Jan – Jan2017 40 call spread on the chip equipment company trades at $1.30, 17000X on ISE. While it looks like they sold the longer-dated Jan 2017s to buy the Jan 40s, the spread is an opening position traded firm-to-firm, [...]

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Infinera Corporation (INFN) $18.76 +5.39%

Infinera options are drawing interest as the stock rallies Thursday. Shares are up 99 cents to $18.79 in active trading of 1.1 million shares and near session highs on no news. Morning options trades on the networking company included sweeps of May 18 calls for 1.35, 1.55, and 1.75 per contract. 5,172 traded at that [...]

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Maxim Integrated Products Inc (MXIM) $33.90 -4.40%

Second day of interest in Maxim Integrated Apr 35 calls. 2273 traded yesterday and the flow created 2,036 of open interest at that strike. The stock is down $1.57 to $33.89 and reeling with other chip stocks today. Recent options trades include a sweep of 1965 MXIM Apr 35 calls for 40 cents. Looks like [...]

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) $41.48 -3.31%

Microsoft draws a big put spread. The stock is off $1.38 to $41.52 and the biggest loser among 28 Dow stocks trading lower late-Wednesday (only oil names XOM and CVX are holding gains within the industrial average). In morning options trading, the Weekly (3/27) – May 44 put spread on MSFT is sold at 56 [...]

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Micron Technology Inc (MU) $26.45 -5.40%

Heavy trading in Micron as shares drop $1.46 to $26.50 on volume of 27.5 million shares. 55,000 calls and 77,000 puts traded on the memory chip-maker. Jul 25 puts on MU have traded 10,860 contracts. Apr 26.5 and Apr 27 puts are the next most actives in the name. The flow is part of a [...]

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Jive Software Inc (JIVE) $5.02 -1.38%

Jive Software sees an opening premium seller. With shares off 6 cents to $5.03, an 11500-lot of May 5 puts on the software company is sold at 30 cents per contract. 15,768 traded total and the action will probably open the largest block of open interest, surpassing the biggest existing position of 15,141 OI in [...]

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSM) $23.34 -4.73%

Bearish flow in Taiwan Semi. The stock is off $1.20 to $23.30 amid the sell-off in the chip stocks and 10,980 May 23 puts traded in the name, including a recent block of 6354 contracts for $1.10 when the bid-ask was 1.0 to 1.10. Looks like buyers are opening and also showing interest in Apr [...]

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Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL) $15.06 -2.65%

Bullish flow in Marvell Tech led by April call buyers. The stock is off 2.5% to $15.09 and recent trades on the chip-maker include a sweep of 4,547 Apr 14.5 calls for 92 cents when the market was 82 to 92 cents. It opens. April 16 calls have traded 4,620 contracts and it appears that [...]

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