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Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (KORS) $74.89 -2.68%

Michael Kors draws opening put buyers. The stock is down $2.07 to $74.88 and 2,886 Oct 70 puts on the stock are swept across multiple exchanges for 55 cents when the bid-ask was 45 to 55 cents. 3,305 traded at that strike. Players are opening in the Weekly (10/10) 71 puts and the Weekly (9/26) [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Meritage Homes Corp (MTH) $37.62 -3.14%

Meritage Homes draws a call spread. The stock is down $1.19 to $37.65 and an investor is apparently selling 11,689 Dec 45 calls on the builder at 35 cents and purchasing 9,492 Dec 40 calls for $1.50. The activity appears to roll a block of Dec 45 calls at 35 cents, that was opened two [...]

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EMC Corp (EMC) $29.77 +0.81%

72,000 calls traded in EMC. The stock hit multi-year highs of $30.18 earlier today on reports the company held failed merger talks with H-P. Shares of the storage device-maker are now up 22 cents to $29.75 and the top trade in EMC optionS is an 11,870-lot of Oct 31.5 calls, sold at 14 cents. 17,700 [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) $12.82 -3.54%

Bearish theme in the natural gas/coal producers continues. Peabody Energy is off another 45 cents to $12.84 and an investor bought a 9000-lot of Mar 11 puts on the stock. They also sold 1,088 Jan 13 puts and 3,381 Mar 13 puts. $43K was collected on the three-way and the activity probably rolls in-the-money 13-strike [...]

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Freeport McMoRan Inc (FCX) $33.08 -2.88%

Additional flow in Freeport McMoran. While Weekly (9/26) 34 calls on the gold and copper company saw early buying interest, more recent trades included a 15840-lot of Nov 30 puts on FCX for 35 cents on ISE. An investor bought-to-open, according to ISEE data. More than 25,000 traded at that strike. Volume in the Weekly [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Vale SA (VALE) $11.35 -5.42%

Ratio spread in VALE. With the stock down 61 cents to $11.39, an investor sells 5,000 Jan 13 puts on the metals and minerals company at $1.98 to buy 15,000 Jan 10 puts for 32 cents. The flow probably rolls a block of puts from in-the-money Jan 13s to a larger position in the out-of-the-money [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Harvest Natural Resources Inc (HNR) $4.57 +10.39%

Call volume spikes as Harvest Natural Resources shares gap higher. 8000 calls have traded this morning, 65x normal, versus ZERO PUTS with buyers paying a dime for a few thousand Oct 5 calls to open when shares were near 4.05 shortly after the open. Stock barely budged over the next two hours, until a buyer [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Iamgold Corporation (IAG) $2.98 -6.29%

IAMGold Dec 2.5 puts are swept across multiple exchanges for 15 cents, 13660X. The bid-ask was 10 to 15 cents. 13,725 now traded against 10,638 in open interest. The market is 10 to 20 cents. With the stock down 18 cents to $3 and shareholder is possibly buying Dec 2.5 puts to hedge stock for [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP) $61.31 -3.16%

A 4630-lot of BHP Oct 60 puts trades for 97 cents on ISE. With the stock down $2.06 to $61.25, a customer bought-to-open, according to ISEE data, and the new position will add to the open interest, which is already the largest block of OI in the name at 36,488 contracts. Most of that OI [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) $17.08 +0.77%

Bank of America sees bullish flow. The stock is up 18 cents to $17.13 and seeing relative after Barron’s profiled a positive view on the bank. On the options front, one player bought a 17100-lot of Oct 18 calls on BAC for 12 cents per contract. 34,631 traded total against 63,227 in open interest. Nov [...]

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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