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Saturday, May 30, 2015


Bulls keep coming back to HCA

Fri 12:21 PM CT
The hospital operator beat earnings estimates the last time results came out, and revenue was better than expected in the two most recent quarters.
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Video: VIX rises with call buying

Fri 11:16 AM CT

With the spot volatility index higher in this market selloff, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders are buying the VIX June 16 and 17 calls.


Notable option activity in equities

Fri 10:42 AM CT

Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with unusual option activity on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system.


Huge upside bet on Barrick Gold

Fri 10:25 AM CT

The Toronto-based gold miner rose after its last earnings report in late April but then pulled back with resistance at its declining 200-day moving average.


Vivus gets a vote of confidence

Fri 9:22 AM CT

The biopharmaceutical firm, which specializes in anti-obesity drugs, rose after quarterly results on May 5 but has since traded sideways in an increasingly tight range.


Cramer: Hurt by China, Greece

Fri 8:03 AM CT

Without acceleration in growth in China and with the instability of the euro, it is hard to go higher just on the backs of takeovers, even when they are bountiful.


Stocks remain lower after GDP

Fri 7:44 AM CT

S&P 500 futures extended their losses to a 0.3 percent drop, while Europe's declines steepened after the U.S. Commerce Department confirmed projections for negative growth in the first quarter.


Bulls not done with chip makers

Fri 6:14 AM CT

Chip companies have surged this week, and traders are raising stakes a key industry-tracking fund as call buying sweeps the semiconductor space.


NCR attracts more bullish trades

Fri 5:47 AM CT

The maker of cash registers and ATMs has been grinding higher since October, when a poor earnings report hurled it to a multi-year low.


Calls stacking up in Bristol-Myers

Fri 5:16 AM CT

The biopharmaceutical company, which recently hit its highest price since January 2001, attracted bullish option activity yesterday for the second time this week.

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