Posts Tagged ‘BP’

Mariner: Explosion/Fire Causes Volume Explosion (ME, APA, BP)

Mariner Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ME), which is being acquired by Apache (NYSE: APA), has just seen an exponential volume surge due to the sticky nature of any offshore drilling accidents after the BP plc (NYSE: BP) disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  Mariner’s spokesperson on CNBC said that a fire took place about an hour [...]

Top After-Hours Movers & Reactions (AAPL, BP, APA, CYT, GILD, SHLD, YHOO, VMW)

Many shares are moving in the after-hours trading session.  Most are earnings as earnings season is in full swing, but some are not tied to earnings at all. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) closed at $251.89 and shares are up 2.9% at $259.14 on more than 4.57 million shares as of 5:05 PM EST.  SUMMARY BP [...]

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 [...]

BP Runs on Giant Discovery (BP)

BP PLC (NYSE: BP) has probably never given us the pre-market most active alert, but that is not the case today… BP stock is trading higher after it reported a giant oil discovery in a deep well drilled in the Gulf of Mexico and on the U.S. side of the oil fields.  It did note [...]

Stock/Options Alert: Chesapeake Chatter (CHK, BP)

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) is seeing some active volume in the stock options trading late in the day on market chatter that that BP plc (NYSE: BP) wants to acquire the company.  Here are the trades we saw in call option for FEB-2009 expiration with options contract volume and the prior day’s open interest: STRIKE    [...]

Price/Volume Spike Alert: Verenium Corp. (VRNM, BP)

Verenium Corp. (NASDAQ: VRNM) is spiking significantly higher in pre-market trading.  The company signed a biofuel production pact with BP plc (NYSE: BP).  The pact will lead to cellulosic ethanol production using non-food stocks and Verenium will receive $90 Million in funding from BP over the next 18 months.  The market cap before today’s spike [...]