Valero (VLO) adds 16 cents to $24.09 and is seeing muted reaction to today’s surge in crude oil prices, which were recently up 7.6 percent to $83.62 per barrel and session highs. One player seems to be anticpating strength in shares of the oil refiner, however, as a Jan 30 – 35 call spread was bought on VLO for 50 cents, 15000X on ISE. A customer bought the spread, to open, according to ISEE. The stock has seen relative strength in recent weeks despite volatility in the commodity, VLO is up 14.7 percent month-to-date. (WhatsTrading.com Premium Alert Sample).
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