Exco Resources (XCO) sees a second day of bullish order flow. Shares were up yesterday and options on the stock were actively traded on reports Wilbur Ross increased his stake in the company (see 12/29 color). XCO is up another 40 cents to $10.54 today. Options volume on Dallas, TX energy company includes about 6,000 calls and 800 puts. Mar 10 calls, which are now 54 cents in-the-money, are the most actives. 1,400 contracts changed hands. Feb $12, Jan $13, and Feb $13 calls are actively traded as well. Implied volatility in the options on the stock is up 14.5 percent to 72, as call buyers seem to be dominating the action for a second day and looking for additional gains in the underlying over the next few weeks.
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