GM loses 30 cents to $25.44 and it looks like a Jan 30 – 40 (1X4) call ratio spread is initiated on the automaker for 61 cents, 7000X. It might be a position adjustment. Both contracts are OTM with sufficient open interest to cover. Or, it might be opening and a bet that GM will rally to more than $30 (~17.9%), but not significantly beyond $40 (~57.2%) through the Jan 2013 expiration. Shares are on a four-day losing skid, but still up more than 25 percent year-to-date.
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