Sprint (S) adds 6 cents to $2.63 and 25,000 Jan 4.5 puts traded on the stock. 10000 traded at $1.99 when the market sas $1.95 to $1.99. The rest traded at $2 and $2.01. Open interest is 59,875 and the flow possibly closes out one leg of a Jan 4.5 – 5 bullish risk-reversal that traded multiple times in mid-April when the stock was around $4.70 (see 4/11 color). Open interest in Sprint Jan 5 calls, which are now 90 percent OTM, is 202,104 and the largest position in the phone company.
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