Large Cap Stocks

Apple Inc (AAPL) $130.03 +0.28%

Expiring Apple 130 calls are the most active options today. Nearly 90,000 traded. The stock is up up 33 cents to $130 and so pinning is playing out at that line. Weekly (4/24) 129 calls, 131 calls, 130 puts, and 129 puts are the next most actives in AAPL. Of the 853K options traded in [...]

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Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) $75.12 +0.00%

Molson Coors call options are active, driven by spread trading. The stock is flat at $75.12 and the May – Jun 77.5 call spread on the brewery company trades for $2.05, 11465X. It probably rolls a block of May 77.5 calls (at 1.15 today) opened for 2.45 on 3/31 when the stock was near $74. [...]

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Weatherford International PLC (WFT) $14.06 -1.06%

Weatherford Int’l with bearish flow in its short-term options. The stock is off 15 cernts to $14.06 and the top options trade on the oil driller is a 7320-lot of Weekly (5/8) 14 puts for 42 cents per contract on ISE. A customer is buying-to-open, according to ISEE data. 12,587 traded at that strike against [...]

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Western Union Company (WU) $20.56 -1.96%

Pre-earnings puts in Western Union. The stock is off 40 cents to $20.57 and a 5000-lot of Jun 19 puts on the wire transfer company trades for 34 cents when the market was 25 to 35 cents. Open interest is 129. At roughly the same time, 2811 Jun 20 puts on WU are swept for [...]

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Walt Disney Co (DIS) $110.25 +1.15%

Disney calls ouptace puts by 18:1. The stock is up $1.17 to $110.17 in active trading of 2.1 million shares. 38,000 calls and 2,100 puts traded on the media company. May 11 calls are the most actives. 11,300 traded vs. 301 in open interest. Weekly (4/24) 110 calls, May 109 calls, Weekly (5/1) 110 calls [...]

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Sprint Corporation New (S) $5.24 +0.00%

Interesting print in Sprint. With the stock up 2 cents to $5.26, a 9500-lot of Jan2017 3 puts on the telecomm trades for 28 cents when the market was 15 to 34 cents. 10,000 traded on the day and the flow opens the largest block of open interest in the longer-dated 2017 options on Sprint [...]

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT) $30.48 +0.56%

Call buyers are back in Hilton ahead of earnings. The stock is up 25 cents to $30.56 and 1,500 Jul 31 calls on the hotels company are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.68, followed by 1,000 more for 1.72. 2,500 traded at that strike and the activity is opening. Jul 30 and Jun 33 calls [...]

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSM) $24.92 +2.55%

Sizable trade in Taiwan Semi. With the stock up 62 cents to $24.92, a 10000-lot of July 25 puts on TSM is bought for $1.50 per contract. It opens and is maybe a hedging strategy against a position in shares.

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Coca Cola Company (KO) $40.98 -0.80%

Jun 44 calls on Coke are seeing interest. The stock is off 32 cents to $40.99 and falling in sympathy with Pepsi (PEP), which shed 1.5% on earnings. More than 13,000 June 44 calls traded on Coke against 9,200 in open interest. Recent trades include a sweep of 1,000 contracts for 28 cents when the [...]

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HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBC) $46.15 +1.18%

Higher call volume in HSBC. The stock is up 1.2% and near session highs of $46.17. Early options trades on the UK banking giant include smaller sweeps of May 48 calls for 26, 27 and 28 cents. Nearly 8,000 traded at that strike against 405 in open interest. The market is 36 to 37 cents. [...]

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