Large Cap Stocks

Blackstone Group LP (BX) $33.20 +1.22%

Blackstone July 34 calls see early interest. The stock is up 28 cents to $33.08 and 2209 recently printed for 22 cents on CBOE when the bid-ask was 20 to 22 cents. 2,549 now traded against 4,923 in open interest. The calls expire in a few days and will capture 7/17 earnings. Sep 34 calls [...]

July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) $72.09 +1.36%

Hefty spread in Cheniere Energy. The stock is 95 cents to $72.07 and 50000 Jan2016 75 – 85 call spreads on the natural gas company are sold at $3.30. It appears to be closing positions opened on 4/14 when the same spread was being bought to open for $1.85. The stock is up 32.5% since [...]

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ConocoPhillips (COP) $84.91 -1.38%

Conoco sees increased call activity. The stock is down $1.19 to $84.91 and the top trade on the oil company printed this morning when the Jul 85 – 90 call spread traded at $1.23, 2500X. The stock was at $85.62 and the activity possibly rolls a position up in strikes. The Jul 85s saw noteworthy [...]

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Twenty First Century Fox Inc (FOXA) $34.17 -0.50%

20th Century Fox options volume is 7X the daily average. The stock is down 11 cents to $34.23 and one spread is driving much of the flow, as the investor sold 6,250 Jul 34 calls on the entertainment company at 92.5 cents and bought 10,000 Oct 35 calls for $1.55. Looks like a roll from [...]

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Corning Inc (GLW) $21.88 +0.55%

Corning put buyer jumps in as shares retreat from 5year high. Paper buying Sep 22 puts from 98cents to $1.02, opening. Total of 3K in past few minutes.

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Spectra Energy Corp (SE) $42.16 +0.00%

Second day of put buying in Spectra Energy. The stock is up 3 cents to $42.19 after notching record highs of $42.58 earlier today. Like yesterday (see 6/23 color), it looks like buyers are active in Jul 42 puts on the Houston, TX oil and gas pipeline company. 3,920 were opened yesterday and nearly 3,000 [...]

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Sprint Corporation New (S) $8.26 -1.20%

Sprint call volume spikes on apparent roll from Jan15 to Jan 16. Traded electronically and not marked spread, but trade looks like a buyer of 12K Jan16 10 calls for $1.26 against a sale of 18K Jan15 10 calls for 42cents. Jan 16s look opening, while the Jan15 10 calls may close part of the [...]

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Bed Bath and Beyond Inc (BBBY) $61.05 +0.11%

Pre-earnings play in Bed, Bath and Beyond. The stock is down 6 cents to $60.92 and not far from the 52-week lows of $59.89 set Friday. A Weekly (6/27) 62 – 65 call spread is being opened on the retailer for $1, 5000X. 2,154 Jul 62.5 calls on BBBY also traded in small lots today. [...]

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Markwest Energy Partners LP (MWE) $71.21 +2.12%

MarkWest Energy call buyer commits $2M to Jan15 calls. Paid 4.40 for the first 1100 Jan 70 calls just after 12:05 ET when shares were near $70.61, then paid 4.55 for another 2500 as shares traded near 70.94 a bit later. Last tranche was 2500 bought for 4.55 on NYSE-ARCA (PCOAST) a moment ago as [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Facebook Inc (FB) $66.99 +2.48%

Facebook option flow 66% above normal as shares lift through $67. FB options are on track for half a million contracts with calls leading puts nearly 5:2. 67 strike calls expiring Friday lead the most actives, while the largest trade was a diagonal call spread in which a customer bought 6100 6/27 64.5 calls for [...]

June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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