CA sees a notable options block. With shares up 26c to $29.33, an investor is apparently selling 10K Aug 30 puts on the software-maker at $1.50 per contract. Open interest at that strike is 10.2K, the largest in the name, and trade history shows a block of 10K was opened on 2/9/15 for $1.50 with [...]
Massive put spread rolls largest open position in Advanced Micro Devices. Shares near $2.37 and a large institutional account sold 180K July 2.5 puts to buy October 2 puts for an 8c credit. Octobers open and the July 2.5 puts date back to January when an opening buyer paid 35c for over 100K contracts as [...]
Yelp options volume is 2X daily average, driven by spread trading. The stock is up 42c to $42.89 and the Jul – Aug 50 call spread on the online info company trades for $2.10, 10000X on ARCA and 5000X on ISE. Data from ISE indicate the investor is closing a position in July while opening [...]
Sweep buyer of Cypress Semi short-term calls. With the stock up 9c to $11.65 per share, 4.4K Jul 13 calls on the chip-maker are swept across multiple exchanges for a dime per contract. A firm is buying-to-open, according to data from ISE. 5.5K traded at that line total, which is struck 11.8% above spot and [...]
Cypress Semi sees bullish flow, driven by sweeps of small lots of Aug 13 calls for 30 and 35c. More than 3,800 traded at that strike and positions are being opened as shares drop along the other chip stocks after Micron (MU) missed on earnings.
More than 60K calls traded in AMD options today. The stock is down 17c to $2.41 on increasing volume of 21.5M shares after an earnings miss from Micron (MU) sent the semiconductor sector lower Friday. Yet, while AMD shares are down 6.5%, options flow seems to be expressing bullish sentiment. 20.8K Weekly 2.5 calls expiring [...]
Short-term bull lays out $150K on a 6 day upside bet in Oracle. Buyer paid 25c for nearly 6K July 2 41.5 calls a moment ago as shares traded near $41.23, opening a new position that will add to the 26K calls open in the term. May replace some of the 51K calls expiring today, [...]
Hefty sweep of Hewlett Packard short-term calls. The stock is off 40c to $31.14 and 10.2K Jun 26 Weekly 31.5 calls on the computer company trade across multiple exchanges for a nickel with the bid-ask was 2 to 5c. Nearly 13K now traded against 574 in open interest. The market has lifted to 9 to [...]
Juniper Networks draws a notable spread trade. The stock is up a dime to $26.98 and the Jul – Aug 29 call spread on the networking company is bought for 50c, 22500X. The activity is opening in August for 58c and probably closing in July, as the Jul 29 calls have 25.8K in open interest [...]
Zynga options volume is 2.5X daily average after 24.3K Jul 3 calls trade at 7.5c. It might be a closing seller, as open interest is 47K and the stock has been chopping around the $3 level for a month now. In fact, the stock was around the $3 level a year ago as well.