Software & Computer Services

Citrix Systems Inc (CTXS) $70.68 +0.23%

Citrix Systems block leads single stocks at midday. Initiator sold 20,300 Nov 65 puts for 92.5cents tied to 477K shares at $70.40 to open a large position that will nearly double the put open interest on the cloud-focused technology company. Shares staged a steady climb over the past 6 weeks, topping out near 72.75 last [...]

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

NQ Mobile Inc (NQ) $6.45 +11.79%

NQ Mobile calls surge amid deal speculation. 10K calls in the first two hours (vs 800 puts) as shares lift 12% to 6.47 on reports Benzinga that Bison Capital is interested. Implied vol spiking from 11 points to 122% and most of today’s flow is in 6.5 and 7 strike calls expiring Friday. NQ is [...]

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

YY Inc (YY) $78.62 +3.53%

Bullish ratio trade in China social media platform YY this morning as shares lift 3%. 3way trade on the PHLX involved a sale of the Oct 65-70 put spread (on a 2020×2530 ratio) against a buy of 630 Oct 85 calls. Net premium is near zero and the 70s may close a purchase from 9/18 [...]

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $40.40 -4.00%

Yahoo Options set new volume record as BABA completes IPO. 1.3M contracts have traded at midsession which puts YHOO on track for well over 2million contracts- beating the 2008 record by 50%. Calls lead puts consistent with the runnup into the BABA IPO over the past two weeks.

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Oracle Corp (ORCL) $39.82 -4.16%

Oracle is down 4.6% to $33.64 in active trading of15 million shares on earnings and news that Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO. Early options trades on the software-maker included a 12000-lot of Weekly (9/26) 39 puts for 18 cents when the bid ask was 16-18 cents. It’s possibly closing from 8/15 when the [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $41.98 -1.43%

Yahoo options see busiest week since 2008 into Alibaba IPO. YHOO leads the single stock space today with 600K contracts trading by 1:30PM ET as shares trade down 1.4% near $42, after setting new all-time highs above $44 earlier this week. Nearly 3 million YHOO contracts are expected to trade this week, nearly triple the [...]

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

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