Archive for April 18th, 2011

Option Volume Leaders as of 4:21 PM

Symbol Name Contracts Calls Puts Spot (Delayed) Spot Chg C Citigroup Inc 824,945 58.5% 41.5% $4.42 +0.00 BAC Bank of America Corporation New 776,808 57.8% 42.2% $12.42 -0.40 AAPL Apple Inc 384,038 57.2% 42.8% $331.85 +4.39 CSCO Cisco Systems Inc 267,453 58.0% 42.0% $16.73 -0.30 LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp 176,326 82.0% 18.0% $45.75 +1.62 [...]

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Shanda Ineractive Entertainment Ltd (SNDA) $51.48 +17.11%

Shanda Interactive (SNDA) touched a new 52-week high and is up $8 to $51.96 late-Monday after the Chinese Internet media company announced plans for a possible IPO of its Cloudary online literature unit. Shares are rallying around the news and options volume is 8X the typical levels, with 4,370 calls and 830 puts traded in [...]

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CB Richard Ellis Group Inc (CBG) $28.68 -0.80%

Shares of Richard Ellis Group are down a dim at $28.75 but still sitting near the fresh 52-week high hit yesterday and up some 40% for the YTD and over 100% since the July low. Option is 9x the daily average being driven by what looks like a volatility trade as 7,500 September $31 puts [...]

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Sara Lee Corp (SLE) $18.43 -0.54%

Sara Lee (SLE) loses a dime to $18.43 and two blocks totaling 65,000 (32500X2) of July 18 calls traded at 80 and 85 cents when the market was 80 cents to $1. Open interest is 94K and already the biggest position in the name. Today’s trades, which looks like call writes tied to 3.9 million [...]

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

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C ORLY O Reilly Automotive Inc 5,109 14 364.93 2.35 SYY Sysco Corp 9,344 278 33.61 0.44 HS HealthSpring Inc 4,068 130 31.29 1.18 PWR Quanta Services Inc 4,825 178 27.11 1.36 ACE ACE Limited 5,498 226 24.33 0.72 LPX Louisiana Pacific Corp 5,742 251 22.88 2.73 UBS [...]

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Tenet Healthcare Corporation (THC) $6.58 -1.20%

Tenet Healthcare (THC) loses 13 cents to $6.53 and a 5000-contract block of Nov 7 calls traded at 55 cents on AMEX when the market was 50 to 55 cents. Less than 10 minutes later, a block of 9500 May 6 calls traded at 55 cents on ISE when the bid-ask was 50 to 65 [...]

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) $8.28 +0.12%

Advanced Micro (AMD) loses 3 cents to $8.24 and an investor sells Oct 10 calls at 40 cents to buy the Oct 6 – 8 put spread at 71 cents, 7500X. They also bought 400,000 shares at $8.08 and appear to be opening a new position. It comes ahead of earnings, April 21 (after market).

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Ivanhoe Mines Limited (IVN) $25.74 -3.23%

Ivanhoe Mines (IVN) loses 77 cents to $25.83 and the Sep 22 – 35 bearish risk-reversal is apparently bought at $1.05, 3400X. Looks like an opening play and repeated more than once, as volume in both contract now exceeds 4,500. Shares of the Vancouver-based miner are down in five of the past six trading days [...]

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Celgene Corporation (CELG) $57.44 +0.81%

Celgene (CELG) with relative strength and increasing call volume. Shares are up 55 cents to $57.53 and May 60s are the most actives. 2,535 traded (62 percent Ask). Similar action in the May 57.5 and 65 calls. 14,000 call options and 5,815 puts now traded in the name. Briefing cites “positive ISI comments ahead of [...]

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Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) $44.13 +0.01%

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) loses a nickel to $44.08 and one investor pays 63 cents for the May 47 – 50 call spread, 30000X in midday trading. It might roll a position down in strikes, as open interest in the May 50 calls is 36,851 and the second largest position in the name. The contract [...]

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