Interest in Synta Pharmaceuticals (P/C Chart, news, volatility) May 7.5 puts and 12.5 calls continues. Open interest in the calls increased by 6,789 and in the puts by 4,765 following a day of active trading Friday. The top two trades: 3,131 May 12.5 calls ask-side for $2.65 and 3,073 May 7.5 puts for $3.60. Both traded on the PHLX and were part of a substantial strangle, according to a reliable exchange-floor contact. Similar action is being seen today, with this strangle bought 1000X in early action. It is possibly a volatility play ahead of Feb 9 presentatino at the CEO-BIO Conference.
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