Rackspace calls active on renewed takeover chatter Rackspace April weekly and traditional 33 calls are active on total call volume of 4,100 contracts (300 puts). April and May call option implied volatility is at 46, September is at 43; compared to its 26-week average of 43 according to Track Data. Active call option volume suggests traders taking positions for large price movement on renewed takeover chatter.
Rackspace should benefit from Goole Cloud Platform, says Stifel Stifel analyst Matthew S. Heinz said Google Cloud comments appear to be misunderstood and not a bad thing for Rackspace. Heinz believes it is likely Rackspace will eventually add Google Cloud Platform to its list of iaaS support partners given its existing partnership with Google around its Apps for Work platform. The analyst rates Rackspace a Buy with a $42 price target on shares.