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  • Walgreen traders ring the register optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 1:19 PM EST

    Walgreen Boots has been on explosive run, and investors are now cashing in on earlier trades. optionMONSTER's tracking programs detected the sale of 10,250 March 88 calls for $0.37 today. This is a new ...

  • What's behind Hartford put selling optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:27 PM EST

    Traders are betting on a floor in shares of Hartford Financial. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the sale of 5,000 Weekly 30 puts expiring on March 6 for $0.02 today. Volume was well above the ...

  • Videocast: VIX 'cash spread' hedge optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:11 PM EST
  • Notable option activity in equities optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:49 AM EST

    Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with unusual option activity on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system. Stryker (SYK): An investor sold 2,860 April ...

  • Short-term bulls ride SanDisk rally optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:41 AM EST

    SanDisk is rallying today, and traders are betting on more gains in the next week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker detected heaving buying in more than 4,800 Weekly 79 calls that expire on March 6, with prices ...

  • Stocks in holding pattern near highs optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 8:10 AM EST

    Stocks remain near record highs with several big economic events looming next week. S&P 500 futures are down 0.15 percent but are less than a percentage point below Wednesday's peak. Most overseas markets ...

  • Qlik attracts bulls for second day optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:14 AM EST

    Bullish traders piled into Qlik Technologies yesterday for the second session in a row. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected heavy buying in the May 35 and 39 calls yesterday, with more than 2,500 ...

  • Can anything slow Medivation? optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 6:47 AM EST

    Medivation has broken out to new highs yesterday, and traders apparently think there's no going back. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 1,000 Weekly 115 calls expiring ...

  • Call buyers digging into Goldcorp optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 6:16 AM EST

    Traders are looking for Goldcorp to rally in coming months. About 2,400 July 24 calls traded in a strong buying pattern yesterday for $1.20 to $1.27, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking program. ...

  • Bulls hope to climb Iron Mountain optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 5:45 AM EST

    Iron Mountain has pulled back from all-time highs, but traders are looking for a rebound in coming months. About 3,000 April 37.50 calls traded in a strong buying pattern for $0.60 to $0.70 yesterday, ...

  • GDP, Chicago PMI lead calendar optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 5:14 AM EST

    Today's economic calendar features a variety of items. The Commerce Department will announce revised gross domestic product for the fourth quarter at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists anticipate that the previous ...

  • Traders look for Mattel to bounce optionMONSTER - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 4:47 AM EST

    (The following is an example of notable trading cited on optionMONSTER's InsideOptions Pro service.) Traders are looking for Mattel to rebound from multi-year lows. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected ...

  • Is now the time to buy junk bonds? optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 1:22 PM EST

    One big investor sees a bright spring for junk bonds. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of some 64,000 June 93 calls in the iShares iBoxx High-Yield Corporate Bond Fund ...

  • Videocast: Futures see higher VIX optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 12:30 PM EST
  • Put seller sees P&G holding firm optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 11:54 AM EST

    At least one trade apparently believes that Procter & Gamble will hold current levels in coming weeks. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the sale of 2,000 March 84 puts for $0.46 today, below the ...

  • Array BioPharma draws bullish bet optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 11:02 AM EST

    A highly bullish trade is betting that Array BioPharma will break out of its current range. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the purchase of 2,500 June 8 calls for $1.18 and the sale of 2,500 ...

  • Big investor banks on JP Morgan optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 10:11 AM EST

    A large investor is looking for JP Morgan to continue its bullish momentum. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the sale of 8,000 March 60 calls for $1.94 and the purchase of 8,000 March 62 calls ...

  • Futures inch higher after key data optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 8:36 AM EST

    Stocks are up slightly today, holding near record highs after several key reports. S&P 500 futures are up about 0.1 percent, while European markets gained about 0.3 percent on the heels of better-than-expected ...

  • Traders mine for gains in Stillwater optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 7:14 AM EST

    Traders are looking for Stillwater Mining to rally by midyear. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the purchase of 2,000 July 16 calls for $0.88 and the sale of 2,000 July 12 puts for $0.43 yesterday. ...

  • Upside play in Heron Therapeutics optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 6:47 AM EST

    Traders are looking for good news from Heron Therapeutics by early spring. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program yesterday detected the purchase of 4,000 April 12.50 calls for $1.90 and the sale ...

  • Bull buys time for AK Steel to rally optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 6:16 AM EST

    A large trader is buying more time for a rally in AK Steel. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the sale of 5,000 Weekly 4.50 calls expiring Friday for $0.13 and the purchase of 5,000 Weekly 4.50 ...

  • How investor is hedging Skyworks optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 5:45 AM EST

    A large investor is apparently buying protection on holdings in Skyworks Solutions. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected the purchase of 2,000 March 85 puts in two prints for $1.55 at the same ...

  • Durable goods lead today's docket optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 5:14 AM EST

    Durable goods orders are the main item on today's economic calendar. The Commerce Department will announce the numbers for January at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists expect an increase of 1.7 percent overall ...

  • How traders cleaned up in Caesars optionMONSTER - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 4:47 AM EST

    (The following is an example of notable trading cited on optionMONSTER's InsideOptions Pro service.) Traders hit a fast jackpot in Caesars Entertainment yesterday. Shortly after noon, optionMONSTER's tracking ...

  • Bulls shopping for consumer names optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 1:20 PM EST

    One big investor is looking for stocks such as Walt Disney and Home Depot to keep rampaging higher into the spring. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 20,000 April ...

