US Steel (X) drops 66 cents to $22.25 and early trades on the steelmaker include a 2200-lot of Nov 23 puts for $1.61 when the market was $1.55 to $1.61. It traded on the International Securities Exchange and was an opening customer buyer, according to ISEE data. 3,162 traded. But Jan 22.5 calls are the most actives in US Steel this morning. 7,175 traded including several lots traded on the bid just after the opening bell — possibly liquidating trades. The contract is falling 25 cents out-of-the-money after today’s drop in the underlying and has 11,170 in open interest. 9,100 calls and 7,440 puts traded in the name through the first 30 minutes. The company reports earnings a week from today.
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