Consumer Services

Youku Tudou Inc (YOKU) $22.98 +4.50%

Bullish flow in Youku Toudu. The stock is up $1.08 to $23.07 in active trading of 4.3 million shares on takeover chatter (Briefing). Roughly 16,000 calls and 3,000 puts traded on the Chinese internet company. 3,600 Aug 27 calls traded in the name. July 23, July 25, and Aug 24 calls are the next most [...]

June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI) $46.58 +0.02%

Darden Restaurants draws early call buying. The stock is up 9 cents to $46.66 and 1,325 Aug 49 calls on the restaurant company are swept across multiple exchanges for 35 cents at the open, when the bid-ask was 20 to 35 cents. 2,122 now traded against 121 in open interest. The market is 35 to [...]

June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) $60.06 +0.40%

Big block trade in Madison Square Garden. The stock is up 23 cents to $60.05 and an investor sells 14,700 Nov 60 calls on MSG at $4.20 per contract. Today’s volume matches the open interest and therefore the premium seller is possibly covering a position opened in May. The contracts saw noteworthy opening activity on [...]

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Dex Media Inc (DXM) $11.32 -4.23%

Dex Media draws increased options action. The stock is down 52 cents to $11.30 after a two-month 70% spike. The top two trades on the yellow pages company are part of a “stupid” spread, in which the investor was selling 9,500 Aug 12.5 calls on DXM at 65 cents and selling 9,500 Jul 12.5 calls [...]

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (IPG) $19.35 +0.00%

Interpublic Group put volume 4x normal as implied volatility lifts 2 points. Shares little changed near 19.33 and 3200 Aug 19 puts were sold to open on the PHLX tied to 134K shares at $19.23. Bullish call flow seen 40minutes later when a buyer paid $1 for nearly 1400 contracts July 19 calls. Calls may [...]

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Twenty First Century Fox Inc (FOXA) $34.17 -0.50%

20th Century Fox options volume is 7X the daily average. The stock is down 11 cents to $34.23 and one spread is driving much of the flow, as the investor sold 6,250 Jul 34 calls on the entertainment company at 92.5 cents and bought 10,000 Oct 35 calls for $1.55. Looks like a roll from [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) $28.79 -2.74%

Large call spread driving SeaWorld option volume. Buyer paid 1.20 for a total of 3000 Sep 30-35 call spreads to open the largest position in the name.

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Bed Bath and Beyond Inc (BBBY) $61.05 +0.11%

Pre-earnings play in Bed, Bath and Beyond. The stock is down 6 cents to $60.92 and not far from the 52-week lows of $59.89 set Friday. A Weekly (6/27) 62 – 65 call spread is being opened on the retailer for $1, 5000X. 2,154 Jul 62.5 calls on BBBY also traded in small lots today. [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Walgreen Co (WAG) $72.09 -2.22%

Walgreen whale is active again. The stock is down $1.51 to $72.22 on earnings and the investor is apparently selling 62,000 Oct 72.5 calls on the retailer at $4.13 to buy 68,000 Aug 72.5 calls for $3.10. The Oct 72.5s probably close a position opened earlier this month for $5.82. The flow was rolling out [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Carnival Corp (CCL) $39.43 +0.82%

Pre-earnings action in Carnival Cruise is focused on July calls. The stock is up 32 cents to $39.43 and 11,322 Jul 40 calls on the cruise ship operater have changed hands ahead of the results, due out tomorrow morning. The contract has seen steady interest throughout the day and the flow has been in smaller [...]

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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