Archive for August 13th, 2010

Unusual Options Volume Spikes on Friday (NLY, COCO, HPQ, PCS, NTAP, NFLX, PHM, SUN)

Friday had some incredibly wild options moves in select names on a standout basis.  We tracked some very unique and strange moves in options of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY), Corinthian Colleges Inc. (NASDAQ: COCO), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS), NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), PulteGroup, Inc. [...]

Emergent Purchase Drives Up Trubion In Pre-Market

Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBN) shot way up in pre-market trading preceding the company’s acquisition by Emergent Biosolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS).  At the 8:35 AM EST Trubion is up 49.67% from $3 to $4.49 during a 52-week range of 2.29 – 6.75.  The company has also already traded 3,000 shares, a significant figured compared with [...]

Unica More Than Doubles In Value After IBM Acquisition (UNCA, IBM)

IBM and Unica Corporation  (NASDAQ: UNCA) agreed to a $480 million dollar deal this morning. IBM will buy Unicom for 21$ per share, well more than double the marketing company’s close yesterday of $9.55. As of 8:15AM EDT, the stock was up 117.8% to 20.80. The stock had been trading withing a 52-week range of [...]