Sandridge Energy (SD) loses 6 cents to $7.56 and options volume is 3.5X the average daily, being driven by a buyer of 34,000 Jan 7.5 calls at $1.47 each. The trade was tied to 1.7 million shares at $7.52 and looks opening. The same contract saw interest yesterday as part of a Jan 5. – 7.5 strangle purchase (see 2/3 color). Interestingly, today’s open interest data indicate closing in those calls yesterday, but opening in the Jan 5 puts.
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