Archive for December, 2010

Apple Options Volume Overshadows Stock Volume (AAPL)

There is a rare event today that has not been seen on many occasions.  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is seeing more stock option trading interest today in its stock options on a fully leveraged basis than its shares are seeing.  The stock volume is actually anemic at 4.53 million shares as of 12:05 PM EST [...]

Molycorp Options Surge As Speculators Find Alternatives (MCP)

Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) is new enough that many will not even think of it being an “option alert” stock.  Still, the exponential gainer in rare earths is seeing a large jump in its shares on a mine restart and it seeing considerable options volume as well as investors look for any way to “play [...]

Daily Double: 10X Volume Alert in InterMune (ITMN)

InterMune Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) is soaring with more than a double on key news of its EMA recommendation of market ing approval in its idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis drug called Esbriet (pirfenidone).  The full news and analysis is available at in the quest for potential ten-baggers. What traders need to know is that at 10:20 [...]

Interchange Fee Proposals Cause Exponential Volume Spikes (MA, V)

Proposed change to Interchange Fees from the Fed is causing an exponential volume spike in shares of Visa, Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA).  It took a while for the exponential volume spikes to appear but appear they did. At 3:24 PM EST we now have over 37 million shares of Visa traded [...]

Massive Exponential Volume in Tenet Options & Stock, More to Come? (THC)

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) is trading more volume than we can recall ever seeing.  While the company has never really recovered its former glory, the hospital told Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) no to its $6.00 buyout offer.  The common belief now is that Community Health will have to raise its offer price [...]

The Big Move Behind Horiyoshi Worldwide (HHWW)

Horiyoshi Worldwide, Inc. (OTCBB: HHWW) has virtually come out of nowhere and is one we have never covered nor that we are likely to cover ahead as long as it remains a bulletin board stock.  This is one that a trader pointed out to us simply with the big question “WTF?” yesterday and today.  As [...]

Stock Option Volume Explosion in Great Atlantic & Pacific (GAP)

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (NYSE: GAP) is widely reported as getting ready for a bankruptcy  Check out the options trading in DECEMBER-2010: CALL$    Volume    OpInt 0.50    2,598    5 1.50    5,238    10 2.00    2,201    35 PUT$    Volume    OpInt 1.00    4,940    1,280 1.50    666    1,035 2.00    6,411    2,873 2.50    1,345    7,749 Here is [...]

SIRIUS Volume Almost Double in First Hour Alone (SIRI)

By now you already know that Howard Stern has announced that he is sticking with SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) in a new 5-year deal.  What is interesting is how much trading has gone into the news this morning.  It is almost an hour into the trading day and SIRIUS shares are already approaching [...]

When 2 IPOs Nearly Double (YOKU, DANG, AMZN, GOOG)

There were two hot Chinese IPOs that debuted today and to call them ‘hot’ may be an understatement.  Seeing two near-doubles in a single day is not the norm even for a bull market.  These two are in Inc. (NYSE: YOKU) and E-commerce China Dangdang Inc. (NYSE: DANG). Inc. (NYSE: YOKU) priced 15,847,700 [...]

Netflix Sees Major After-Hours Trading (NFLX)

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is rapidly losing its greatness when it comes to momentum and growth investors.  On top of a well known short seller highlighting its flaws last week, the company is rather active in the after-hours session on news that its CFO is leaving. The NASDAQ after-hours session shows that as of 6:00 [...]