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Author Archive - Interactive Brokers

Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE)

Expedia Inc (EXPE) Options Volume Jumps As Shares Tumble

Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) – Shares in online travel company, Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE), are getting pummeled today, down as much as 27% during morning......(read more)
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX)

ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) Options In Focus As Shares Spike

ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) – Shares in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) are ripping higher on Thursday, rallying as much as 22% to a near three-month high of $52......(read more)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)

Big Print In QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Options Ahead Of Earnings After The Close

QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) – Shares in mobile chipmaker, QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), are off 1.7% today at $61.80 as of 11:00 a.m. ET ahead of......(read more)
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Lorillard Inc. (LO) Options Active Ahead Of Earnings

Lorillard Inc. (NYSE:LO) – Put options on the third-largest U.S. cigarette maker are changing hands today ahead of the company’s second-quarter earnings......(read more)
SAP AG (ADR) (NYSE:SAP)

SAP AG (SAP) Puts Active As Shares Stumble

SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) – Put options on SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) are active on Friday, with shares in the software company down more than 4.0% in the early going......(read more)
Facebook Inc (FB), FB, NASDAQ:FB

Traders Liking Facebook Inc (FB) Pick Up Call Options As Stock Rallies

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) – Trading traffic in upside call options that expire four weeks from now suggest some traders are positioning for shares in......(read more)
Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU)

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) Calls Change Hands At A Clip Ahead of Earnings After The Close

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) – Options traders appear to be snapping up out of the money call options on Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) ......(read more)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

Heavy Volume In Intel Corporation (INTC) Options As Shares Rally To Highest Since August

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) – Shares in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) are bucking the trend on Monday, up better than 4.0% at $25.27 as of midday......(read more)
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF)

Bearish Options Play Paying Off As Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) Shares Lose Their Cool

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) – Shares in teen retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF), are getting hammered today, down 10% at $......(read more)
Saks Inc (NYSE:SKS)

Pre-Earnings Bullish Bets On Saks Inc (SKS) Pay Off As Retailer Rallies

Saks Inc (NYSE:SKS) – High-end retailer, Saks Inc (NYSE:SKS), popped up on our ‘hot by options volume’ market scanner this morning on heavier than......(read more)
Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN)

ING US Inc (VOYA) Call Buyers Look for Shares to Extend Post-IPO Rally

ING US Inc (NYSE:VOYA) – Shares in ING US Inc (NYSE:VOYA)’s U.S. retirement, investment and insurance business are up as much as 8.0% today to $26......(read more)
Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY)

Busy Day For Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) Options As Shares Sprint Higher

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) – Shares in drug maker, Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY), are ripping higher today, up 6.5% at $44.94, the highest......(read more)
Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)

Sony Corporation (ADR) (SNE) Options Active As Shares Hit Fresh 52-Week High

Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) – Big prints in Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) call and put options this morning pushed the consumer electronics......(read more)
Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)

Sony Corporation (ADR) (SNE) Options Active As Shares Hit Fresh 52-Week High

Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) – Big prints in Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) call and put options this morning pushed the consumer electronics......(read more)
News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)

News Corp (NWSA) Options Active After Earnings

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) – Trading traffic in News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) call options in the early going on Thursday indicate some traders are positioning......(read more)
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Options In Play On Genworth Financial Inc (GNW) Eye Further Upside

Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) – Bursts of activity in Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) call options in the early going on Wednesday appears to......(read more)
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX)

Bearish Options Active On Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) – Big prints in Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) put options on Tuesday morning indicate......(read more)
Best Disney Movies Ever Made

Bullish Options In Play On The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Ahead Of Earnings

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) – Front month call options changing hands on The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today suggest some traders are......(read more)
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Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Call Buyers Bet Stock Extends Gains Next Week

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) – Trading traffic in weekly call options on the world’s largest maker of machinery indicates some traders are betting......(read more)
Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP)

Mad Dash For Yelp Inc (YELP) Options As Shares Soar

Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) – Shares in Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) are screaming higher today, up 26.5% at an all-time high of $32.00 as of 11:35 a.m. ET, after......(read more)
CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS)

CBS Corporation (CBS) Put Options Active Ahead Of Earnings After The Close

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) – Shares in media and entertainment company, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), are advancing today ahead of the company’s first......(read more)
Best Disney Movies Ever Made

Weekly Calls In Play On The Walt Disney Company (DIS) As Shares Rise To Record Highs

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) – Trading traffic in weekly call options on The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) suggests traders are positioning......(read more)
Select Sector SPDR

Bearish Options Trade Bets Utilities SPDR (XLU) Rally Running On Empty

Utilities SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLU) – A large trade in Utilities SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLU) puts yesterday suggests at least one options market participant is......(read more)
Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY)

Bearish Bets On Safeway Inc. (SWY) Pay Off As Stock Tumbles After Earnings

Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) – Shares in the food and drug retailer are trading down sharply on Thursday, falling more than 18% to $23.14 during the first......(read more)
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iRobot Corporation (IRBT) Bulls Clean Up As Shares Soar After Earnings

iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) – Shares in the maker of home robots such as the Roomba vacuum cleaner and defense and security robots for military......(read more)
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Metlife Inc (MET) Options Active As Company Ups Quarterly Dividend

Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) – Shares in insurance, annuities and employee benefits provider, Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET), are popping on Tuesday after the company......(read more)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Weekly Options Active

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) – Reporting from CNBC’s David Faber this morning that activist fund ValueAct Capital Management LLC has acquired......(read more)
Overstock.com calls in play as shares hit fresh 52-week high

Options Traders Pounce On Overstock.com Inc (OSTK) Calls As Shares Extend Rally

Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) – Shares in Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) are spiking for a second-consecutive session, helped higher today......(read more)
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP)

Bulls Sweet On PepsiCo Inc (PEP) Calls As Shares Rise

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) – Options on global beverage and snack food giant, PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), are humming with activity this morning after......(read more)
Credit Suisse Group AG (ADR) (NYSE:CS)

Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) Call Options in Play on a Down Day for Financial Stocks

Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS) – Call options changing hands on global financial services firm, Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:CS), this morning look......(read more)
Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD)

Put Volume Pops in Smithfield Foods Inc. (SFD)

Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) – Put options changing hands on pork processor, Smithfield Foods, Inc., this morning look for shares in the name......(read more)
Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU)

Put Buyer Preps for Downward-Facing Shares in Lululemon Athletica Inc (LULU)’s Future

Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) – Shares in athletic apparel maker, Lululemon Athletica, Inc., are bucking the trend today, with shares in the......(read more)
Select Sector SPDR

Big Prints in Bearish Options on Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF)

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Bank of America......(read more)
Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN)

Upside Call Buyers Enjoy Gains as Shares in Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Rise

Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN) – Shares in networking products and services provider, Ciena Corp., jumped 8.0% on Wednesday morning to and intraday......(read more)
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX)

Big Prints in Bearish Options on Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)

Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEARCA:GDX) – Trading traffic in call options on GDX is outpacing activity in puts on the ETF this morning, with shares......(read more)
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT)

Heavy Call Activity on The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) Looks for Stock to Rebound

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT), Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR), Liberty Interactive (Interactive......(read more)
Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL)

Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) Options Rosy on Stock’s Performance Near Term

Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) – Options changing hands on Estee Lauder today look for shares in the maker of skincare products, makeup and fragrances......(read more)
Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR)

Heavy trading traffic in Express Inc (EXPR) options as shares zip higher

Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) – Shares in clothing and accessories retailer, Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR), are soaring on Tuesday, popping more than 21% to......(read more)
Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ)

Synthetic put bearish on Constellation Brands Inc (STZ)

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) – A large stock and options combination play on wine, beer and spirits producer, Constellation Brands, Inc.,......(read more)
Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK)

Splunk Inc (SPLK) options in focus as shares move higher; call volume pops in shipping stocks

Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK) – Options on software and data analysis company, Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK), are far more active than usual this morning, with......(read more)
Bearish options active on Molycorp Inc (MCP) as shares nosedive

Bearish options active on Molycorp Inc (MCP) as shares nosedive

Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP) – Shares in rare earth metals mining company, Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP), are reeling Thursday morning after the Greenwood Village......(read more)
Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM)

Bullish options in play at Impax Laboratories Inc (IPXL)

Impax Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:IPXL) – Upside call options are active on specialty pharmaceutical company, Impax Laboratories, Inc., this morning,......(read more)
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Large bear put spread initiated on Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF)

Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLF) – The single-largest trade initiated in Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLF) options on Tuesday......(read more)
Tumi Holdings Inc (NYSE:TUMI)

Traders look to Tumi Holdings Inc (TUMI) puts as shares edge higher

Tumi Holdings Inc (NYSE:TUMI) – Shares in luggage and travel accessories maker, Tumi Holdings Inc (NYSE:TUMI), are moving higher for a third consecutive......(read more)
NutriSystem Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI)

NutriSystem Inc. (NTRI) call options active as shares move higher

NutriSystem Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) – Traders hoping to expand their wallets in the New Year are turning their attention to weight management services provider......(read more)
United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS)

Bullish options in play at United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) – Shares in UPS are off their lows of the session this afternoon, down just 0.05% to stand at $76.28 as of 12......(read more)
Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ)

Bulls hungry for Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (DPZ) options as shares rise to all-time high

Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) – Shares in Domino’s are bucking the trend today, rising as much as 2.2% to an all-time high of $43.74 on Thursday......(read more)
J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP)

Weekly call options eye rally in J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) ahead of New Year

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) – Upside call buying in weekly options on J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) this morning suggest some traders......(read more)
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

Weekly options in play on Intel Corporation (INTC)

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) – Shares in the chip maker are in negative territory this morning, trading lower with the broader market on signs budget......(read more)
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF)

Traders beef up on Herbalife options as shares extend losses

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) – Options on Herbalife continue to change hands at a clip on Thursday, one day after Pershing Square Capital Management founder......(read more)