Technology

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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

Fortinet Inc (FTNT) $26.16 -0.57%

Fortinet Oct 27 – 29 call spread for 51 cents, 1000X. The stock is up 14 cents to $26.19 and it looks like a buyer is opening. The new position in the security software company is possibly a play on hacks and breaches that have made headlines in recent weeks.

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Autodesk Inc (ADSK) $53.35 -0.04%

Butterfly in AutoDesk is 5x daily call volume. Initiator paid 75cents for the Oct 55-60-65 call fly 5000x on NYSE-ARCA (Pcoast) as shares traded near 53.17 this morning. Executing broker crossed the entire trade, and it may adjust existing open interest in the 55 and 65s. 65s were active in July when a buyer paid [...]

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GoPro Inc (GPRO) $69.29 +1.20%

Early GoPro put buyer shows savvy timing as shares swing wildly. Opening customer buyer paid 81c for 1000 9/12 67 puts in a single sweep a minute into the day when shares were $70.55. Two minutes later shares touched $67 and the puts were trading $1.50. Two minutes after that GPRO was near $70 again. [...]

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Facebook Inc (FB) $77.45 +1.02%

Big print in Facebook. With the stock up $1.09 to $77.76, the investor sells 73,000 Sep 80 calls on the social media company at 36 cents and purchases 18,120 Oct 80 calls for $1.67. The Sep 80s might close, as open interest is 98,740 and the contract expires next week. Open interest is sufficient to [...]

September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

NQ Mobile Inc (NQ) $6.29 +0.16%

NQ Mobile with another position adjustment. The stock is flat at $6.28 and the Jan 5 – 6 call spread on the mobile internet company is bought for 55 cents, 22,500X. The spread has traded 42,500X on the day and appears to roll a block of Jan 6 calls (at $1.70 and $1.75 today) opened [...]

September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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