Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) $3.99 +2.05%

AMD attracts early call volume. The stock is up 8 cents to $3.99 and recent trades on the chip-maker include a sweep of 3,650 Sep 4 calls for 27 cents when the bid-ask was 26 to 27 cents. 3,947 Sep 4 and 4,102 Oct 4 calls traded in the name so far. The stock has [...]

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EMC Corp (EMC) $29.49 -1.37%

Opening call writer in EMC. With shares down 40 cents to $29.50, a 19000-lot of Sep 31 calls on the storage device-maker is sold at 35 cents per contract. 23,752 traded at that strike against 1,040 in open interest. Shareholders might be over-writing after the recent run-up in EMC. Although the stock is down today, [...]

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Apple Inc (AAPL) $95.59 -2.61%

Apple attracts a noteworthy new position. The stock is off 2.7% to $95.45 and one investor is possibly looking to hedge or “collar” recent gains on the tech giant. A Sep 87.5 – 105 risk-reversal trades on Apple for 19 cents, 20000X. Looks like calls were sold to buy puts.

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Groupon Inc (GRPN) $6.44 +0.94%

Calls on Groupon remain actively traded. A 26,500-lot of Aug 6.5s traded late-Tuesday, in what appears to be a stock replacement trade, as a 945K block of shares also printed at roughly the same time. An investor was possibly reducing risk ahead of an Aug 5 earnings report. Shares have not fared well after recent [...]

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3D Systems Corporation (DDD) $56.08 +2.50%

Late print in 3D Systems ahead of earnings. The stock is up $1.29 to $56 and moving higher for a second day on bullish analyst commentary ahead of results tomorrow. A Jan 40- 55 put spread on the printer-maker trades for $6.15, 7000X. The position is opening and seems to be expressing concerns that shares [...]

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Intel Corporation (INTC) $34.25 +0.18%

Intel attracts a noteworthy call buyer. The stock is up 7 cents to $34.26 and an 18500-lot of Aug 34s on the chip-maker traded for 59 cents on ISE. It’s an opening buyer (firm, not customer). Total volume at that strike is 19,588 against 30,652 in open interest. Sep 35s are the second most active [...]

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Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $36.05 +1.04%

Yahoo sees an opening call spread. The stock is up 36 cents to $36.04 and the Sep 40 – 45 cs on the internet company is apparently bought for 55 cents, 20000X. The new position looks tied to 430K shares at $35.87 and maybe stock replacement after an 8.6% uptick in shares (since 7/17). The [...]

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Broadcom Corp (BRCM) $38.53 +1.42%

Big call buyer in Broadcom. The stock is up 69 cents to $38.68 and smaller lots of Aug 41 calls on the chip-maker printed for 13 cents before a 24600-contract block traded for 14 cents each. Volume of 33K matches open interest at that strike and today might close from 6/14 when the stock was [...]

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Groupon Inc (GRPN) $6.32 -1.10%

Noteworthy trade in Groupon. The stock is off 7 cents to $6.32 and a 27,500-lot of Aug 6.5 calls on the online daily deals company trades for 41 cents when the market was 40 to 41 cents. 33,847 traded at that strike against 3,372 in open interest. Looks like buying and the market is now [...]

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EMC Corp (EMC) $29.50 -0.57%

EMC sees higher call volume again Tuesday. The stock is down 12 cents to $29.55 after notching multi-year highs yesterday. The stock has been rallying since a WSJ story on 7/21 suggested that activist investors are urging for a break-up of the storage device-maker. Shares rallied through earnings last week as well. On the options [...]

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