Murphy Oil (MUR) is trading up $2.25 to $67.66 and options action is heating up in the El Dorado, AR oil and gas company today. Recent trades include a multi-exchange sweep of 1080 Aug 72.5 calls at 85 cents when the market was 70 to 80 cents. 2,175 now traded. Aug 65, Aug 70 and Sep 67.5 calls are seeing interest as well. 7,480 calls and 690 puts traded in Murphy Oil so far. There’s chatter that Husky Energy is looking at MUR (Briefing). Bullish flow surfaced in the name last week as well (see 7/14 color). Earnings slated for July 27 (after market).
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