US Airways (LCC) options volume rose to 3X the usual Tuesday after a substantial put spread traded in the front month. In morning trading, the Mar 2.5/5 put spread traded 4800X for $2.05 on the AMEX: a customer sale that created new interest in both contracts. Shares closed down 17 cents to $2.3 and the strategist appears to have made a substantial bet that LCC might recover recent losses before the March options expiration (16 days).
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