Kinross Gold (KGC) loses 19 cents to $10.39 and 11,280 Mar 12 calls traded on the gold miner. Open interest is only 179 contracts and the top trade — a 6,126-lot for 23 cents on ISE — is an opening buyer for a customer account, according to data from the exchange. Mar $12 calls on KGC are 15.5 percent out-of-the-money with 51 days of life remaining. Shares have not performed well lately and tumbled 18.8 percent on 1/17 after the company announced a delay at its Tasiast project. Today’s call buyers are possibly looking for the stock to recover the loss by mid-March. Earnings come into play on Feb 15.
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