Technology

EMC Corp (EMC) $30.25 +0.36%

EMC calls outpace puts 20:1. With the stock up 10 cents to $30.24, roughly 29,000 calls and 1,400 puts traded on the storage device-maker so far. One player bought an 11,000-lot of Jan 31 calls on EMC today for 39 cents per contract. It’s tied to 363K shares of stock and is possibly a stock [...]

December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Facebook Inc (FB) $81.75 +2.34%

Facebook remains actively traded as shares move to new highs. The stock is up 2.3% to $81.70 in active trading of 20 million shares and has now rallied nearly 10% in the past four days. 177,000 calls and 59,000 puts traded on the social media company. Like Friday (see 12/19 color), Jan 80 calls on [...]

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Atmel Corp (ATML) $8.22 +0.12%

Atmel attracts increased options activity with buyers apparently paying 50 and 55 cents for Jan 8 calls. 10,665 traded. the stock is up 3 cents to $8.24 and the flow seems to be expressing bullish sentiment in the chip equipment maker, even after Bank of America downgraded ATML to Underperform today.

December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Oracle Corp (ORCL) $45.66 +0.68%

Active trading in Oracle as the stock extends yesterday’s earnings gap move. ORCL is up 32 cents to $45.67 in heavy trading of 20 million shares and moving to new highs after rallying 10% on the results Thursday. 69,000 calls and 11,000 puts traded on the software-maker, being led by 16000 Jan 44 calls. One [...]

December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Zynga Inc (ZNGA) $2.60 +6.56%

Relative strength and increased call activity in Zynga. Shares are up 8.2% to $2.64 and the top trade on the online game and social media company is a sweep of 2000 Jan 3 calls in early trading across multiple exchanges for a nickel. More recently, 1000 more traded for 8 cents when the bid-ask was [...]

December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Facebook Inc (FB) $79.75 +1.72%

Big prints in Facebook as shares climb $1.30 to $79.70. An investor sells 18,444 Jan 77.5 calls on the social media company at $3.50 and buys 20,746 Jan 80 calls for $2.08. Open interest is sufficient to cover in both strikes and so the spread is possibly closing. Or, more likely, the spread rolls a [...]

December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Apple Inc (AAPL) $111.89 +2.27%

Hefty premium in Apple. With the stock off $2.52 to $111.93, a 20000-lot of AAPL Jan 110 calls trades at $4.05 when the market was $4.05 to $4.10. The apparent call-write, of $8.1 mln in premium, looks tied to 1.18 million shares for $111.25 and maybe an overwriter, or possibly a closing trade. AAPL has [...]

December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) $10.08 +1.00%

Big print in Blackberry ahead of earnings, due out tomorrow before the bell. The stock is up 11 cents to $10.09 today and has rallied nearly 10% off Tuesday’s lows of $9.21 per share. On the options front, one player appears to be adjusting a position in expiring Dec options ahead of the results. The [...]

December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

FireEye Inc (FEYE) $30.52 +6.68%

Active trading in FireEye. The stock is up $1.80 to $30.41 on volume of 3.2 millinon shares and on a two-day 10% rally after a three-week 15% skid. 27,000 calls and 3,170 puts traded on the security software-maker. The top trade is a Jun 35 – 45 call spread for $2, 4000X. The spread has [...]

December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

King Digital Entertainment plc (KING) $15.91 +1.14%

Call buyers return to King Entertainment. The stock is up 32 cents to $16.05 and the top trade on the maker of Candy Crush game is a 7487-lot of Jan 20.54 calls, bought for 30 cents when the market was 20 to 30 cents. It might be repeat buying from earlier this month (see 12/4 [...]

December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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