Consumer Services

H and R Block Inc (HRB) $32.18 -1.23%

Higher options volume in H&R Block led by a five-way spread. The stock is off 41 cents to $32.17, and the inestor sold the Apr 31 – 33 strangle on the tax preparation ocompany at 95 cents, 20000X (to open), while buying the Apr 30 – 34 bearish risk-reversal for even money (maybe closing. The [...]

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Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) $97.56 +1.79%

Starbucks calls outpace puts 3:1 as shares rally to record highs. The stock is up $1.70 to $97.55 on heavy turnover of 3.5 million shares. 13,000 calls and 3,800 puts traded in the name. Mar 92.5 calls are the most actives and possibly seeing some closing activity. 2,222 changed hands. The contract is now more [...]

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EBay Inc (EBAY) $57.98 -0.76%

Big prints in EBAY as shares drop 42 cents to $58. The investor is apparently selling Oct 52.5 puts to buy Oct 62.5 – 70 call spreads on the online auction company, collecting 35 cents, 8500X, and then again at 35 cents, 2500X. More than 12,800 traded on the day and the action appears to [...]

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Rite Aid Corp (RAD) $8.28 +3.24%

Rite Aid call volume heavy for third day as sellers cash out. Shares up nearly 3% to 8.24 and 20K calls have traded since the open, led by April 9 calls were sellers are active, including a block of 8500 sold for 30c on the PHLX. Yesterday’s massive buying opened nearly 125K contracts, with an [...]

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Youku Tudou Inc (YOKU) $15.54 +0.26%

Early call buying in Youku Tudou ahead of earnings. Buyer paid 55c for nearly 3000 15.5 calls that expire tomorrow as shares traded 15.36. Straddle near 7.4% of spot suggests a move well above the median 3% seen over past 8 quarters.

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Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM) $53.75 -0.32%

Whole Foods with higher call volume. The stock is down 19 cents to $53.73 and off morning lows of $53.2 per share. 4,135 Apr 55 calls traded on the grocery retailer, as buyers are apparently opening positions at the line. Apr 57.5, Mar 53, and Mar 54 calls on WFM are seeing opening activity as [...]

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Rite Aid Corp (RAD) $8.11 +2.92%

Rite Aid call volume spikes to record as buyers lift 9 strike. More than 100K April 9 calls have traded in the past few minutes, as shares lift toward $8. Started with 15c buyers of 18K at 10:08ET when share were near 7.83, followed by a purchase of 81K for 20c, and smaller 25c buyer [...]

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Ulta Salon Cosmetics and Fragrance Inc (ULTA) $151.02 +0.56%

Ratio spread in Ultra Salons. With the stock up 55 cents to $150.73 and building on gains from Friday after the company’s results topped expectations, the Apr 155 – 160 (1X2) call ratio spread on the retailer is apparently being bought-to-open for 55 cents, 3500X. If so, the new position is targeting a move up [...]

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Best Buy Company (BBY) $41.64 +0.02%

Bullish flow in Best Buy as shares notch 52-week highs. The stock is up 12 cents to $41.75 and Mar 42.5 calls, which expire in just a few days, are the most active options on the electronics retailer. 4,450 contracts have changed hands against 172 in open interest. Mar 40.5 and 42 calls are the [...]

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MGM Resorts International (MGM) $21.23 +7.99%

Relative strength and increased options action in MGM. The stock is up 9.1% to $21.45 on reports Land and Buildings is pushing for the casino operator to convert MGM resorts into a REIT to unlock real estate value. Land and Buildings is holding a conference this afternoon to discuss the matter. 1,873 Mar 22 calls [...]

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