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  • Bulls sticking with Electronic Arts optionMONSTER - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    Electronic Arts is pulling back after a big move, but the bulls aren't giving up today. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 10,000 December 37 calls for $1.59 and the ...

  • Videocast: How VIX is trading Fed optionMONSTER - 3 hours ago
  • Trader hedging American Airlines optionMONSTER - 3 hours ago

    American Airlines has pulled back from 14-year highs in the last month, and one large trade is positioning for further declines. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that a block of 6,500 August 38 ...

  • Midday index, ETF option volumes optionMONSTER - 3 hours ago

    Total option volume has picked up at 6 million contracts so far today, with some interesting action in the big indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems. More than 800,000 options have ...

  • Largest option trades in equities optionMONSTER - 3 hours ago

    Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with the most call and put buying on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system. Mechel (MTL): An investor sold 25,000 January ...

  • Advance Auto Parts draws bulls optionMONSTER - 4 hours ago

    A bullish call spread is looking for more mileage out of Advance Auto Parts. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that 2,750 August 125 calls were bought for $3 and 5,500 August 130 calls were sold ...

  • Higher volatility seen in Korea ETF optionMONSTER - 5 hours ago

    The iShares South Korea Fund has been jumping for the last week, and one trader is looking for more volatility. optionMONSTER systems show that 4,000 each of the September 66 puts and 69 calls have changed ...

  • Stocks rally on strong GDP growth optionMONSTER - 6 hours ago

    Stocks are accelerating higher after second-quarter economic growth beat expectations. S&P 500 futures were up about up 0.2 percent before the report but are now higher by more than 0.4 percent. The Nasdaq ...

  • Call buyers clean up fast in DuPont optionMONSTER - 8 hours ago

    The bulls piled into DuPont early yesterday, and they cleaned up in a hurry. Just minutes after the opening bell, optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking system detected heavy buying in the September 67.50 ...

  • Bulls like CareFusion before report optionMONSTER - 9 hours ago

    CareFusion reports earnings next week, and traders are hoping for a big rally. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 1,700 September 45 calls for $1.90 and the sale of ...

  • Hong Kong ETF sees big put sale optionMONSTER - 10 hours ago

    Chinese stocks have been rallying recently on improved economic data, and one trader is betting that gains will hold in the iShares MSCI Hong Kong exchange-traded fund. optionMONSTER's tracking systems ...

  • How one bull is playing Goodyear optionMONSTER - 10 hours ago

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber drew a three-way bullish trade ahead of its earnings report this morning. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 3,500 August 28.50 calls was bought for the ask price of $0.90 ...

  • GDP, Fed, job data lead calendar optionMONSTER - 10 hours ago

    Today's economic calendar is a very active, with three major economic headlines on the agenda. ADP's private-sector payrolls report for July gets the ball rolling at 8:15 a.m. ET. Forecasters are looking ...

  • VIX above 13 with stocks at lows optionMONSTER - 11 hours ago

    Equity indexes ended yesterday's session mixed but near their lows of the day, while the CBOE Volatility Index closed near its high. The S&P 500 fell 8.96 points, or 0.45 percent, to 1969.95. The SPX finished ...

  • RF Micro bulls can't get enough optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 1:36 PM EDT

    For the second day in a row, the bulls are looking for a piece of RF Micro Devices. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 6,600 August 12 calls for $0.15 to $0.20. Less ...

  • Videocast: Volume falls in VIX pits optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 1:15 PM EDT
  • Limit seen on CenturyLink gains optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 1:05 PM EDT

    CenturyLink rose sharply today, but one trader apparently believes that further gains will be limited in the telecommunications company. optionMONSTER systems show that more than 5,200 August 42 calls ...

  • Range play in DaVita HealthCare optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:41 AM EDT

    One trader apparently believes that shares of DaVita HealthCare will remain range-bound. optionMONSTER systems show that corresponding blocks of 1,500 traded in the September 75 calls for $0.65 and 67.50 ...

