A new position in INTC seems to be expressing a very bearish view on the stock for the next few weeks.
Options activity seems to be expressing confidence that a deal could take place at a price much higher than current levels and an announcement will happen before the September expiration.
Share of Dow Chemical saw heavy trading Friday and increased options flow given activist investor speculation.
Experience suggests regulators will be scrutinizing the activity in shares of LEAP for signs of insider trading.
The SPDR Financial Fund ETF (XLF) continues to attract a lot of put buying despite the relative strength the group has seen.
Gold has now plummeted over $500 an ounce since October and the decline is taking a toll on shares of many gold mining names.
Situations where there is strong directional sentiment and relatively low expectations are the best trade set-ups around earnings.
After yesterday's big sell-off and massive IV spike, many traders are adjusting positions and/or licking some wounds.
Henry Schwartz of Trade Alert identified a number of different stocks that saw increased options activity ahead of their earnings reports.
Henry Schwartz of Trade Alert saw some strong, bullish institutional flow in trading Thursday morning.