Archive for June, 2010

Short Interest Volume Spikes

We updated the major short interest changes on some of the most active cult stocks that are from listed penny stocks and low priced stocks based on June 15 settlement date changes from May 28.  Stock tickers are as follows: ALU, ABK, BBI, BGP, BRCD, C, DRYS, FRE, FNM, NOK, PALM, PMI, BPOP, RAD, SIRI, [...]

BP Options Bets… Going to $10?

BP plc (NYSE: BP) is under fire, as if that is not the understatement of the decade.  While shares fell over 16% and were headed to close close to $29.00 today there was a hell of an options trading pattern in the PUT options.  BP had explosive options trading down all the way in the [...]

Volume Spike on Patent Troll Alert: Rambus/Micron (RMBS, MU)

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) has been weak for part of the trading day, although some of this data was assumed to be known after a prior delay. The company has confirmed that it has received notification from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ordering the rehearing of arguments to take place on October [...]

TiVo Losing More Edge (TIVO, DISH, SATS)

TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) is down after it is having to explain another patent office ruling…. It appears as though that decision that went against TiVo in favor of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is holding. TiVo shares in the minute before the closing bell are trading down 5.5% at [...]

The Hail Mary Gold ETF Option Trade (GLD)

When you look at gold, we all know that the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD) has become one of the most successful and sector dominant ETF products in the world.  Arguably it may be the single most dominant ETF out there due to its shear size versus the amount of gold traded each day and [...]

Tellabs Volume Spike: Research to Rumor (TLAB, T)

Tellabs Inc. (NASDAQ: TLAB) is getting hit today due to a research call out of Barclays.  The call is having enough impact that it became acting just like a stock rumor…. Barclays cut its price target down to $7.00 from $9.50, and shares are adjusting for the drop immediately as Barclays noted that AT&T Inc. [...]

Apple Options Leading Shares in Upside Exposure (AAPL)

Traders are back to using stock options in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) for getting exposure to the price moves rather than the stock it seems.  We ran a snapshot of the options trading versus the stock trading today at 2:00 PM and the data is pretty obvious that there seems to be speculators in the [...]