  • Videocast: Low short-term volatility optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 12:22 PM EST
  • JDS Uniphase ready for breakout? optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 12:03 PM EST

    Traders are betting that JDS Uniphase will break out of its current range in coming months. Nearly 3,000 April 15 calls were bought for $0.19 to $0.21 today, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking ...

  • Calls bet on pop in Delta this week optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 11:19 AM EST

    Short-term traders are looking for Delta Air Lines to gain altitude this week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected heavy buying in the Weekly 48 calls that expire at the end of Friday's session, ...

  • Bulls looking for more in MarkWest optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:08 AM EST

    MarkWest Energy Partners is up sharply after reporting earnings thjis morning, and traders are looking for more gains in coming weeks. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 3,000 ...

  • Stocks holding in range near highs optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 8:12 AM EST

    Stocks are holding in a tight range near record highs today as investors await more news on housing. S&P 500 futures are off 0.1 percent. Most of Europe is down slightly more, and Asia was little-changed ...

  • Traders look for new highs in Intel optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 7:14 AM EST

    Traders are betting that Intel will reach its highest level since the dot-com bust. More than 10,800 May 38 calls were purchased for $0.18 to $0.29 yesterday, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking ...

  • Bulls are playing Anheuser-Busch optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 6:47 AM EST

    Traders are looking for new highs in Anheuser-Busch Inbev with quarterly results due later this week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 2,532 January 125 calls for ...

  • How the bulls are flying with Gogo optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 6:16 AM EST

    Gogo is attracting bullish option activity ahead of its earnings report tomorrow. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that about 3,600 May 20 calls were bought for $0.47 to $0.55 yesterday. Volume ...

  • What's behind Seagate put buying optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 5:45 AM EST

    Traders are positioning for a possible drop in shares of Seagate Technology. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that more than 6,000 March 60 puts were purchased for $1.13 to $1.55 yesterday, including ...

  • Calendar focuses on domestic data optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 5:14 AM EST

    Today's agenda of news and data keeps a focus on the domestic economy. Mortgage applications get the ball rolling at 7 a.m. ET. New home sales follow at 10 a.m. ET and are expected to show an annualized ...

  • Cardinal Health draws bulls at highs optionMONSTER - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 4:47 AM EST

    (The following is an example of notable trading cited on optionMONSTER's InsideOptions Pro service yesterday.) Cardinal Health ripped to new highs yesterday, and the bulls piled in for more. optionMONSTER's ...

  • Arista receives votes of confidence optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 1:16 PM EST

    Arista Networks has pulled back following a strong quarterly report, and investors are stepping in. optionMONSTER's tracking programs detected the sale of 3,700 March 65 puts for $1.90. Volume was more ...

  • Videocast: VIX falls as Yellen talks optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 12:10 PM EST
  • Big put buying returns to chip fund optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 12:00 PM EST

    The Market Vectors Semiconductor Fund is drawing heavy put buying for the fourth time this month as it trades 14-year highs. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that 50,000 April 55 puts were bought ...

  • Hewlett draws bulls before earnings optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 11:06 AM EST

    Hewlett-Packard is attracting a large bullish trade ahead of its earnings report this afternoon. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 10,000 March 38.50 calls for the ask price of ...

  • J.C. Penney hedged before report optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 10:24 AM EST

    Traders appear to be buying protection in J.C. Penney ahead of its earnings report Thursday afternoon. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected the purchase of more than 10,100 Weekly 8.50 puts that ...

  • Stocks in holding pattern pre-Yellen optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 8:10 AM EST

    Stocks remain near all-time highs as investors prepare for testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later this morning. S&P 500 futures are little-changed, following the sideways price action in ...

  • American Capital calls spike again optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 7:14 AM EST

    The bulls were piling into American Capital yesterday for the second session in a row ahead of its earnings report this afternoon. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of ...

  • Iconix draws bulls before earnings optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 6:47 AM EST

    Option traders are turning bullish on Iconix Brand ahead of its earnings report on Thursday. About 2,500 March 35 calls were purchased for $0.83 to $1.10 yesterday, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker ...

  • Bulls return to Agnico Eagle Mines optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 6:16 AM EST

    Agnico Eagle Mines has pulled back recently with the price of gold, but some traders are looking for a rebound in coming weeks. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 1,300 March 35 ...

  • TowerJazz calls sound upbeat note optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 5:45 AM EST

    TowerJazz surged on strong earnings yesterday, and traders are betting that the semiconductor foundry will continue to rally. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system yesterday detected the sale of 1,500 April ...

  • Yellen testimony dominates docket optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 5:14 AM EST

    Today's calendar features various items, but Capitol Hill testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is the most important. European consumer prices come out early, which could affect trading overseas. ...

  • Another bullish dose of Ziopharm optionMONSTER - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 4:47 AM EST

    (The following is an example of notable trading cited on optionMONSTER's InsideOptions Pro service yesterday.) The bulls are back in Ziopharm Oncology after making quick profits last month. optionMONSTER's ...

  • Is it rebound time for Joy Global? optionMONSTER - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 1:20 PM EST

    At least one trader apparently thinks that Joy Global is ready for a comeback after years of bearishness. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of about 2,000 March 46 calls ...

  • Videocast: The VIX ahead of Yellen optionMONSTER - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 12:14 PM EST
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