Technology

Apple Inc (AAPL) $101.75 -0.04%

Top trades in Apple today are part of a three-way spread. The stock is up 7 cents to $101.86 on a quiet day for Apple as BABA grabs all the headlines. On the options front, an investor bought 20,000 Oct 95 puts on AAPL for 48 cents, bought 20,000 Weekly (10/24) 103 calls for $2.64, [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $40.40 -4.00%

Yahoo Options set new volume record as BABA completes IPO. 1.3M contracts have traded at midsession which puts YHOO on track for well over 2million contracts- beating the 2008 record by 50%. Calls lead puts consistent with the runnup into the BABA IPO over the past two weeks.

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Oracle Corp (ORCL) $39.82 -4.16%

Oracle is down 4.6% to $33.64 in active trading of15 million shares on earnings and news that Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO. Early options trades on the software-maker included a 12000-lot of Weekly (9/26) 39 puts for 18 cents when the bid ask was 16-18 cents. It’s possibly closing from 8/15 when the [...]

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) $3.88 +1.57%

AMD attracts increased put activity. The stock is up 6 cents to $3.88 and one player bought a 30000-lot of Jan 4 puts on the chip-maker for 44 cents per contract (tied to 1.5 million shares). Open interest is sufficient to cover, but the activity is possibly repeat buying. Players were buying the same Jan [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $41.98 -1.43%

Yahoo options see busiest week since 2008 into Alibaba IPO. YHOO leads the single stock space today with 600K contracts trading by 1:30PM ET as shares trade down 1.4% near $42, after setting new all-time highs above $44 earlier this week. Nearly 3 million YHOO contracts are expected to trade this week, nearly triple the [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Crown Castle International Corporation (CCI) $80.30 +0.73%

Crown Castle Oct 80 calls have traded 1750 contracts. More interesting than that, however, is an Apr 72.5 – 82.5 risk-reversal that traded on the wireless infrastructure company just before the close of trading yesterday on ISE. A customer sold puts to buy calls, according ot ISE data and, if so, 79 cents was paid [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Invensense Inc (INVN) $24.29 +5.70%

Increased put volume in Invensense as the stock spikes 6% higher to $24.35. Morning trades on the chip-maker include a sweep of 3,464 Oct 24 puts for $1.35 when the market was $1.15 to $1.35. More than 5,000 traded at that strike against 2,348 in open interest. Sep 23 and 24 puts are the next [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $42.61 -0.23%

Bearish three-way spread in Yahoo this afternoon ahead of the BABA IPO Friday. The stock is flat at $42.71 and the investor sells Oct 47 calls on YHOO and buys Oct 37 – 42 put spreads, paying 62 cents for the package, 9015X on ISE. The position is opening for a customer account, according to [...]

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

FireEye Inc (FEYE) $35.90 +6.72%

FireEye Sep 30 calls draw interest. The stock has seen an afternoon spike and, with shares at $35.37, the Sep 30s were being swept for 60 cents per contract, 10000X. The stock is now up 6.70% to $35.87 and 17,326 contracts traded against 2,100 in open interest. The market is now 85 cents to 95 [...]

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21Vianet Group Inc (VNET) $19.81 -1.93%

Bears are back in 21Vianet. The stock is down 29 cents to $19.91 and recent trades on the Chinese internet company include a 1679-lot of Oct 20 puts for $2.60 when the bid-ask was $2.55 to $2.60. 4,550 traded total, 3,760 Oct 17.5 puts also traded in the name. VNET saw increased put activity multiple [...]

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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