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 [...]

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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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DISH Network Corporation (DISH) $65.64 +2.95%

Network shares near 14year high with call voulme 85% above normal. Shares up 3% today to 65.74 and a buyer paid 72.5 cents for 2000 Aug 80 calls on teh PHLX when shares were near $65.03. Opens a new position at the 21.7% out of the money strike. Shorter term bullish flow seen as well, [...]

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Lowes Companies Inc (LOW) $47.40 +0.42%

Higher put volume in Lowe’s. The stock is up 19 cents to $47.39 and the investor is apparently closing a position in 13,000 Jul 42 puts on the home improvement retailer at 3 cents and buying 11,000 Oct 44 puts for 94 cents. The activity might adjust a hedge – or rolling out of Jul [...]

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Campbell Soup Co (CPB) $45.57 +0.68%

Speculative call action in Campbell Soup drives open interest toward YTD record. Shares near $45.57 and 4000 contracts have traded on the name, 2x normal, while only 17 puts have changed hands. Upside $48 strike s are the focus, with 1450 Nov 48 calls bought for $1 in a sweep just before 10am when shares [...]

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Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $34.32 +1.96%

Yahoo Jan 40 calls are today’s most active options. Nearly 90,000 traded against 159,837 in open interest, which is the largest block of OI in Yahoo options. The flow includes a morning seller of 20,000 contracts at $1.62 per contract on PHLX. Several other 20K lots traded at $1.60 on ISE. Like with TWTR, MPEL, [...]

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Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (MPEL) $35.63 +0.91%

More call selling in Melco Crown Entertainment. The stock is up 13 cents to $35.44 and 64,000 Jan 38 calls are sold on the casino operator at $4.30 on ISE. The large premium sale might close (open interest is 65K) and the flow is similar to the large block of Jan2016 39.66 calls highlighted earlier, [...]

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CBS Corp (CBS) $61.86 -0.21%

Sizable options blocks in CBS. The stock is down 20 cents to $61.79 and 42,700 Jan 80 calls have traded on the media company. Most of the flow was in two blocks of 22,334 and 20,000 contracts for 55 cents per contract on ISE. The calls are being sold (possibly same as Twitter yesterday — [...]

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Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (MPEL) $35.46 +0.42%

Big print in Melco Crown Entertainment. Shares are up 25 cents to $35.56 after Buckingham initiated the stock with a Buy. A block of 39,500 Jan2016 39.66 calls on the casino operator trades at $7.30 per contract when the bid-ask was $6.80 to $8.00. Hearing it was sold. Open interest is 40,366 and so today’s [...]

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Twitter Inc (TWTR) $40.69 -1.81%

Open interest data confirms yesterday’s Twitter Sep 50 call trade nets buyer $5M. 80K Sep 50 calls crossed yesterday on ISE were confirmed as closing customer seller for an average price of 1.56. Entry was 6/12 and 6/13 for an average price near 94cents as shares traded near $36.80. Exit realizes 62cents or a 65% [...]

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