Technology

Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) $22.65 -0.40%

Trade Alert data shows big jump in Applied Materials open interest. After notching new multi-year highs of $23.22 yesterday, shares slipped back to $22.74 in the afternoon session and are down another 16 cents to $22.58 today. Jan 24 calls on the chip equipment-maker saw an open interest increase of nearly 55,000 contracts and the [...]

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Corning Inc (GLW) $21.88 +0.55%

Corning put buyer jumps in as shares retreat from 5year high. Paper buying Sep 22 puts from 98cents to $1.02, opening. Total of 3K in past few minutes.

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Facebook Inc (FB) $66.99 +2.48%

Facebook option flow 66% above normal as shares lift through $67. FB options are on track for half a million contracts with calls leading puts nearly 5:2. 67 strike calls expiring Friday lead the most actives, while the largest trade was a diagonal call spread in which a customer bought 6100 6/27 64.5 calls for [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Rackspace Hosting Inc (RAX) $37.59 +1.18%

Relative strenth and active early trading in Rackspace. The stock is up 85 cents to $38 on increasing volume of 735,000 shares. 3,143 calls and 155 puts traded on the cloud computing company. 1,067 Weekly (6/27) 39 calls have traded. Looks like opening buying. Aug 45, Jul 40, and Dec 32 calls are the next [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) $22.85 +0.44%

Applied Materials attracts a hefty call spread. The stock is up 10 cents to $22.85 and new 52-week highs. The investor is apparently selling 17,000 Jan 20 calls on the chip equipment company at $3.70 and purchasing 28,000 Jan 24 calls for $1.54. The Jan 20s might close an open position, as the contract is [...]

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Micron Technology Inc (MU) $31.92 +0.22%

Pre-earnings positioning in Micron. The stock is up 9 cents to $31.94 and the Weekly (6/27) 27 – 30 (2X1) put ratio spread on the memory chip-maker is being opened for 25 cents, 7800X on ISE. The new position is possibly being opened to hedge recent gains shares, as MU is up 137% from a [...]

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) $4.11 -5.73%

Active trading in AMD today. The stock is down 25 cents to $4.11 on increasing volume of 36 million shares. Roughly 20,000 calls and 79,000 puts traded on the chip-maker. More than 32,400 Jul 4 puts traded in the name. Jul 3.5 have traded 30,700 contracts and 30-day implied volatility in the options on the [...]

June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

TIBCO Software (TIBX) $19.75 -5.14%

Tibco sees heavy trading. The stock is down $1.16 to $19.66 on volume of 7.1 million shares on the heels of the software maker’s earnings report. However, the stock is climbing off session lows after a CNBC commentator mentioned the stock could be an acquisition target for IBM or SAP. 28,000 calls and 6,700 puts [...]

June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) $9.47 +4.18%

Blackberry sees brisk trading. The stock is up 3.5% to $9.32 on volume of 17 million shares today and on a two-day 13.2% run higher after reporting earnings before the bell Thursday. An intraday spike in the stock Friday is being attributed to a positive research report from Citron Research. 45,000 calls and 11,000 puts [...]

June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) $24.54 -0.37%

Sizable trade in Cisco. The stock is down 8 cents to $24.55 and a 47000-lot of Jan2016 15 puts on the networking company is sold at 27 cents per contract. It’s opening. 50,000 traded on the day and the flow seems to be expressing the view that shares will likely hold above $15 through early-2016, [...]

June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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