Archive for April 11th, 2011

Option Volume Leaders as of 4:21 PM

Symbol Name Contracts Calls Puts Spot (Delayed) Spot Chg C Citigroup Inc 395,711 61.8% 38.2% $4.53 -0.03 AET Aetna Inc 339,187 99.9% 0.1% $36.89 +0.14 AAPL Apple Inc 326,205 61.3% 38.7% $330.8 -4.26 F Ford Motor Company 195,744 60.3% 39.7% $14.86 -0.47 BAC Bank of America Corporation New 192,104 65.6% 34.4% $13.49 +0.01 CSCO Cisco [...]

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Cablevision Systems Corp (CVC) $33.70 +1.17%

CVC adds 39 cents to $33.70 and the Jun 29 – 33 put spread is apparently bought at $1.25, 2500X. It might roll a position up in strikes, as open interest in the June 29 puts is 20,176 and currently the biggest position in CVC. However, most of the interest is due to a Jun [...]

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MetroPCS Communications Inc (PCS) $16.80 +0.87%

MetroPCS (PCS) touched a new 52-week high and is up a dime to $16.76 late-Monday. A noteworthy options trade is a May 15 – 17 call spread, apparently sold at $1.225, 4500X. It’s possibly a roll, and closing out a position in the May 15s opened on March 11 at $1.05 per contract. It’s being [...]

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Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $16.50 -1.62%

Yahoo (YHOO) loses 36 cents to $16.41 and calls on the Internet search giant have been active today. 94,000 traded, which is more than double the typical volume and compares to 18,000 puts. The top trades of the day are part of a call ratio spread, in which the investor bought 5,000 Jan 20 calls [...]

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iShares Silver Trust (SLV) $38.91 -2.38%

More on the mega-block in the Silver ETF today. The 100,000 lot block of July 25 puts crossed by Hamilton on the Amex for a dime sets a new record for largest individual trade since SLV options were listed in Dec 2008, and will bump up the total open interest to about 3.4million contracts, another [...]

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Put/Call Ratio Leaders* as of 3:01 PM

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C CVC Cablevision Systems Corp 5,003 14 357.36 0.51 SKS Saks Inc 5,015 93 53.92 1.95 YRCW YRC Worldwide Inc New 6,174 135 45.73 1.75 JTX Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc 4,432 115 38.54 1.42 CLDA Clinical Data Inc 2,519 109 23.11 0.92 CHL China Mobile Limited 4,438 [...]

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Longtop Financial Technologies Ltd (LFT) $31.02 -2.61%

Longtop Financial (LFT) sees a second consecutive day of put activity. Shares are down 77 cents to $31.08 and today’s options volume includes 11,000 puts and 1,030 calls. May 25 puts are the most actives. 2,820 contracts traded (64 percent Ask) vs. 1,570 in open interest. May 35 puts have traed 2313 contracts. The rest [...]

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Sprint Nextel Corporation (S) $4.71 -0.42%

Sprint (S) is flat at $4.72 and onie investor pays 7 cents for the Jan 4.5 – 5 bullish risk-reversal, 10000X on PHLX. Looks like it was repeated again at 6 cents, 5760X and 6.5 cents, 4150X. Volume in both contracts has now surpassed 20,000. Puts look opening and so this is likely new bullish [...]

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AMR Corp (AMR) $5.71 -1.04%

AMR loses 11 cents to $5.66 and options remain actively traded, with 20,000 puts and 11,000 calls traded so far. The Jan13 puts, which saw interest late last week and an increase in open interest of 10,558 to 36,091 after Friday’s action (see 4/8 color), are the most actives. 8,100 traded and looks like today’s [...]

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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc (JTX) $0.59 -4.81%

Some investors seem to be bracing for further fallout in Jackson Hewitt (JTX). Shares of the tax preparation company are down 1 penny to 61 cents and have tumbled 71.9 percent year-to-date. Midday trades include a multi-exchange sweep of 500 May .5 puts at 15 cents when the market was a nickel to 15 cents. [...]

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