Clorox (CLX) gives back $1.58 to $72.97 today and an investor initiates an Aug 67.5 – 70 (2X1) put ratio spread at 35 cents, 4000X. They bought 1 and sold 2, possibly looking to hedge a stock position after shares rallied 8.9 percent Friday on news Carl Icahn had made a bid for the company. Another noteworthy trade in Clorox today is an Aug 67.5 – 72.5 bearish risk-reversal at $1.10 (collected). The combo was tied to 150K shares at $72.70 and part of a collar trade.
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