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Pre-Earnings Flow in Groupon

Groupon (GRPN) adds 17 cents to $4 after falling to new lows Friday. The stock is up after the company responded to an SEC inquiry on accounting and ahead of the company’s Nov 8 earnings report. On the options front, the top trade on the stock is a 47000-lot of Nov 4 puts for 45 [...]

November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Avon Products Inc (AVP) $15.78 +1.91%

Implied volatility in Avon Products (AVP) is moving higher ahead of earnings. The New York-based company had an Oct 30 earnings release date, but postponed it to tomorrow morning due to Hurrican Sandy. Shares are up 26 cents to $15.74 ahead of the news and options volume on the stock consists of about 12,000 puts [...]

October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments More

WhatsTrading.com Options Recap — 08/22/2012

Today’s recap will be brief because I just left the CBOE and running around Chicago this afternoon. S&P 500 is drifting down 4 points to 1,409.17 and volumes remain light heading into FOMC minutes due at 14:00 EDT. Existing Homes sales were up to 4.47 million in July, but that fell short of analyst expectations. [...]

August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More

American Eagle Outfitters Inc (AEO) $20.75 +1.47%

18,000 calls and 3,450 puts traded in American Eagle Outfitters (AEO). The teen apparel retailer is due to report earnings tomorrow morning and recent trades include a multi-exchange sweep of 5,099 Sep 23 calls for 35 cents when the market was 25 to 35 cents. 6,035 traded. Sep 21, Jan 24.5, and Sep 22 calls [...]

August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

WhatsTrading.com Options Recap — 08/21/2012

The S&P 500 rallied to a high of 1,426.68 points early and briefly surpassed its April multi-year high of 1,422.38 this morning, but the early gains didn’t hold. The S&P is back to 1,414 and 12 points from its best levels. There’s been no economic data or positive earnings news to drive the market higher [...]

August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc (GMCR) $25.10 +3.12%

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) adds 80 cents to $25.14 and one player apparently sells 2900 Dec 36 calls on the stock at $1.17 to buy 2900 Dec 18 – 23 put spreads for $1.93. Green Mountain shares were roasted in the first half of the year, falling 61.9 percent year-to-date to 52-week lows of [...]

August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) $106.98 +1.61%

Goldman Sachs (GS) sees active trading. The stock is up $1.74 to $107.02 and three-month highs on volume of 1.1 million shares. Expected volume is about 680K. Meanwhile, 14,000 calls and 7,000 puts traded on the investment bank, which is running about 3X the typical levels. Sep 110 calls, which are 2.8 percent OTM and [...]

August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

WhatsTrading.com Options Recap — 08/20/2012

Stock market averages have traded in a very narrow range again through midday Monday. With no economic data due out until Wednesday and a light earnings calendar, there hasn’t been much news to guide the action one way or the other. European markets finished mostly lower after EU officials dismissed talks about a plan to [...]

August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Semtech Corp (SMTC) $25.29 -0.90%

Semtech (SMTC), a Camarillo, CA semiconductor company, loses 27 cents to $25.25 and recent trades on the stock include a sweep of 890 Sep 27 calls for 40 cents when the market was 20 to 40 cents. 1110 now traded. 438 Sep 26 calls traded for 75 cents when the market was 45 to 75 [...]

August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More

QLogic Corp (QLGC) $12.24 -0.08%

QLogic (QLGC) loses 2 cents to $12.23 and 3,117 Sep 12.5 calls trade on the stock. 1000 traded for 40 cents when the market was 30 to 40 cents. Sep 12.5 calls on QLGC are 2.2 percent OTM, expiring in 32 days, with 435 in open interest. Shares have performed well since falling to 52-week [...]

August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
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