Consumer Services

GameStop Corp Holding Company (GME) $43.14 -6.38%

9 of the 10 most active options in GameStop are puts. The stock has come under fire and is down 8% to $42.80 in heavy trading on reports Electronic Arts is launching and exclusive subscription service EA Access. Well-time trades, when the stock was trading north of $46 was a sweep of 2,868 Jan 46 [...]

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Office Depot Inc (ODP) $5.05 +0.20%

Repeat activity in Office Depot. The stock is flat at $5.04 and an 8200-lot of Aug 5 calls on the office supplies retailer is bought for 33 cents per contract. It’s tied to 459,000 shares at $5.05 and maybe stock replacement. Open interest at that strike is nearly 35K contracts after several sizable blocks were [...]

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Wynn Resorts Ltd (WYNN) $216.97 +2.84%

Wynn Resorts sees higher options volume. The stock is up $5.90 to $216.87 on earnings and a 10750-lot of Sep 240 calls trades for $1.45 when the market was $1.33 to $1.51. It’s opening, and maybe rolling out of a 2000-lot of Sep 220 calls that printed at about the same time at $6.05 per [...]

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Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR) $54.42 -0.82%

Dollar call buyer in Dollar Tree. With shares near morning lows of $54.03 a buyer paid $1 for more than 3500 Aug 55 calls to open a new position. Put call skew in DLTR is inverted in the August term with 25delta calls trading nearly a point above 25delta puts. Firm announced a buyout of [...]

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Ross Stores Inc (ROST) $63.97 +0.80%

Ross Stores sees increased call actiity. Sep 67.5 calls on the retailer were being swept across multiple exchanges for 65 and 75 cents per contract just after 1:00 pm. More recently, the same calls were trading for 80 cents each. 3,631 traded total against 258 in open interest. The market is 75 to 80 cents [...]

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GNC Holdings Inc (GNC) $32.04 -3.93%

Options traders expecting a large move in health and wellness retailer GNC after earnings tomorrow. 10K contracts have traded by midday, 5x normal, with puts leading calls 2:1. /egap GNC shows the Aug straddle is trading near 10% of spot, implying a move well above the median 3.6% move over the past 8 quarters, but [...]

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Family Dollar Stores Inc (FDO) $73.69 +21.48%

Active trading in Family Dollar. The stock is up $13.06 to $73.73 on increasing volume of 11 million shares on reports Dollar Tree (DLTR) said it will acquire the retailer for $74.50. On the options front, 21,000 puts and 8,220 calls traded in FDO. The top trade is a 15000-lot of Jan 55 puts for [...]

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Time Warner (TWX) $85.02 +1.20%

25,000 calls and 4,000 puts traded in Time Warner. The stock is up $1.13 to $85.14 and the top trade on the entertainment company is an Oct 87.5 – 92.5 (1X2) call ratio spread for 85 cents, 3700X. This opening position seems to be targeting a move to $92.5 through mid-October, which would be a [...]

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Pandora Media Inc (P) $25.39 -11.59%

Post-earnings volatility in Pandora shares drives increased options flow. The stock is down $3.31 to $25.41 and an investor sells the Dec 24 – 26 put spread on the internet radio company at 91 cents, 6000X. It appears to roll a block of puts from in-the-money Dec 26s to out-of-the-money Dec 24s and, if so, [...]

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Twenty First Century Fox Inc (FOXA) $33.00 +0.24%

20th Century Fox sees a second day of bearish flow. A hefty block of 30000 Jan2016 25 puts on the entertainment company was opened yesterday (see 7/24 color). The stock is up 9 cents to $33 today and an investor buys the Jan 29 – 39 bearish risk-reversal for 45 cents, 10000X. The new position [...]

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