Technology

Intel Corporation (INTC) $30.78 -0.06%

Intel’s expiring calls are seeing some early interest Friday. The stock is down a nickel to $30.75 after falling yesterday on disappointing earnings guidance. Recent options trades on the chip-maker include a sweep of 1,226 Weekly (3/13) 30.5 calls for 36 cents when the market was 33 to 36 cents. 9,224 traded total against 99 [...]

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Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd (QIHU) $46.02 -1.29%

Qihoo 360, which saw call buying a week ago with the stock at $47, sees DOOM put buyers with shares at $46 today. The stock is off 62 cents to $46 and a 3500-lot of Jan2017 22.5 puts on the Chinese internet company trades for $2.85 on ARCA. Another 1320 traded on ISE and data [...]

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NetApp Inc (NTAP) $37.35 -1.23%

Bearish flow in NetApp options. The stock is off 46 cents to $37.36 and 15570-lot of Apr 36 puts on NTAP is bought for 62 cents per contact on ISE. It’s an opener for a customer account, according to ISEE data. More than 20K traded at that strike and the flow seems to be expressing [...]

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Lexmark International Group Inc (LXK) $38.22 -1.70%

Opening put buyer in Lexmark. The stock is off 75 cents to $38.13 and a 3500-lot of Apr 38s on the printer-maker trades for $1.35 on ISE. 4,627 changed hands at that strike. The options do not capture earnings, due on 4/28. The stock has been under pressure, losing 15%, since 2/20 and the interest [...]

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Micron Technology Inc (MU) $27.86 -0.07%

Active trading in Micron calls. The stock is off 13 cents to $27.75 amid weakness in the chip sector after Intel lowered guidance. A sweep of 1897 Weekly (3/13) 28 calls traded for 21 cents when the market was 14 to 21 cents and then another 1663 traded at 31 cents when the market had [...]

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Xilinx Inc (XLNX) $39.80 +0.33%

Xilinx options volume is 7X daily average, driven by spread trading. The stock is up 12 cents to $39.79 and the Apr 35 – 37 put spread on the chip equipment company trades for 24 cents, 6900X. The spread has traded 13500X and seems to be expressing a bearish short-term view in XLNX. It comes [...]

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Corning Inc (GLW) $22.72 -1.43%

Big block of long-term calls in Corning. The stock is off 30 cents to $22.75 and a 9000-lot of Jan2017 30 calls on the glass-maker trades for $1.18, which is well above the bid-ask spread. 10000 traded total and the action is opening.Several blocks of GLW also traded today and so the hefty premium purchase [...]

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Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL) $16.23 -0.52%

Morning call buyers in Marvell Tech. The stock is off a dime to $16.21 and 4,144 Apr 18 calls on the chip-maker traded for 26 cents across multiple exchanges shortly aftre the open. A customer bought-to-open, according to data from ISE. 7,669 traded total. More recently, a 3000-lot of Weekly (4/24) 17.5 calls on MRVL [...]

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BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) $9.85 +0.82%

Blackberry calls outpace puts by 19:1. 17,000 calls and 900 puts traded on the mobile device-maker, being led by Weekly (3/13) 10 calls. 7,939 traded at that strike. Mar 10 and 10.5 calls are the next most actives. The stock is up 9 cents to $9.86 and players are taking positions in upside calls amid [...]

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Apple Inc (AAPL) $122.39 -1.70%

Active trading in Apple. The stock is off $2.27 to $122.24 on volume of 27 million shares. 331,000 calls and 227,000 puts traded in the name. While the ten most actives (and nearly half the flow) is in the Friday the 13th Weeklys, the largest print in AAPL so far today is an April 117.14 [...]

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