Category Archives: Business

Call Option Winners: Rock-Tenn (RKT) and LRR Energy (LRE)

It didn’t take long for two unusual options trades to pay off for the “smart” money traders.  Of course by “smart” we mean “insiders” or their friends and family, kinda like the Framily Plan from Sprint.  The two big winners

Huge Option Buys: WhiteWave Foods (WWAV), Vulcan Materials (VMC)

Hasn’t been a ton of large or unusual options plays today, but it’s been a good day for stocks with previous unusual options trades.  We’ll write about those later. But first, here’s a couple very interesting call buys from this

Call Buyer Lights Up LRR Energy LP (LRE)

We love unusual call buys in small, thinly traded stocks, and LRR Energy LP (LRE) is a perfect example. Today we saw a trader nibble up 1,646 of the February $20 calls in LRE.  The trader paid 15 to 19

Options Profit Update For Newfield Exploration (NFX) and Ensco PLC (ESV)

It’s a relatively slow day in unusual options activity today, so we thought we’d update you on a couple of of previous big call option trades in Ensco PLC (ESV) and in Newfield Exploration (NFX). The first one was in

Atmel Corporation (ATML) Attracts Huge Call Buy

One trader is confident about the prospects of Atmel (ATML) even on a day of weakness in the stock.  The trader just bought 8,041 August $9 calls in ATML at around 50 cents.  This is a very unusual call buy

BIG OPTIONS: Talisman Energy (TLM), Rock-Tenn Co (RKT), Allegheny Technologies (ATI)

Was a slow start this morning for unusual options plays, but is now picking up again, after a super busy day yesterday.  More on that later, but for now three unusual options trades have caught our eye so far, including

Big Option Winners: Crocs Inc. (CROX), CIT Group (CIT), Polaris Industries (PII)

As we always say, it ain’t illegal to trade the options that the insiders trade.  We’re just copying what they do, and they do it very well.  Case in point: we wrote about Crocs Inc. (CROX), and CIT Group (CIT) yesterday

Biggest Option Trades: Gogo Inc. (GOGO), SBA Communications (SBAC), TE Connectivity (TEL)

It was another busy day of large, unusual options trades in a bunch of names today.  This is shaping up to be an excellent earnings season for options traders in the know.  You may know jack, but you can watch

Couer Mining Inc. (CDE): Big Bearish Put Buyer

One trader believes that already beleaguered Couer Mining Inc. (CDE) is not done free falling yet. The trader just bought 8,122 January $8 puts, paying 85 cents for each contract. Couer Mining Inc. (CDE) shares have been in steady decline the

Yesterday’s Huge Crocs Inc (CROX) Call Buyer Up Big Today

Yesterday we wrote about a very large call buy in Crocs Inc. (CROX).  One trader seemed to have a crystal ball telling him that earnings would surprise to the upside on CROCS.  That trader bought 4,852 August $15 calls in


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