  • Stocks inch higher ahead of data optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 9:14 AM EDT

    Stocks are inching higher before tomorrow's flood of data and as overseas markets remain bullish. S&P 500 futures are up more than 0.1 percent, and the Nasdaq is higher by almost 0.2 percent. Europe shows ...

  • Bears circle Avon ahead of results optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 7:16 AM EDT

    Avon Products reports earnings Thursday, and the bears are circling. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge tracking program detected the purchase of almost 34,000 October 11 puts, most of which priced for $0.35. ...

  • Bulls go shopping at Ross Stores optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 6:45 AM EDT

    Trader are turning bullish on Ross Stores before its earnings report next month. More than 3,600 September 67.50 calls traded with premiums rising from $0.60 to $0.80 yesterday. Open interest in the strike ...

  • Amgen bull stays long in earnings optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 6:14 AM EDT

    Amgen has been working higher since the spring, and one investor is staying long before this afternoon's quarterly report. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 3,064 ...

  • Call buyers look for rally in Cobalt optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    Traders are making long-term bets on Cobalt International Energy ahead of its earnings report next week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected heavy buying in the January 20 calls yesterday, where ...

  • Big call sale hits Interpublic Group optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 5:16 AM EDT

    Interpublic Group posted its highest close in 12 years yesterday, but a large trader apparently believes that further gains will be limited in coming weeks. A block of 6,342 IPG August 19 calls were sold ...

  • Home prices, consumer data on tap optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 4:45 AM EDT

    Home prices, consumer confidence, and earnings reports are the main items on today's agenda. The Case-Shiller index of home prices, scheduled for release at 9 a.m. ET, is expected to show an increase of ...

  • VIX, equity indexes close almost flat optionMONSTER - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 4:14 AM EDT

    Equity indexes were mixed but essentially unchanged at the end of yesterday's session, as was the CBOE Volatility Index. The S&P 500 was up 0.57, or 0.03 percent, to 1978.91. The SPX dipped down to 1967 ...

  • How the bulls are playing NQ Mobile optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 2:20 PM EDT

    NQ Mobile has been trying to bounce, and one investor is looking for more. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 35,000 January 8 calls for $2.25. An equal number of December ...

  • Bears attacking Lumber Liquidators optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 1:12 PM EDT

    Lumber Liquidators has lost half its market value in the last five months, and one trader is looking for even more declines. optionMONSTER systems show that two blocks of 1,250 August 60 puts were sold ...

  • Videocast: Betting on lower volatility optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 1:02 PM EDT
  • Russell fund faces downside trade optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:31 AM EDT

    A large put spread stands out in the iShares Russell 2000 Fund this morning. optionMONSTER systems show that 7,197 Weekly 112 puts that expire on Aug. 29 were bought for $2.15 while the same number of ...

  • Futures slip as market awaits news optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 9:14 AM EDT

    Stocks are little-changed this morning as investors await key economic data and watch events overseas. S&P 500 futures are down about 0.1 percent, while Europe is mixed. Asia mostly advanced overnight, ...

  • Microsoft attracts huge call buying optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:16 AM EDT

    Microsoft is trading at its best levels in 14 years, and options are looking for even more gains this summer. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that about 32,000 September 48 calls traded on Friday ...

  • Bulls like the look of Estee Lauder optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 6:45 AM EDT

    Estee Lauder is attracting bullish option activity before its earnings report next month. As optionMONSTER co-founder Pete Najarian said on CNBC's " Fast Money " program on Friday, our Heat Seeker ...

  • Calls pile up in HMS ahead of report optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 6:14 AM EDT

    Traders are turning bullish on government IT-services company HMS ahead of its earnings report in less than two weeks. More than 3,000 September 20 calls were bought on Friday, most of them going for $1 ...

  • Traders dig for profits in Gold Fields optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    Traders are looking for a pop in shares of Gold Fields by early next year. More than 7,600 January 4 calls were purchased for $0.43 to $0.50 on Friday, including a print of 5,945 that went for the ask ...

