Large Cap Stocks

MGM Resorts International (MGM) $21.91 -0.27%

Opening activity in MGM Weekly (2/27) call options. The stock is off 2 cents to $21.95 and 1500 Weekly 22.5 calls on the casino operator traded for 4 cents. Then 500 more for 5 cents and 500 for 6 cents. 3,505 changed hands total against 523 in open interest. The market is now 5 to [...]

February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) $80.68 +0.84%

Walgreens Boots Alliance with another bullish trade. The stock is up 72 cents to $80.73 and a buyer opens a 15000-lot of Mar 81 calls on the drugstore chain for $1.45 per contract. 15,343 traded total. WBA saw bullish flow earlier this week as well (see 2/24 color) and the interest comes as shares notch [...]

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JP Morgan Chase and Company (JPM) $61.59 +0.74%

Opening action in Weekly (3/13) calls in JP Morgan, Citi, and Bank of America. JPM is up 43 cents to $61.57 and an investor sells 18,000 Weekly (3/13) 60.5 calls on the bank at $1.54 to buy 20,000 Weekly (3/13) 62 calls for 58 cents. The spread appears to be rolling a (bullish) position up [...]

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Apple Inc (AAPL) $129.79 +0.78%

Active trading in Apple as shares reverse direction. The stock saw a midday turnaround off this week’s lows when the company annnounced that it will hold a media event on March 9 to introduce final pricing and features of the Apple Watch. The stock is up $1 to $129.79 after falling to morning lows of [...]

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America Movil SAB de CV (AMX) $21.21 -0.80%

America Movil attracts a three-way spread. The stock is down 20 cents to $21.18 and it appears that an investor is selling Aug 19 puts on the Mexican wireless company to buy Aug 22 – 25 call spreads, paying 23 cents on the package, 2270X, to open. The new position seems to be expressing confidence [...]

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Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) $88.65 -1.06%

Big print in Exxon. With shares down 91 cents to $88.69, a buyer pays 41 cents per contract for a 23900-lot of Mar 92 calls on the oil company. It’s a new position and tied to stock (18 delta). The March options will capture the company’s Analyst Meeting on 3/4.

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Regions Financial Corporation (RF) $9.62 +0.00%

Regions Financial seeing some early options action. The stock is flat at $9.62 and 8446 Mar 10 calls on the regional bank are swept across multiple exchanges for 8 cents when the bid-ask was 5 to 8 cents. Nearly 10,000 traded. The stock is underperforming this year due to a steep drop in the first [...]

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McDonalds Corp (MCD) $97.91 +0.10%

Supersize spread in McDonald’s as the stock traded up 3.9% yesterday. An investor sells 39,171 Mar 95 calls on the fast food company at $3.65 and opens a 41000-lot of Mar 97 calls for $2.30. The Mar 95s probably close from late-Jan when a block was bought for 91 cents. The flow was rolling out [...]

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Facebook Inc (FB) $79.35 +1.15%

Investors like Facebook call options Wednesday. The stock is up 93 cents to $79.38 amid strength in some of the social media names (ZNGA, LNKD) and calls on FB outpace puts more than 3:1. Roughly 208,000 calls and 61,000 puts so far. More than 27,000 Weekly (2/27) 80 and 25,000 Mar 80 calls have changed [...]

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NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) $22.13 -0.81%

Second day of bearish flow in NVIDIA. More than 14,100 May 16 puts on the graphics chip-maker were opened yesterday (see 2/25 color). The stock is down 16 cents to $22.15 today and a 10000-lot of Apr 16 puts on NVDA is bought for 6 cents per contract. It opens. Jun 15-strike, Apr 17, and [...]

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