13,000 puts traded in the National Bank of Greece (NBG) today. Shares are up 2 cents to $1.79 and one investor sold 4,000 April 2 puts at 20 cents to buy the May puts with the 1.74 strike at 22.5 cents, 6000X. Volume in the May 1.74 puts (which have an odd strike price because of an Oct 15 adjustment due to a cash distribution) is more than 9,000. Open interest in the contract is 9,379 and the second largest position in the name. Today’s purchase might add to that open interest, as buyers were actively opening positions in the contract in late-March as well (see 3/31 color).
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