Leucadia (LUK, news, chart, volatility), a diversified investment holding company, is up 29 cents to $20.26 and options activity is running twice the normal. Most of the activity is due to a January 20/17.5 put spread, bought 3000X for 95 cents. The bearish flow comes despite an upbeat column that highlighted the company in a Dec. 8 issue of Barron’s (Leucadia’s Unlimited Potential, Andrew Bary). Shares are up 9.2 percent since that time.
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