Royal Caribbean (RCL) is up $1.39 to $48.97 and the Feb 45 – 49 put spread trades at $1.49, 419X. Looks buyer-initiated and has traded 1000X on ISE. Shares have been cruising lately, up nearly 40 percent since earnings were last reported on 10/26. Today’s spread trader might be a shareholder looking to lock-in recent gains or maybe a bearish investor making an outright bet that shares will sink in the weeks ahead.
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