  • SunPower gets a vote of confidence optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 5:16 AM EDT

    A large trader is betting that shares of SunPower will hold up through its earnings report on Thursday. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the sale of 4,550 Weekly 35 puts that expire at the end ...

  • Is Goodrich headed for sharp move? optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:45 AM EDT

    Goodrich Petroleum has pulled back sharply in recent weeks, and a large volatility trader is anticipating a big move higher or lower after its next earnings report. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows ...

  • How one big investor is hedging Fox optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:14 AM EDT

    A large investor appears to be using a bearish combination trade to hedge holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox. optionMONSTER systems show that 10,000 January 29 puts were bought for the ask price of $0.90 ...

  • Large volatility play in industrial ETF optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:47 AM EDT

    A large volatility trade is targeting the SPDR Industrial Fund. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader bought 10,000 September 50 puts for $0.29 on Friday. The volume was above the strike's previous ...

  • Pending home sales lead calendar optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:16 AM EDT

    The economic calendar begins slowly this week with housing data but then grows increasingly busy. Pending home sales will be reported at 10 a.m. ET. The consensus estimate calls for a gain of 0.3 percent, ...

  • VIX back above 12 as equities slide optionMONSTER - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 2:45 AM EDT

    Stocks fell on Friday, leaving the major equity indexes almost unchanged on the week while the CBOE Volatility Index climbed back above the 12 level. The S&P 500 was down 9.64 points, or 0.48 percent, ...

  • Bulls ringing up NCR ahead of earnings optionMONSTER - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 2:33 PM EDT

    NCR is attracting bullish option activity before its earnings report early next week. More than 5,400 August 32 calls have traded for $1.10 to $1.30 today, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking ...

  • Ctrip draws bearish trade at highs optionMONSTER - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 1:52 PM EDT

    Chinese travel agency Ctrip.com hit an all-time today but is drawing a large bearish trade ahead of quarterly results next week. Nearly 20,000 CTRP options have changed hands so far today, more than 11 ...

  • Trade sees end to slide in Brightcove optionMONSTER - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 1:44 PM EDT

    A large trade is looking for a floor in cloud-computing company Brightcove as shares plummet after disappointing earnings. BCOV is plunging 36.81 percent to $6.49 in midday trading after falling to $6.06 ...

  • Why puts are surging in Pandora optionMONSTER - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:03 AM EDT

    A large put trade is positioning for further downside in Pandora as online-radio service falls on disappointing audience numbers. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge systems shows that a block of 5,500 December ...

  • Futures lower after Amazon misses optionMONSTER - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 9:08 AM EDT

    U.S. stocks are lower but off their worst levels this morning after Amazon plunged on disappointing earnings. S&P 500 futures are down 0.15 percent, while Nasdaq 100 futures are lower by 0.25 percent at ...

  • Traders mine for rally in Rio Tinto optionMONSTER - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 7:16 AM EDT

    The bulls are piling into Rio Tinto ahead of its earnings report in two weeks. More than 7,000 September 60 calls traded for $0.90 to $1.15 yesterday, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking ...

  • How one bull is staying in Meritage optionMONSTER - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 6:45 AM EDT

    Meritage Homes pulled back after reporting earnings yesterday, but one large investor remains bullish. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that a trader sold 7,000 September 45 calls for $0.55 and ...

  • Long-term bullish bet in Oil States optionMONSTER - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 6:14 AM EDT

    A big call spread is looking for a rally in Oil States International by early next year. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system bought 4,000 January 70 calls for $2.95 and sold 4,000 January 80 calls for $0.55. ...

  • Big call buying in American Realty optionMONSTER - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    American Realty Capital is drawing heavy call buying ahead of its earnings report early next week. Two big prints of 6,524 August 13 calls were purchased for $0.22 and $0.23 yesterday, both above the ask ...

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