McKesson (MCK) loses 6 cents to $76.48 and options volume on the stock is running 14X the daily average, being led by a Feb – Mar 77.5 call spread bought for 70 cents, 4500X to open. Looks like more than 10,000 traded on the session and possibly a bet that shares will hold below $77.5 (~1.3%) through the Feb expiration (24 days), but then rally by mid-March. There’s some event risk ahead, however, as the company is due to release earnings the afternoon of Jan 30.
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