Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Mother of all Volume Spikes for Molycorp (MCP)

Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) is going to have the mother of all volume spikes this Friday.  The company has priced a $180 million offering of 5.50% mandatory convertible preferred stock being sold by the company AND it priced 13,500,000 shares of common stock at a price per share of $50.00 which are being sold by [...]

7 Unusual Stock & Option Volume Standouts on Friday (ANN, CIEN, CSTR, DLB, JDSU, LVS, NG)

Friday is always an interesting day when it comes to volume spikes.  Buyout rumors, contract award rumors, drug events, management changes and more all tend to get speculated on each Friday.  We are looking at some key equity volume spikes as well as the options volume spikes that stand out as unusual. AnnTaylor Stores Corp. [...]

Huge Volume Spikes from Egypt & Region (APA, EGPT, AFK, FFD, TUR, TKF, ISL, EIS, GAF)

We won’t bother telling you what has been going on in Egypt. You’ve seen the news and it isn’t pretty with the riots and the protests.  What is standing out is some severe volume spikes in what are otherwise less thought of stocks and trading instruments. Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) is down another 1.1% at [...]

Gold Options Showing Major Price Swings Coming (GLD)

The five straight days of lower prices in the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD) comes with an interesting twist.  This week we saw elevated options trading when you consider that only one single day of the last week was above its average daily volume.  A fight appears to be more than just starting to brew. [...]

Atheros Circuit Breaker.. On Qualcomm Deal (ATHR, QCOM)

Atheros Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR) has been halted after a price-volume spike took shares through the roof.  Reports are out that QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is in a deal to acquire Atheros for about $45.00 per share.  Atheros develops semiconductor system solutions for communication products from personal to enterprise access levels. The New York Times’ [...]

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 [...]