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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TMO

Put sale sees floor in Thermo Fisher

Tue 4:14 AM CT
A trader apparently believes that downside potential will be limited in the medical-diagnostics company after it reports earnings this week.
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TMO
SPX

Consumer confidence, Apple on tap

Tue 3:47 AM CT

Durable-goods orders for December get the ball rolling, followed by the Case-Shiller index of home prices, new home sales, and consumer confidence data. Apple reports after the close.

VIX

Volatility falls as equities end mixed

Tue 3:16 AM CT

The major equity indexes finished yesterday mixed after climbing off morning lows, while the CBOE Volatility Index fell nearly 7 percent.

ADHD

Alcobra bulls betting on momentum

Mon 12:20 PM CT

The pharmaceutical company plummeted in October amid questionable data on its Metadoxine attention deficit disorder drug, but shares have been rebounding recently.

VIX

Videocast: Storm slows VIX trading

Mon 11:10 AM CT

As action slows ahead of this week's big Northeast storm, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders are looking farther out by buying VIX June 18 calls.

CSCO

Cisco draws large put sale at highs

Mon 11:05 AM CT

A large trader is selling May puts in betting on a floor in shares of the network-technology giant, which is near 52-week highs.

USO

Midday index, ETF option volumes

Mon 10:21 AM CT

Total option volume is light at 4.6 million so far today, with the primary indexes and ETFs dominating the action, optionMONSTER data systems show.

XOP

Put buying targets oil and gas fund

Mon 9:51 AM CT

A large bearish position is targeting SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Fund today even as shares bounce from earlier lows.

GME

Trade sees GameStop holding gains

Mon 9:12 AM CT

The video-game retailer bounced off support early this month after hitting a 52-week low, but it gapped higher on strong holiday sales and has been trending steadily higher in recent weeks.

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