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Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $49.48 +0.88%

Yahoo options are drawing interest. In afternoon trading yesterday, an 18000-lot of Nov 51 calls on the internet company was appparently bought for 26 cents per contract (tied to 250K shares) and the activity created nearly 11K of new open interest that that strike, which is 3.5% out-of-the-money and expiring at the end of next [...]

November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) $22.52 -0.49%

Additional activity in Applied Materials. Shares are off 8 cents to $22.55 and an investor was apparently selling 10,000 Jan 22 calls on the semiconductor equipment company this morning at $1.62 and buying 11,500 Apr 24 calls for $1.40. The spread traded again midday and, as noted earlier today (see 9:34 color), the same thing [...]

November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) $22.63 +0.00%

Applied Materials attracts pre-earnings activity late-yesterday. With shares up 20 cents to $22.63, an investor was apparently rolling a 10000-lot of Jan 22 calls on the chip equipment maker at $1.70 per contract to a block of 11,500 Apr 24 calls for $1.42. The action appears to adjust a position in in-the-money Jan calls to [...]

November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Apple Inc (AAPL) $109.01 +0.00%

Apple Weekly (11/14) 110 calls are today’s second most active equity option, behind the aforementioned Walmart Jan 82.5 calls. With shares flat at $109, nearly 30,000 Weekly 110s have traded in Apple and another 21,400 of the Weekly 111 calls have also changed hands. Some players appear to be buying the calls to open new [...]

November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tableau Software Inc (DATA) $83.27 -1.94%

Tableau Software call buyer lifts 2000 Nov 85 call. Paid 2.15 for 2000 Nov 85c as shares traded 82.69 this morning. Creates what will be the largest block of open interest in the ‘big data’ analytics provider that has seen a wide trading range this year.

November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Cisco Systems Inc ($CSCO) $25.24 -0.08%

Cisco Nov 24 puts see interest for a second day. One player apparently bought-to-open 20,700 contracts for 26 cents yesterday morning. 26,800 traded total and open interest increased by more than 23K. Shares are off 3 cents to $25.23 this morning and 4,700 of the same puts were swept across multiple exchanges for 22 cents. [...]

November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) $48.35 +1.02%

Microsoft moves to new highs amid increased put activity. The stock is up 48 cents to $48.34 and an investor sells the Dec 40 – 45 put spread on the software-maker at 20 cents, 10000X, and purchases the Feb 42 – 47 put spread for $1.2, 10000X. The four-way has traded 20000X on the day [...]

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Teradyne Inc (TER) $19.21 +0.58%

Teradyne attracts call buyers. The stock is up 11 cents to $19.21 and a 4400-lot of Jan 19 calls on the chip equipment maker trades for $1.10 when the bid-ask was 95 cents to $1.10. 5,129 traded at that strike against 896 in open interest. The market is now 1.1 to 1.2. The company reported [...]

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) $22.60 +2.36%

Applied Materials attracts increased call activity, driven by afternoon sweeps of Nov and Jan 23 calls. The stock is up 50 cents to $22.58 and the largest is 5,000 Jan 23s for $1.22. Looks like a buyer. 5,900 traded total. 12,560 Nov 23 calls have changed hands as buyers are apparently paying 64 cents to [...]

November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Apple Inc (AAPL) $108.73 +0.12%

Two million Apple calls trade early ahead of dividend. Apple will trade ex-div 47cents tomorrow, and dividend-related trading is off to an early start, with massive pairs of trades in deep calls that are likely to be exercised today. Shares near $109 after setting a new all-time record high yesterday which puts many of the [...]

November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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