Put seller possibly closing in 20th Century Fox (FOXA). The stock is up 79 cents to $33.58 and 21000 Dec 33s are sold on the entertainment company at 70 cents. Open interest is 22,614 and most of the OI is from the previous two days when Dec 33 – 35 bearish risk-revesals were being opened. [...]
Tractor Supply (TSCO) draws increased call activity. The stock is up $1.19 to $71.15 and the top trade is a 1096-lot of Jan 75 calls for $1.35 on ISE when the market was $1.25 to $1.40. Volume at that strike is 3,160 against 305 in open interest and the market is $1.40 to $1.45. Players [...]
Call volume 18x normal in Urban Outfitters today. Large 1×2 trades on NYSE-ARCA as a customer buys 4500 Nov 39 calls to sell 9K Nov 40s. Both legs open and trade appears to express a moderately bullish view on the retailer in the short term.
US Airways call volume running 4x normal this morning. Shares up nearly 4% to 22.92 and upside calls are the focus, with 12,000 Dec 23 calls on the tape in buyer-initiated flow, including a chunk of 8858 just bought for 1.56 outright. Weeklys also active with a buyer of 4600 11/29 23.5-25 call spreads for [...]
Big call buyer shops in EBAY. The stock is down 25c to $53.02 and 23487 Jan 55 calls are bought on the online auctioneer for $1.71 per contract. 29,830 now traded against 17,394 in open interest. Bullish trading comes one day after EBAY rallied on unsubstantiated speculation about Icahn maybe taking stake in company.
Walmart (WMT) shopper buys puts. The stock is off 38c to $77.79 and one player bought 17,289 Nov 77.5s for 72.5 cents per contract. 23,365 traded against 2,570 in open interest. The world’s largest retailer is due to report earnings a week from today, which is the Thursday before expiration Friday.
Put seller in Aeropostale (ARO). After falling in sympathy with Abercrombie on weak 3Q guidance yesterday, ARO is 4.4% to $8.80 on guidance from American Eagle and it looks like an investor is possibly liqudidating a position in Nov 9 puts. A sweep of 1,320 contracts traded at 40 cents when the market was 40 [...]
Safeway (SWY) sees put selling. With the stock around $35, a 4000-lot of Nov 35 puts was sold at 78 cents per contract. It’s opening. Separately, 7,000 Nov 34 puts trades at 35c when the market was 35 to 45 cents. it also looks opening. Today’s put sellers seem to be looking for Safeway shares [...]
Bullish flow in Cablevision Systems (CVC) ahead of earnings. The stock is down 15 cents to $16.06 and a sweep of 2,190 Nov 17 calls traded on the Cable TV company this morning for 40 cents, then a few more printed for 50 and 55 cents. 8,434 traded total against 6,707 in open interest. Total [...]
Opening call spread in LULU Weekly 11/22 options. The stock is down 3 cents to $69.35 and the Weekly 70 – 73 cs tardes for $1.05, 1500X. Looks like a buyer and maybe expressing confidence in a short-term bounce in the stock after a one week 3.6% slide.