Technology

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 [...]

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

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

Xilinx Inc (XLNX) $43.31 +3.19%

Increasing options action in Xilinx this afternoon. The stock has been rallying throughout the session and is up $1.36 to $43.33. On the options front, 2,664 Oct 42 calls on the chip equipment company are swept for $1.99 across multiple exchanges when the market was $1.91 to $1.99. Later, 1036 Dec 44 calls traded for [...]

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $42.33 -0.52%

Big print in Yahoo as a player opens a position in Sep options ahead of the Alibaba IPO. The stock is off 31 cents to $42.24 and a 30000-lot of Sep 39 puts on the Internet company trades for 36 cents when the market was 33 to 36 cents. It’s tied to 600K shares for [...]

September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Web com Group Inc (WWWW) $19.38 -2.12%

Web Com Sep 22.5 calls are swept across multiple exchanges for 16 cents, 1300X. The market was 0 to 5 cents early and is now 0 to 10 cents. 2,020 traded total against 2,116 in open interest. Today’s apparent buying might cover from 8/18 when the same calls were trading at 15 cents when the [...]

September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Applied Materials Inc (AMAT) $22.41 -2.27%

Applied Materials attracts a hefty call spread. With the stock down 51 cents to $22.42, the Jan 22 – Apr 23 cs on the chip equipment company trades for a nickel, 20,000X. The activity probably rolls a block of Jan 22 calls (at $1.73 today), that was opened a month ago for $1.38 when the [...]

September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Apple Inc (AAPL) $100.13 -0.86%

Apple attracts hefty call spreads. With the stock down modestly and trading around $100 per share, an investor sold 44,000 Sep 105 calls on AAPL at 19 cents and bought 12,000 Weekly (9/26) 103 calls for 95 cents. The same ratio spread was repeated again as 32,000 Sep 105 calls were sold at 19 cents [...]

September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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