Technology

Facebook Inc (FB) $94.56 +0.38%

One player in the options market likes Facebook ahead of earnings. With shares up 38c to $94.55, 12K Weekly 87.5 puts on the social media company are sold at $1.52 to buy 12K Weekly 97.5 – 107 call spreads for $2. The position is maybe a short-term stock replacement trade and is tied to 1.2M [...]

July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Bazaarvoice Inc (BV) $5.50 +1.01%

BazaarVoice with repeat options action. The stock is up 4c to $5.49 and Sep 5 puts on the ecommerce company traded at 10 and 15c per contract. Sellers are apparently driving the flow and pushing volume at that strike to 14K contracts. It’s similar to the activity noted on Jun 11 in Aug 5 puts, [...]

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Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $37.38 -1.27%

The biggest equity options block so far today is 8K Yahoo Jan 48 calls. The options were sold at 36c along with the purchase of 4K Jan 42 calls for $1.41. If opening, the 1X2, for 69c, is targeting a rebound back to $48 through mid-January. Shares have been chopping lower since earnings were reported [...]

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Rackspace Hosting Inc (RAX) $34.47 -1.91%

Rackspace with downside put buyers. Shares are off 55c to $34.58 and 3.5K Aug 33 puts on the cloud computing company are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.30 when the market was 1.0 to 1.3. A customer is buying-to-open, according to ISEE data. 6K traded total against 61 in open interest. The market is now [...]

July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Juniper Networks Inc (JNPR) $27.58 +0.11%

Bearish spread in Juniper Networks after the stock’s gap to 52-week highs last week. Shares are flat at $27.54 today after an intraday rally to $29.13 on earnings results Friday. The 7/31 Weekly 26.5 – 27.5 put spread on the networking company is bought for 34c, 10000X. The new position seems to be expressing the [...]

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NCR Corp (NCR) $30.71 -2.07%

Noteworthy call buyer in NCR. The stock is off 69c to $30.68 and giving back some of the gains from last week, when the stock saw a notable spike Friday on reports Thoma Bravo is considering a bid for the technology company. The deadline for bids is 7/26, according to the New York Post, and [...]

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ASML Holding NV (ASML) $97.87 -3.97%

ASML attracts increased put activity, driven by a ratio spread. The stock is off $4 to $97.93 and an investor is apparently selling 2.1K Aug 105 puts on the chip equipment company at $8.1 and buying 4.2K Sep 95 puts for $3.50. The Sep options open and the other leg probably closes from 7/16, when [...]

July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Xerox Corp (XRX) $11.00 +1.66%

Xerox calls remain actively traded ahead of earnings. 20K Oct 11 calls on the copy machine copy were opened yesterday. The stock is up 20c to $11 this morning in the wake of the results and 10.6K Aug 11 calls on Xerox have changed hands. Open interest is 15.4K and ISEE data indicate that customers [...]

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NetApp Inc (NTAP) $31.30 +0.48%

NetApp calls outpace puts more than 10:1 as shares advance in active trading. The stock is up 17c to $31.32 on volume of 2.65M shares and hit a morning high of $32.18 on takeover chatter. 17K calls and 1.3K puts traded on the storage device-maker. 9.5K Weekly 32 calls, which are now 2% out-of-the-money and [...]

July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Xerox Corp (XRX) $10.86 +1.50%

Notable options blocks in Xerox for a second time this week. The stock is up 17c to $10.87 and the Aug – Oct 11 call spread on the copy machine-maker trades for 17c, 25000X. The Oct 11 calls open and the other leg might cover some positions opened Monday for 34c with the stock trading [...]

July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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