Posts Tagged ‘PFE’

Option Expiration’s Largest Open Interest Contracts (GE, MSFT, PFE, INTC, YHOO, CSCO, WFC, SPY, QQQQ, FXI, XLK, XHB)

Today marks the January 2011 options expiration date. There are many active options expiring, and the reason these are so large is because many are LEAPS rather than just normal monthly options.  The old rule of thumb is that options tend to drift toward their closest and most active options contract strike prices.  We identified [...]

Top Day Trader Alerts (MDVN, PFE, NFLX, NOVL, COST, VISN)

These are this morning’s top day trader and active trader alerts seen moving on news and events. Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) is down almost 70% and at 52-week lows after its Dimebon failed in its Phase III trials to attack Alzheimer’s.  This is very active and will be the most active of all biotechs today [...]

2010 Actives Outlook: Options vs. Stock (AAPL, BAC, RIMM, XOM, PFE, CSCO, INTC, GLD, SLV)

2010 is here and we wanted to take a look at the largest catalyst for options volume and how it may translate into active stock trading for the January 2010 options expiration date.  In this matter we looked solely at the closest in-the-money and out-of-the-money call options that expire on January 15, 2010 because these [...]

Index Funds Creating Elevated Pfizer Activity (PFE, WYE)

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) is closing its long-standing acquisition of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE).  Because this is a cash and stock merger, it did create an event where S&P 500 Index-tracking mutual funds have had to start buying more shares to account for an increased weighting that Pfizer will have in the S&P (Ditto for Russell).  [...]

Unusual Options Trading in Pfizer (PFE)

We are looking into some unusual options trading activity in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE).    As of 11:00 AM EST we have seen some 47,000 PFE AUG $13 CALLS traded today alone versus a prior open interest of a mere 120 contracts.  Out in September expiration, we have seen 10,500 of the SEPT $11 Calls trade [...]

Drug stocks show strength on volume (PFE)

Large drug stocks are testing four-month highs in early trading this morning, and are among the strongest stock groups. Most of the big names in the group including Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) all are trading higher in the early going. One [...]