MGM is off 9 cents to $9.80 and the Jan $11 – 12.5 call spread on the casino operator sees interest in recent trade. One player bought 9850 for 19 cents each. 6000 more traded at 19 cents. The flow in the Jan $11 calls looks opening and the spread trading might be rolling out of Jan 12.5s — where volume is approaching 30,000 against 75,900 in open interest. MGM shares lost 5.8 percent on 11/3 after earnings were reported and have been grinding lower since that time. Today’s flow seems to reflect expectations for a rebound through the Jan 2012 expiration.
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