Large Cap Stocks

Pfizer Inc (PFE) $33.71 +0.54%

Pfizer options are actively traded today. The stock is up 20c to $33.74 and a 48K lot of Jul 35 calls on the pharmaceutical company trades for 9c per contract on ISE. The block, which represents the largest equity options block traded across the market today, is a closing buyer, according to ISEE data. 56K [...]

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Williams Companies Inc (WMB) $57.90 +0.89%

Ratio call spreads in Williams Companies November options. The stock is up 53c to $57.92 and the Nov 60 – 65, 1X2, call spread on the natural gas producer trades for 30c, 10000X on ISE, and 25c, 5000X on PHLX. That makes 15K on the day and the position appears to be targeting a move [...]

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EMC Corp (EMC) $26.15 -0.91%

EMC calls outpace puts by 30:1. The stock is off 22c to $26.17 and the top options trade on the storage device-maker is a 14K lot of Oct 28 calls for 61c when the bid-ask was 58 to 61c. It opens and is maybe stock replacement, as the options look tied to 574K shares at [...]

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Petroleo Brasileiro ADR (PBR) $8.92 -1.44%

Big print in PBR is probably closing a bullish position. The stock is off 11c to $8.94 and 40K Jul 10 calls on the Brazilian energy company are sold at 5c per contract. Open interest is 61.3K. The investor also bought 3.7K Aug 9 calls today for 68c and is maybe opening a new position [...]

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Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) $54.04 +2.80%

Notable sweep of Las Vagas Sands call options as the casino names rally for a second day. The stock is up $1.50 to $54.07 and has added 8% since Monday. On the options front, 3,592 Jul 57 calls on Las Vegas Sands are swept across multiple exchanges for 48c when the bid-ask was 42 to [...]

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) $80.01 +1.68%

New position in Royal Caribbean Cruise options. The stock is up $1.39 to $80.08 and the Aug 70 – 75 put spread on the cruise ship operator trades for $1.04, 1500X. A buyer is apparently opening a new position and maybe expressing concerns that shares will gap lower again when earnings are next reported in [...]

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CA Inc (CA) $29.28 +0.72%

CA sees a notable options block. With shares up 26c to $29.33, an investor is apparently selling 10K Aug 30 puts on the software-maker at $1.50 per contract. Open interest at that strike is 10.2K, the largest in the name, and trade history shows a block of 10K was opened on 2/9/15 for $1.50 with [...]

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Bank of America Corporation (BAC) $17.04 +0.89%

Premium seller in Bank of America. With shares up 14c to $17.03, 18.2K Aug 16 puts on the bank are sold at 25c per contract, probably closing. More than 30.6K traded on the day against 64.3K in open interest. The flow also includes an Aug 16 – 17 strangle at 71 cents, 10000X, on ISE. [...]

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United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL) $53.83 +1.93%

Increased options action in UAL led by a notable call spread. The stock is up $1 to $53.8 amid relative strength in the airliners and the Jul – Aug 55 call spread on UAL is bought for $1.48, 14100X. The activity appears to be rolling a block of upside calls an additional month and trade [...]

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Baker Hughes Inc (BHI) $61.27 +0.26%

Big print in Baker Hughes. Shares are up 15c to $61.26 and attempting to hold higher after a 2-month 10.5% slide. One investor seems concerned about additional losses over the next three months and bought 12K Oct 50 puts on Baker Hughes for $1.15 per contract. More than 14K traded at that line against 11.6K [...]

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