Infinity Pharmaceuticals has been climbing a wall of worry, but one trader apparently believes that it will keep its grip.Read more »
June pending home sales declined 1.4% and fell short of estimates which were closer to a 1.0% increase. The index was still up 9.5% y/y. The number may cool the outlook for economic growth at the margin, but the trade has been more focused on Europe today.Read more »
Allscripts Healthcare has dropped to a three-year low, but one trader is apparently looking for a floor beneath the stock.Read more »
Heavy put activity tops today’s action in the iShares Emerging Markets Fund as it trades fractionally higher.Read more »
Building-materials company USG is pulling off its highs, but put selling sees little to no downside ahead.Read more »
MBIA has been grinding higher, and one bullish trader is sticking around.
optionMONSTER’s Heat Seeker monitoring system detected the purchase of 5,000 September 12 calls for $0.73 and the sale of an equal number of September 15 calls for $0.22. Additionally, a block of 7,000 August 12 calls was sold at the same time for $0.38.Read more »
Traders began turning bullish on Williams earlier this month, and the upside activity is accelerating today.
optionMONSTER’s Heat Seeker system shows that 6,000 November 33 calls have traded against open interest of 5,543 contracts in less than 2 minutes this morning. The options appear to have been bought, with premiums starting at $0.17 and rising steadily until a single print of 4,619 traded at the ask price for $1.25 as the stock price rose.Read more »
A trader is positioning for limited gains in Rio Tinto even as it pushes higher this afternoon.Read more »
Traders are betting on a floor beneath shares of Rackspace as the stock tries to break its recent downtrend.Read more »
Thoratec has been rallying and one investor apparently thinks that the gains will continue.Read more »
The biggest single print of the day is in the iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund, where one trader is apparently looking for more volatility.Read more »