Archive for May, 2011

Volume Spike Analysis in Broadwind Energy (BWEN)

Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWEN) has had a rough year as the wind power sector is just facing the equivalent of “no-wind” on the financial side.  Shares were at $1.66 this morning after a $1.76 close on Friday and the 52-week trading range is $1.21 to $3.88. Now this morning came news that The U.S. [...]

Weekend Review of Unusual Options Trading (ACOR, CAAS, GME, HK, S, TEVA, VVUS)

Each Saturday we usually try to do a review of some unusual options trading at the end of the week.  With Friday being expiration date, that can always mask some of the larger trades.  We tracked unusual options trading in shares of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACOR), China Automotive Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CAAS), GameStop Corp. [...]

Volume Spike Analysis in Penson (PNSN)

Penson Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: PNSN) is experiencing a massive volume spike for the second day in a row that marks a third day down.  We have no data indicating this, but the extreme volume spike with lower prices in the securities clearing and processing firm is looking very similar to what we saw when major [...]

Interest in Nuance Resurfaces (NUAN, AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, ADBE)

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) has just seen a massive jump on rumors that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is in talks “of an unknown nature” as per reports from the blog TechCrunch.  MarketWatch noted this is likely a licensing deal for its speech recognition software. For whatever this is worth, we have considered that Nuance [...]

The Alcoa Buyout Rumors (AA)

Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA) is up today on buyout rumors, but there are some concerns that these may be overblown. Rio Tinto is the supposed bidder here… Shares have already doubled normal trading volume and then some with over 52 million shares traded as of 1:10 PM EST versus an average volume of about 25 [...]