Large blocks of Delta Airlines (DAL) September call options are being sold. At approximately 11:12, 64,475 of the September 7.5s traded for $1.90 and 64,475 of the September 10s traded below the bid at 90 cents. The stock is down $1.00 to $7.20 ahead of an earnings report due out tomorrow morning. The entire industry is under pressure today after UAL Corp. (UAUA) posted a first quarter loss of $4.45 a share, which was $1.04 worse than analyst estimates. UAUA is down $7.43 to $14.00 a share.
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