Staples (SPLS) loses 6 cents to $14.14 and Jan13 $15 calls on the office supplies retailer are busy today. The flow includes a 7000-contract block for $1.72 per contract when the market was $1.60 to $1.75. Several smaller lots totalling 1500 traded on ISE, where data indicate a customer bought to open a new position.9,356 traded and will likely add to the existing open interest, which is 53,012 and the largest position in the name. Shares are down 37.8 percent year-to-date and today’s call buyers might be anticipation a retracement of some of those losses through 2012.
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