Archive for June 13th, 2008

After-Hours Volume Spike: RAM Energy on Cramer (RAME)

RAM Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAME) just saw a sudden surge of highly abnormal after-hours trading activity. The company was just featured on CNBC’s MAD MONEY show as Jim Cramer’s final pick for this week’s special where he featured wildcatting oil and gas stocks. This one is nuts for Friday night as at 6:35 PM [...]

PUT Options Spike: International Game Technology (IGT)

International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is rarely one of the more active stocks out there in trading volume, and you almost never get any real activity in the trading of the stock options. So why is there a sudden flurry of PUT OPTION trading today? Below is the trading we saw in the IGT options [...]

Options Spike in Microsoft (MSFT, YHOO, GOOG)

It is rather no large surprise that we are seeing a huge volume spike in the shares of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) today.  Now that the company has walked away from Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and declared its merger interest as dead it is getting relief buyers back in.  At 2:15 PM EST we have [...]

Unusual Option Move: GameStop Strangle (GME)

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) is typically a stock that isn’t highly active in stock options.  An options strangle trade, holding different options strike prices at the same maturity date, was made in GameStop today.   Below you can see the trades with the comparison to the open interest: OPTION CONTRACT        Volume  OpInt JAN09-$55 CALLS           [...]

Price/Volume Surge: US Airways Group, Inc. (LCC)

US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) is seeing huge gains this morning on strong trading volume. The airline carrier came out and said it is going to charge 415 even for the first checked bag, and the company said it was going to cut 1,700 workers and lower its capacity to focus on more profitable [...]

VOLUME SPIKE: Capstone Turbine (CPST)

Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ: CPST) is continuing its strong after-hours trading of last night with pre-market gains on large volume. The earnings were the reason the surface. But its huge backlog now appears to be understated if you consider its services and components backlog, which adds about $10 million according to Sanjay Shrestha of Lazard [...]