Technology

Digital River (DRIV) $25.55 +47.01%

Big spike in Digital River motivates increased call activity. The stock is up $8.16 to $25.54 on reports the company is being acquired by an investor led group for $26 per share in cash. Nov 18 calls are the most actives in the name. 5,397 traded and it appears that investors are liquidating positions. The [...]

October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Teradyne Inc (TER) $18.20 +2.13%

Teradyne sees noteworthy action. With the stock up 40 cents to $18.22, a 6000-lot of Jan 18 calls on the chip equipment company trades for $1.15 when the bid-ask was $1.05 to $1.15. More than 7,000 changed hands at tha strike against 3,764 in open interest. the market is $1.15 to $1.20. The stock fell [...]

October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) $2.69 +1.89%

AMD attracts another day of high put volume. Shares are up a nickel to $2.69 and one player bought 11,000 Apr 2 puts on the chipmaker for 14 cents per contract. Then another 4600 were bought for 14 cents. 15,740 traded at that strike and the buying appears opening. Some of the flow might be [...]

October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

King Digital Entertainment plc (KING) $11.31 +0.27%

Repeat call activity in King Entertainment. The stock is up 2 cents to $11.30 and the top trade on the game-maker company is a sweep of 1,124 Nov 12.54 calls for 60 cents when the bid-ask was 45 to 60 cents. Yesterday’s activity (see 10/22 color) created 3,194 contracts of new open interest at that [...]

October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Apple Inc (AAPL) $104.86 +1.82%

Five of the the ten most active equity options today are 10/24 Weeklys on Apple. With the stock up $1.81 to $104.80 and notching new highs, 105-calls that expire after tomorrow are seeing the most volume of 34.4K contracts. Weekly (10/24) 106 calls, 104 puts, and 104 calls are the next most actives stock options [...]

October 23, 2014 | 2 Comments More

Logitech International SA (LOGI) $12.91 +4.20%

Followup on Logitech call flow. Buyer paid 65c for 2323 Nov 13 calls in a sweep at 2:06ET when shares were 12.69, then paid 70c for another 2300 on the PHLX several minutes later when shares were 12.76. Nearly 5900 calls have traded today, 200x normal for the stock, with flow opening the largest block [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Corning Inc (GLW) $18.46 -0.38%

Longer-term call buyer in Corning. The stock is off 6 cents to $18.47 and a 10000-lot of Jan2016 22 calls on the specialty glass-maker is bought for 88 cents per contract. Open interest is sufficient to cover, but today appears to be repeat buying. Trade history shows the same calls were being bought-to-open on 10/29/2013, [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Logitech International SA (LOGI) $12.75 +2.91%

Logitech call buyer snaps up 2300 calls ahead of earnings. Paid 65c for 2300 Nov 13 calls to open a new position. Trade is 100x the average daily call volume in the computer peripherals maker. Nov straddle priced near 13% of spot suggests a reaction in line with the recent four quarters which were all [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

King Digital Entertainment plc (KING) $11.43 -0.09%

Call buying in King Entertainment. With the stock off a nickel to $11.39, 2,447 Nov 12.54 calls on the entertainment company are swept across multiple exchanges for 60 cents when the bid-ask was 50 to 60 cents. A customer bought-to-open, according to ISEE data. 3,264 changed hands total. The flow will open one of the [...]

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

NetApp Inc (NTAP) $39.93 +1.68%

NetApp calls lead puts 10:1 in heavy volume as shares lift. Shares near $40 (+1.8%) and 12K calls have traded at midday, with 13% out-of-the-money Nov 45s leading the activity and buyers paying 20 to 25c. Earnings expected Nov 12.

October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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