Consumer Services

Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL) $49.26 +0.16%

Delta Airlines attracts a big four-way spread. The stock is up a dime to $49.28 and an investor sells 7,500 Feb 47 calls on the airliner at $3.05 and 10,000 Feb 50 calls at $1.36 (probably closing) while buying 30,000 Sep 55 calls for $3.40 and selling 45,000 Sep 70 calls for 52.5 cents (opening). [...]

January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Lifelock Inc (LOCK) $14.98 +0.07%

Lifelock Feb calls are seeing interest. The stock saw a morning spike to $15.38 on takeover chatter (according to Briefing) and is now off 2 cents to $14.95. The top options trade on the identity theft prevention company is a sweep of 988 Feb 16 calls for 55 cents when the markt was 50 to [...]

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Staples Inc (SPLS) $16.83 -0.47%

Sizable print in Staples. The stock is flat at $16.91 and a 21,137-lot of Jan2016 22 calls on the office supplies retailer trades for 75 cents when the market was 70 to 75 cents. 27,242 changed hands total against 258 in open interest. The market is now 75 to 80 cents. The company responded to [...]

January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments More

IMAX Corporation (IMAX) $33.27 -1.01%

IMAX calls draw interest. The stock hit 52-week highs earlier today and is down 15 cents to $33.46. A Mar 33 – 35 call spread on the movie theater company trades at 82.5 cents, 29800X. It appears to be rolling a block of Mar 33 calls (at 1.825 today) opened in November for 90 cents. [...]

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Nielsen NV (NLSN) $44.44 -0.58%

Nielsen sees large put block tied to shares. Initiator paid 1.65 for 2100 Feb 45 puts tied to 118K shares at 44.48 this morning. Block is 30x the typical daily put volume in the TV and media rating firm. Shares near center of their 52w range of 41-49.50 and the block may hedge a position [...]

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC) $144.05 -0.70%

Time Warner Cable draws a three-way put spread. The stock is down $1.50 to $143.57 and an investor is apparently selling-to-close 1000 Feb 140 puts on TWC at $3.70 while opening a May 100 – 140 (2X1) put ratio spread for $9, 1000X. The interest comes ahead of earnings, due out Thursday morning, and seems [...]

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) $34.90 +2.20%

Sears March 19 puts were active this morning. The stock is up 85 cents to $35 and the largest trade is a 3600-lot for 55 cents on PHLX when the market was 42 – 64 cents. Later, some of those same puts traded for $2.50 and $2.88 per contract on ISE, which seems like hefty [...]

January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Advance Auto Parts (AAP) $155.88 -0.42%

Advanced Auto Parts attracts a 3-way spread. With shares down 85 cents to $155.69, an investor is apparently selling 1,500 Feb 145 puts on AAP to buy 1,500 Feb 155 – 165 call spreads for $4.05. The new position is being opened ahead of a 2/12 earnings report.

January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ) $21.57 -2.18%

Higher put volume in Hertz today. The stock is down 47 cents to $21.58 and one player bought a 20000-lot of Mar 15-strike puts on the auto rental company for 13 cents per contract, to open. 4,200 Weekly (1/30) 20.5 puts also traded in HTZ. Mar 19 and Feb 21 puts are the next most [...]

January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Sysco Corp (SYY) $41.21 +1.28%

Sysco call volume 11x normal with focus on August 41 strike. 22K calls hav traded at mid-day, versus 1600 puts, with largest blocks printing on the PHLX where 5000 Aug 41 calls traded for 2.05 when shares were 40.58, followed by 10K at 2.10 a bit later when shares were 40.62. Trading crowd believes the [...]

January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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