Software & Computer Services

Workday Inc (WDAY) $81.61 -1.76%

Final option block of the year prints in Workday calls at the bell. Initiator paid 30c for 18200 Jan 90 calls and 20c for 3300 Jan 95 calls, all tied to 150K shares at $81.90. 90s appear to close a position opened in late November when paper sold similar size in the $1.80-2.80 range as [...]

December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Facebook Inc (FB) $81.03 +0.52%

Facebook Feb 65 – Mar 62.5 put spread trades at even money, 12427X. The Feb 65s open and the Mar 62.5s might close. So the activity might roll a block of (long) Mar 62.5 puts to Feb 65s, which seems to be expressing concerns about potential losses in shares over the next 7 weeks. FB [...]

December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

NQ Mobile Inc (NQ) $4.38 +26.59%

Noteworthy spread in NQ Mobile. With the stock up 28% to $4.42 on news of a stock buyback plan, a Jan2016 5 – 8 call spread on the mobile internet company trades for 75 cents, 20000X. it appears to be a buyer and maybe rolling a block of 8-strike calls to the 5 line. The [...]

December 23, 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 [...]

December 22, 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

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

SINA com (SINA) $38.29 +2.05%

SINA Call volume 12x normal as shares lift on deal chatter. Shares spiked 80 cents to $38.50 near 9:50AM and call volume jumped to 6000 contracts vs 500 puts with Dec 38.5 calls seeing much of the flow, including an 33cent buyer of 450 contracts. TheFlyonTheWall.com noted deal chatter in the name shortly after the [...]

December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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