Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) loses 25 cents to $13.64 and options volume is running 9X the average daily for the Houston, TX oil and gas company. The action is focused on Jan 17.5 – 20 bearish risk-reversals, which have traded 5000X, mostly on ISE. Looks like $4.45 is being paid to close out positions opened on 7/27 when the same r/r traded multiple times, including 1116 at 70 cents. Shares are down 29.1 percent since that time and it appears the combo is being closed at a substantial loss. It’s unclear if the original trade was tied to stock.
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