Technology

American Tower Corporation REIT (AMT) $80.43 +0.10%

American Tower attracts increased put activity. The stock is up 11 cents to $80.46 and most of the options order flow surfaced early, driven by a sweep of 1600 July 70s for 95 cents per contract. 3,370 now traded against 253 in open interest. Looks like buyers are taking defensive or bearish positions in AMT [...]

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) $10.19 +1.80%

Cypress sees midday options action. The stock is up 14 cents to $10.15 and a sweep of 5,560 Jun 10 calls recently traded on the chipmaker for 75 cents when the market was 60 to 75 cents. Volume at that strike is now 7,188 against 2,330 in open interest and the market lifted to 75 [...]

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSM) $19.25 -0.93%

Taiwan Semi attracts bearish flow. The stock is down 18 cents to $19.25 and an investor pays $1.225 for Jul 17.5 – 20 put spreads, 15000X. The 20s are opening and the Jan 17.5s are possibly closing from Jan and Feb, including a buyer of 10K for $1.45 on 1/24 when the stock was at [...]

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NCR Corp (NCR) $33.07 -1.90%

Hefty new positoin in NCR. The stock is off 66 cents to $33.05 and a Jan 40 – 45 call spread trades on the corporate IT company for $1.05, 10000X on ISE. An investor is buying, to open, according to ISEE data. If so, the spread seesm to be targeting a substantial rally in shares [...]

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Yandex NV (YNDX) $30.00 -5.78%

Put seller sees weakness as opportunity. Yandex is down $2.07 to $29.77 and a 4000-lot of Jan 30 puts trades on the Russian Internet provider at $4.65 per contract on ISE. A customer sold-to-open, according to ISEE data. The stock is down and 30-day implied volatility in the options on YNDX is moving up 15% [...]

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EMC Corp (EMC) $27.48 +1.40%

Hefty block of calls on EMC. The stock is up 33 cents to $27.43 and 13685 Jul 33s trade for 42 cents on CBOE when the market was 41 to 42 cents. 14000 traded agaisnt 21,773 in open interest and might be repeat activity from earlier this month when buyers were paying 31 – 34 [...]

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Aruba Networks Inc (ARUN) $21.31 -0.61%

Puts on Aruba Networks attract early interest. The stock is flat at $21.44 and a 2000-lot of Mar 21s recently traded for 50 cents when the market was 35 to 50 cents. Open interest is 404. The company hosted an Anlalyst Day yesterday. March options expire at the end of next week.

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Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) $46.34 +1.47%

Put spread buyer in Texas Instruments. The stock is up 66 cents to $46.33 and notching new highs. On the options front, the Apr 45 – 47 put spread trades on the chipmaker for 90 cents on ISE. A customer is buying-to-open, according to ISEE data. An April 44 – 47 put spread trades for [...]

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VirnetX Holding Corp (VHC) $15.07 -4.86%

Higher options volume in VirnetX. The stock is down 81 cents to $15.03 and falling to new 52-week lows. On the options front, the Jan 20 – 23 call spread is apparently being bought on the Internet company for 95 cents, 4500X. It has traded 7600X and appears to be roll down in strikes, which [...]

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Corning Inc (GLW) $19.30 +0.21%

Premium seller in Corning. The stock is up a nickel to $19.31 and the investor sold 34,700 May 18 puts on the glass-maker at 33 cents and sold 11,250 May 18 calls at $1.63. The position is opening and, if so, seems to be a targeting a move down to $18 through the May expiration. [...]

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