Tyco (TYC) is flat at $51.48 and attempting to snap a five-day 6.3 percent losing skid. One player in the options market seems confident in the stock, as 3500 Oct 47 puts were apparently sold on TYC at $2.30 to buy 3500 Oct 52.5 – 57.5 call spreads for $2.04. The three-way, at a 26-cent credit, is probably tied to 175K shares at $51.60 and might add to positions opened Friday, which created about 3,000 in open interest in all three contracts.
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