Tag Archives: unusual

Crazy Call Options Buys in Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD)

It’s a boring flat day in the overall markets, but the insider options players are always here to make things interesting in the options market.  There have been several unusually large call trades so far today, including an unusual amount

Medtronic Inc Attracts Large Call Buyer (MDT)

While the majority of the options action today has been in puts, one trader is making a large, bullish options bet on Medtronic Inc (MDT). The trader bought over 6,100 January $70 calls for $1.43 a piece.  The value of

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

Blackhawk Network Holdings Sees Unusual Option Buy (HAWK)


Here’s another unusual option buy to take to the bank, this time in the calls of Blackhawk Network Holdings (HAWK).  While it’s been trending higher since early June, one investor thinks it is going much higher.  They bought more than 800

Large Option Buyer Quadruples Money in Ensco Plc (ESV)


Further proof that it’s who you know, not what you know, in investing, an investor made a killing in the call options of Ensco plc (ESV) this month.  The trader seemed to pull a rabbit out of his hat when

Huge Call Option Buyer in U.S. Bancorp (USB)


A smart money trader just bought 9,750 Jan $44 calls at $1.60 in U.S. Bancorp (USB) in an early Monday afternoon trade.  This is a rather unusually large opening trade in the Jan 2015 $44 call options. This trader is

Options Buzz: Big Call Spread on Waters Corporation (WAT)


One “knowledgeable” investor just executed an opening buy of 2275 Nov $115 – $130 call spread in Waters Corporation (WAT).   This options trade represents 5 times the normal options volume in NYSE: WAT. 9 minutes later, the trader added another

Large Call Buyer Digs Into Masco Corporation (MAS)


Another day, yet another wiseguy option buy.  This time around someone “in the know” has just gobbled up more than 4500 July $23 calls in Masco Corporation (MAS).  They investor paid 20 cents for those July 23 calls. Masco Corporation makes

Interesting Early Options Trade on KB Home (KBH)


Some interesting early trading on KB Home (NYSE:KBH) this morning.  There was an unusual opening trade in the JUN $17.5 call options, snapped up at a price of $0.15. One trader made a big bet with the purchase of over 5,300