Las Vegas Sands (LVS) is up 71 cents to $55.23 today and testing early-Feb multi-month resistance highs after rallying 12.3 percent in a little more than a month. Recent options trades on the stock include a May 52.5 – 55 call spread, sold at $1.40, 6600X. 20,000 traded on the day and the flow appears to roll a position in May 52.5 calls (at 4.25) that was opened late-Feb (for 2.05), while opening new positions in the 55 strike. Shares are up nearly 11 percent since the May 52.5 calls were bought-to-open (see 2/22 color – LINK), resulting in a big win on the trade. By rolling to May 55 calls, the investor seems to be expressing additional confidence in the casino operator.
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