Big roll in Blackrock (BX) yesterday. Shares of the New York asset management firm drifted 11 cents lower to $16.69 on the day and a Jan 15 – Jan14 $20 call spread trades at $1.31, 15000X. The Jan 2014 20 calls were opened and the flow in the Jan 15s, which are in-the-money with almost 60K in open interest (largest in BX), were probably closed after a 31 percent gain in the stock since November.
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