NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Options on ConAgra Foods Inc
shares were in heavy demand on Thursday after the
company canceled a presentation at an investor conference in
February, sparking rumors of a possible deal for the company.
Shares of the company rose as much as 3 percent to $36.65
after market chatter surfaced that the company would not be
presenting at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY)
Conference in Boca Raton, Florida, in February, analysts said.
NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Political turmoil in Greece has
hit its financial markets hard, and traders in the U.S. options
market are positioning for a further fall in Greek stocks as the
country heads to a snap election that could determine whether it
leaves the euro zone.
There are few choices for investors who want narrow exposure
to Greece in U.S. markets, but one, the Global X FTSE Greece 20
exchange traded fund, which tracks the Greek equity
market, has seen more active trading in the options market as
traders position for more upheaval.
Huge volume on BlackBerry shares and options in first five minutes of trading. About 8 million shares and 21K options change hands. $BBRY
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Options activity in BlackBerry Ltd jumped after a Reuters report that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had approached the Canadian company about a possible takeover deal.
Call volume on BlackBerry options swelled to about four times normal after the report that Samsung had approached BlackBerry about buying the company for as much as $7.5 billion.