Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), a New York-based advertising company, saw increasing options activity Wednesday. Total options volume rose to 4X the usual, with 2,193 calls and 170 puts traded. Shares finished down 15 cents to $5.26 and most of the order flow was in July 7.5 calls. 2,144 traded and open interest increased by 1,725 contracts. In addition, with 100 percent of the volume trading ask-side of the bid-ask spread, it appears that premium buyers were taking positions in anticipation of gains in IPG shares between now and July options expiration. Earnings due out April 28.
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