Consumer Services

Orbitz Worldwide Inc (OWW) $11.63 -0.26%

Upside options action in Orbitz. The stock is off 3 cents to $11.63 and 1,523 Aug 12 calls on the travel company have changed hands. Another 1,455 May 12 calls have also traded through midday. Open interest is sufficient to cover, but this might be repeat buying from earlier this month, which seems odd since [...]

February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Abercrombie and Fitch Co (ANF) $24.16 -2.82%

Abercrombie option volume 5x normal as shares slip to multiyear low. Earnings next week and 18 strike puts expiring next Friday are the most active contract, with 15k sold for 20c just before 11am when shares were near $23.89. The sale is opening but may offset positions opened on Feb 19th when buyers were paying [...]

February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

McDonalds Corp (MCD) $97.91 +0.10%

Supersize spread in McDonald’s as the stock traded up 3.9% yesterday. An investor sells 39,171 Mar 95 calls on the fast food company at $3.65 and opens a 41000-lot of Mar 97 calls for $2.30. The Mar 95s probably close from late-Jan when a block was bought for 91 cents. The flow was rolling out [...]

February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Lifelock Inc (LOCK) $14.06 -0.21%

Bearish flow in Lifelock. The stock is down 3 cents to $14.06 and midday options trades on the identity theft protection company include a sweep of 1,600 Aug 11 puts for 60 cents when the bid-ask was 45 to 60 cents, followed by a sweep of 1,838 Apr 12 puts for 25 cents when the [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

McDonalds Corp (MCD) $98.47 +3.67%

Heavy trading in McDonald’s. The stock is running to session highs, up $3.45 to $98.43, on increasing volume of 8.15 million shares. 64,000 calls and 18,000 puts traded on the fast food company. 8,471 Mar 95 calls have changed hands, as some players might be liquidating positions after the inexplicable spike in shares today. Open [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) $11.55 +6.94%

Ceasers sees pre-earnings call buying. The stock is up 60 cents to $11.40 after a midday spike and the top options trade on the casino operator printed just before the uptick. A 3800-lot of Apr 13 calls on CZR was bought-to-open for 50 cents on ISE. 10,510 traded total and the market is now 75 [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Twenty First Century Fox Inc (FOXA) $34.96 -0.79%

Hefty trade in 20th Century Fox. Shares are off 24 cents to $35 and the Jul 30 – 39 bearish risk-reversal on the entertainment company trades at even money, 10000X. The new position is possibly to hedge or collar a stock position after a volatile start to 2015. Shares are up 6.6% since the stock [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

500 com Limited (WBAI) $10.18 -20.65%

Big print in 500 Limited. The stock is down 22% to $10 and one player sold a 50000-lot of Mar 7.5 puts on the Chinese sports lottery company at 20 cents per contract. The block will create the largest block of open interest in the name and seems to be expressing confidence that shares will [...]

February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) $80.38 +2.28%

Heavy trading in Walgreen Boots Alliance for a second day. The stock is up $1.73 to $80.32 and notching new highs. One player sells the Mar 80 – 81 call spread on the retailer at 45 cents, 12000X. It’s probably rolling a block of Mar 80 calls opened a couple of weeks ago (see 2/11 [...]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

IMAX Corporation (IMAX) $34.75 -1.70%

Closing action in IMAX. With the stock down 60 cents to $34.75, a 30820-lot of Mar 35 calls on the movie company is sold at 75 cents per contract. It appears to be closing a block of calls opened in late-Jan for $1. The flow was rolling up from Mar 33 calls with the stock [...]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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