Software & Computer Services
Aruba Networks Oct 24 puts trade 8,900 contracts vs. 1,642 in open interest. Looks like a dime is being paid to maybe hedge stock. H-P struck a deal to buy ARUN in late-Feb.
Bullish early options flow in Nuance Comm. The stock is up 27 cents to $15.24 and 1872 Jul 16 calls on the app software company trades for 65 cents when the bid ask was 55 to 65 cents. 9,220 traded at that strike against 1,763 in open interest. The market is now 70 to 75 [...]
Higher options volume in VASCO Data Security. The stock is up 65 cents to $25.76 and smaller lots of Jun 35 calls on the security software company are swept across multiple exchanges in morning trading for 45, 50 and 55 cents. 4,194 traded at that strike against 2,401 in open interest. May and Jun 30 [...]
Active trading in Salesforce.com options as shares move higher Thursday. The stock is up 74 cents to $68.45 after a morning spike to $68.82. 12,000 calls and 2,850 puts traded on the cloud computing company. More than 3,000 Weekly (4/24) 68 calls traded in the name. Wekely (4/24) 69 calls, Weekly (5/1) 69 calls, Weekly [...]
Big pre-earnings print in Microsoft as shares lead the Dow to a 220-point gain. MSFT is up 3.1% to $42.90 and the best gainer in the industrial average through midday Monday. On the options front, a 25600-lot of May 44 calls on the software-maker trades for 47 cents when the market was 43 to 46 [...]
Yandex draws bullish options action. The stock is off 41 cents to $20.49 and 3,064 May 21 calls on the internet company are swept across multiple exchanges for 90 cents when the bid-ask was 80 to 90 cents. It opens and is maybe a play on the EU – Google spat. YNDX is a search [...]
Upside call buyers in Gogo as shares rally for a second day. The stock is up 64 cents to $21.73 Thursday and has added nearly 10% since Tuesday. The top options trade on the in-flight internet company is a 2,435-lot of May 23 calls for 80 cents per contract. 4,869 traded at that strike against [...]
AOL attracts increased call activity. With the stock up 26 cents to $40.07, a 2028-lot of May 42 calls on the internet company is swept this morning across multiple exchanges for 95 cents (stock ref. 39.12). Shares have since rallied 2.4%. 4,720 traded at that strike against 37 in open interest. The market is now [...]
Call spread buyer in Google Class C rolls call position closer to spot. Initiator paid 5.80 for 1235 June 550-575 call spreads using the ISE complex order book as shares traded near 525.40 this morning. 550 strike opens and may add to several hundred contracts bought yesterday. 575s are indicated closing.
Zynga call spread sold at 5 cents, 16750X. With the stock down a nickel to $2.42, it’s probably a closing trade or maybe a roll down in strikes after recent losses in shares. ZNGA saw notable weakness on Thursday on news of a CEO switch.