Software & Computer Services

Zynga Inc (ZNGA) $2.55 +3.03%

Heavy trading in Zynga Friday. The stock is up 6c to $2.53 on volume of 7.7M shares after Fortune ran a story suggesting that several firms approached the gaming company about going private. Aug 7th Weekly 2.5 calls have traded 11K. Aug 3, Aug 2.5, and Aug14th Weekly 2.5 calls are the next most actives. [...]

July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Bazaarvoice Inc (BV) $5.46 +0.00%

Sep 5 puts on Bazaarvoice with interest for a second time this week. Sellers collected 10 and 15c to open positions at that strike Tuesday. 20K more traded at 12c today electronically on ISE when the market was 10 to 25c. The options traded customer-to-customer, according to ISEE data, and will add to positions opened [...]

July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Twitter Inc (TWTR) $31.36 +0.38%

Big premium in Twitter longer-term options as shares attempt to rebound from 52-week lows. The stock is up 20c to $31.44 after yesterday’s 14.5% post-earnings slide. On the options front, a 15K lot of Jan2017 35 calls on the social media company trades firm-to-firm at $5.75 per contract, to open, according to ISEE data. The [...]

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Jive Software Inc (JIVE) $4.65 +0.65%

Jive Software sees a notable spike in calls and share price. Call buyer swept 2100 Aug 5 calls a moment ago as shares jumped a dime to $4.68 on heavy spot volume. Flow is 24x the typical daily call volume in the name and will open a new position in front of next week’s earnings. [...]

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Facebook Inc (FB) $94.56 +0.38%

One player in the options market likes Facebook ahead of earnings. With shares up 38c to $94.55, 12K Weekly 87.5 puts on the social media company are sold at $1.52 to buy 12K Weekly 97.5 – 107 call spreads for $2. The position is maybe a short-term stock replacement trade and is tied to 1.2M [...]

July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Bazaarvoice Inc (BV) $5.50 +1.01%

BazaarVoice with repeat options action. The stock is up 4c to $5.49 and Sep 5 puts on the ecommerce company traded at 10 and 15c per contract. Sellers are apparently driving the flow and pushing volume at that strike to 14K contracts. It’s similar to the activity noted on Jun 11 in Aug 5 puts, [...]

July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $37.38 -1.27%

The biggest equity options block so far today is 8K Yahoo Jan 48 calls. The options were sold at 36c along with the purchase of 4K Jan 42 calls for $1.41. If opening, the 1X2, for 69c, is targeting a rebound back to $48 through mid-January. Shares have been chopping lower since earnings were reported [...]

July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Rackspace Hosting Inc (RAX) $34.47 -1.91%

Rackspace with downside put buyers. Shares are off 55c to $34.58 and 3.5K Aug 33 puts on the cloud computing company are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.30 when the market was 1.0 to 1.3. A customer is buying-to-open, according to ISEE data. 6K traded total against 61 in open interest. The market is now [...]

July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL) $39.02 -0.76%

New position opened in Paypal options. The stock is off 44c to $38.91 and the Sep 30 – 50 bearish risk-reversal on the online payment company is sold at 2c, 5700X. A shareholder is maybe opening a position as a type of collar or hedging strategy. The stock opened for trading Monday at $40.48 after [...]

July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (MDRX) $14.93 +0.71%

Allscripts attracts increased options action ahead of earnings. The stock is up 13c to $14.95 and an Aug 14 – Dec 16 risk-reversal on the medical records company trades for 60c, 3834X on Pcoast. The combo has traded a total of 12400X across multiple exchanges and the investor is apparently selling puts to buy calls, [...]

July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More