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International Game Technology (IGT) $15.17 +1.13%

Opening call buyer bets on International Game Tech. The stock is up 17 cents to $15.17 and an 8000-lot of Jul 17s is bought on the gaming equipment company for 65 cents per contract. 9,307 contracts traded total against 5,056 in open interest. Jul 15 and Mar 16 calls on IGT are also drawing interest [...]

March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) $75.64 +3.14%

Sizable three-way spread in Starbucks 2015 options. The stock is up $2.47 to $75.84 on upbeat earnings news and the investor was apparently selilng 4000 Jan 65 puts at $3.15 to buy 4000 Jan 77.5 – 85 call spreads for $2.80. The new position seems to be expressing the view that SBUX could see further [...]

January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Alcoa Inc (AA) $12.25 +1.11%

Alcoa attracts heavy call buying. The stock is up another 12 cents to $12.24 in brisk trading of 51 million shares. Roughly 166,000 calls and 44,000 puts traded on the aluminum company. Weekly 13 calls, expiring in 2 days, are the most actives in Alcoa. More than 43,000 traded against 4,254 in open interest. February [...]

January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Twitter Inc (TWTR) $64.09 +5.86%

Call buyers are following Twitter this morning. The stock is up $3.54 to $64.08 on bullish analyst commentary and news the company is nearing a deal with payment start up Stripe. Sweeps of Jan 65 calls, which are expiring after today, printed at the open for 43, 49 and 55 cents per contract. More than [...]

January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Fortinet Inc (FTNT) $21.50 +0.14%

Big print in Fortinet. The stock is up 3 cents to $21.50 and the Feb 23 – 25 call spread is bought on the security software-maker for 55 cents, 30000X. It’s opening and comes after one player bought 20,000 Jan 20 calls on the stock for 45 cents Friday and another 10,000 traded for 55 [...]

January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

AOL Inc (AOL) $45.32 -0.96%

April call buyer in AOL. The stock is down 43 cents to $45.30 and smaller lots of Apr 55s traded on the Internet company for 80 and 85 cents, then a 9350-lot printed for 90 cents per contract. 13,484 now traded against 6,659 in open interest and the market is 90 to 95 cents. AOL [...]

January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (GT) $25.18 +1.98%

Goodyear Tire call buyers active early. Jan 24 thru 25 strike calls are the focus as shares trade up 1.6% near 25.09. Three sweeps hit at the same second as a buyer paid 1.10 for 2648 Jan 24s, 25c for 2020 Jan 25.5s and up to 44c for 1100 Jan 25s. 10K calls in first [...]

January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ) $28.60 -0.24%

Higher options volumes in Hertz. The stock hit an intraday high of $29.81 after CNBC reported that Icahn purchased 30 to 40 million shares of the auto-rental company. HTZ is now flat at $28.67 in heavy turnover of 26 million shares and options volume is running 6.5X the daily average. One player is buying the [...]

January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) $16.41 +1.93%

More than a half million options traded on BofA. The stock was up yesterday on a Citi upgrade and has added another 34 cents to $16.45 on heavy turnover of 93 million shares Friday. Options on the bank are seeing a second day of heavy trading. Volume is 2.5X the daily average. 418,000 calls and [...]

January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) $7.06 +12.96%

Blackberry (BBRY) bounces back. The stock is up 83 cents to $7.08 in the wake of the company’s earnings report and Dec 7 calls on the stock are today’s most actively traded equity options contract (excluding ex-div activity in MO). With an hour remaining until the contracts expire, more than 65,000 traded and some of [...]

December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More
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