Tag: options

Yesterday’s Unusual Options: Calpine Corporation (CPN), Applied Materials (AMAT), International Game Technology (IGT)

Even in a broad market downturn yesterday, there were some unusual and large call option trades in a few companies, which would be worth watching this morning.  These unusual options trades involved: Calpine Corporation (CPN), Applied Materials (AMAT), and International Game Technology (IGT).   Calpine Corporation (CPN) There was a large trader amping up his

Unusual Option Trades: Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD), Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN)

It appears biopharm stocks are hot, and getting hotter. Two of today’s most unusual, large option trades involve Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FOLD), and Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN). Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) First,  a trader bought 1045 July $160 calls in Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN)  mostly at the ask at prices of $3.30 to $3.50 per call.  This was an opening