VMware Options Pop and 4 Chip and Big Data Stocks to Watch

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): From September 22 to December 21, Intel Corporation insiders sold $581,130 in shares, ranging in price from $21.50 to $21.62 each. The company’s shares dropped by 1.26 percent to $20.76 on more than 61.98 million shares, which is higher than its 30-day average volume of 49.82 million shares.

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM) earnings per share estimates on the shares have been increased by DA Davidson in a research note that was issued on Monday. As of now, the firm possesses a “positive” rating on the company’s shares. Before, the company possesses a “buy” rating on the stock.

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QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM): TelecomLead.com reported that Qualcomm has been leading mobile device GPU suppliers market during 2012’s first half. Qualcomm possesses 26.7 percent market share, and Samsung has been in second position with 22.2 percent market share. In the third position, Apple saw a 21.1 percent market share in mobile device GPU suppliers market during 2012’s first half, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) reports.

Western Digital Corp. (NYSE:WDC) saw a sharp increase during the month, and a trader has started to double down for additional gains in the near future.  OptionMonster’s Heat Seeker tracking system has indicated that 2,000 January 40 calls were sold for $2.28 and 4,000 January 44 calls were purchased for about $0.63 and $0.64. Volume dropped lower than open interest during the January 40s but higher than it in the January 45s, which shows that a trader is rolling a position to an increased strike price.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW): Put activity saw an incline on VMware, Inc. today, since nearly 3,500 of the options crossed the tape so far, which is over the times the equity’s expected intraday put volume, and less than 900 calls have been exchanged. Most popular has been the April 100 put, where about 2,700 contracts changed hands at a volume-weighted average price (VWAP) of $10.29.

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