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Stanton_Analytics: CRUDE Aug may have completed a minor leg to the downside from the overnight high. If this is correct, there will be a minor rally to correct the move down. However, we remain negative on the pattern and see the potential to remove 77.50.
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1.00m SIRI 1.85 -0.04 -2.1% NASDAQ 10:33:32
1.00m SIRI 1.87 -0.02 -1.1% NASDAQ 10:19:36
850k SIRI 1.88 -0.01 -0.5% NASDAQ 09:55:06
800k SLE 19.00 -0.18 -0.9% NASDAQ 10:30:26
556k MSI 47.00 -0.96 -2.0% MIDWEST 10:31:20 – Tied to Options
500k S 3.23 -0.06 -1.8% NASDAQ 09:54:54
500k S 3.23 -0.06 -1.8% NASDAQ 09:50:34
450k AA 9.45 -0.21 -2.2% MIDWEST 10:21:43 – Tied to Options
380k CI 44.64 -0.33 -0.7% MIDWEST 09:56:35 – Tied to Options
349k HEK 3.05 -0.15 -4.7% NASDAQ 10:19:39
Bearish activity detected in Linn Energy (LINE), with 2059 puts trading, or 2x the recent avg daily put volume in the name. Shares near $35.3299 (-0.7601) with ATMIV lifting by 3.18 point and 90% of todays put premium trading offer side. Auto Content (Trade-Alert) 10:11
Bullish flow detected in Cardinal Health (CAH), with 2201 calls trading, or 4x the recent avg daily call volume in the name. Shares near $40.97 (-0.71) with ATMIV lifting by 2.10 point and 76% of todays call premium trading offer side. Auto Content (Trade-Alert) 10:21
Bearish activity detected in Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC), with 3505 puts trading, or 11x the recent avg daily put volume in the name. Shares near $35 (-0.4) with ATMIV lifting by 4.83 point and 97% of todays put premium trading offer side. Auto Content (Trade-Alert) 9:51
Over the first hour, 165,644 contracts have traded in SPX today, 1.44x the recent hourly average, with 49,178 calls and 116,466 puts trading as the index trades near $1314.78 (-20.24). Front term atm implied vols are near 18.7% and the CBOE VIX is currently near 20.39 (2.28). SPX is off 21.51 points to 1,313.51.
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