Consumer Services

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 [...]

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

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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Ctrip Com International Ltd (CTRP) $65.27 +4.90%

Second day of bullish flow in Ctrip.com calls. Yesterday we noted a buyer of 5000 Aug 65-70 call spreads for $1.25 with shares near $62.15, and today shares are up 5% near $65.55 with early outright call buying of weekly (earnings inclusive) 8/1 63 calls. Buyer paid 2.70 1200x via sweep as shares traded near [...]

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EBay Inc (EBAY) $52.90 -0.62%

Ebay Oct 55 calls drawing interest for a second day. 16,234 traded at a VWAP of $1.28 yesterday and the flow created 11,055 of new open interest at that strike. Shares are off 29 cents to $52.94 today and morning trades include a 5,000-lot for $1.38 when the market was $1.34 to $1.37. Looks like [...]

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Abercrombie and Fitch Co (ANF) $38.87 +0.57%

Abercrombie attracts increased call activity. The stock is up 19 cents to $38.84 and the top trade on the apparel retailer is an opening buyer of 1,800 Aug 45 calls for 15 cents on ISE. 3,055 traded at that strike. Jan 52.5 calls are the most actives in ANF after more than 10,600 changed hands. [...]

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Ctrip Com International Ltd (CTRP) $62.15 -0.08%

Call spread buyer drives heavy volume in Ctrip.com ahead of earnings. Shares of the Chinese travel site are little changed near $62.15 and an opening customer buyer paid 1.25 for a total of 5000 AUg 65-70 call spreads using the Complex Order Books on the ISE and CBOE just after noon. Earnings at the end [...]

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Twenty First Century Fox Inc (FOXA) $32.91 +0.64%

15000-lot of Jan2016 25 puts on 20th Century Fox. The stock is up 22 cents to $32.92 and the trade printed for $1.30 when the market was $1.15 to $1.30. It’s opening and maybe part of a longer-term hedging strategy on the entertainment company. If so, it’s being opened ahead of an Aug 6 earnings [...]

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Sothebys (BID) $40.06 +1.44%

Big print in Sotheby’s. The stock is up 62 cents to $40.11 and the Oct 43 – 50 call spread on the auctioneer is bought for $1.05, 15000X. It’s opening and tied to 360K shares at $39.81, maybe stock replacement ahead of earnings, expected around 8/5. Shares were also up last week, on 7/18, after [...]

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Ann Inc (ANN) $38.22 +1.84%

Ann Taylor upside calls spike at midday, continuing a trend. Buyer began lifting offers on 7% out of the money Sep 41 calls a few minutes ago as shares traded near $38.25. Paid 85 to 90c for nearly 2000 contracts, to open what will be the largest option position in the retailer. May be tied [...]

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