Large Cap Stocks

Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) $104.47 +0.00%

Trade Alert open interest update this morning shows notable opening activity in Feb 115 calls on Schlumberger. More than 24,000 contracts of OI added at that strike after an investor bought 15,000 contracts midday Thursday for $2.05 and then 9,000 more for $2.05. The options are not tied to stock and the new position seems [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

JD com Inc (JD) $29.54 +5.12%

JD shares are up nearly 5% to 29.48 (US IPO was last May for $19/share) and nearly 25K contracts have traded today with puts leading calls slightly. Early flow was put-centric with 2500 Dec 25 puts bought on NYSE-ARCA for 1.40 at the open when shares were 28.26, with later buyers of Dec 25 and [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $41.98 -1.43%

Yahoo options see busiest week since 2008 into Alibaba IPO. YHOO leads the single stock space today with 600K contracts trading by 1:30PM ET as shares trade down 1.4% near $42, after setting new all-time highs above $44 earlier this week. Nearly 3 million YHOO contracts are expected to trade this week, nearly triple the [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) $17.11 +2.03%

Brisk trading in Bank of America Sep 17 calls ahead of the expiration. The stock is up 34 cents to $17.11 and the largest trade is a sweep of 4,158 contracts for 11 cents when the bid-ask was 10 to 11 cents. The stock was at $17. Nearly 40,000 now traded at that strike and, [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Arcelor Mittal (MT) $15.13 +2.16%

Sizable trade in Mittal Steel. The stock is up 33 cents to $15.14 and the Dec 13 – 16 risk-reversal on the steel-maker trades for 28 cents, 20000X on ISE. A customer bought-to-open, according to ISEE data. If so, the new position is expressing confidence that the recent advance in MT can continue over the [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Crown Castle International Corporation (CCI) $80.30 +0.73%

Crown Castle Oct 80 calls have traded 1750 contracts. More interesting than that, however, is an Apr 72.5 – 82.5 risk-reversal that traded on the wireless infrastructure company just before the close of trading yesterday on ISE. A customer sold puts to buy calls, according ot ISE data and, if so, 79 cents was paid [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Petroleo Brasileiro ADR (PBR) $17.57 -0.23%

Bullish position in PBR. With the stock off a nickel to $17.55, an investor sells 7000 Oct 15 puts on the Brazilian energy company at 40 cents and buys 7,000 Nov 21 calls for 70 cents on CBOE. Separately, an investor is apparently buying 9,800 Nov 21 calls on PBR and selling 19,600 Nov 23 [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Target Corp (TGT) $64.50 +2.59%

Target option volume running 12 times normal as shares approach 52wk high. 20K calls trade in first half hour, versus 6000 puts. Weekly 10/10 66 strike calls lead the most actives with 3000 trading for 33c average price. Longer dated upside also active with a sweep buyer paying 47c for 1800 Jan 70 calls to [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Yahoo Inc (YHOO) $42.61 -0.23%

Bearish three-way spread in Yahoo this afternoon ahead of the BABA IPO Friday. The stock is flat at $42.71 and the investor sells Oct 47 calls on YHOO and buys Oct 37 – 42 put spreads, paying 62 cents for the package, 9015X on ISE. The position is opening for a customer account, according to [...]

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Citigroup Inc (C) $52.57 +0.40%

Citi sees an Oct 48 – 55 risk-reversal for 13 cents, 15000X. With shares up 28 cents to $52.64, it looks like puts were sold to buy calls. The bullish options combo appears to be a new position and tied to 465K shares at $52.37, perhaps stock replacement after a recent run-up in Citi shares.

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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