Big Print in Weatherford (WFT) after 50000 Jan 20 calls traded on the oiil driller at $2.02 on ISE when the market was $2.01 to $2.10. Shares are up 52 cents to $17.32 and data from the ISE indicate an opening position traded firm-to-firm. A block of 2.3 million shares traded at $17.66 within minutes of the big block of calls. Another 3.31 million shares traded for $17.50 12 minutes later. Some investors might be selling Jan 20 calls against stock as part of a buy-write on WFT.
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