Large Cap Stocks

Dominion Resources Inc (D) $70.06 +1.33%

Dominion Resources draws options action. The stock is up $1 to $70.14 and 2,918 Aug 70 calls on the utility are swept across multiple exchanges for $1.35 per contract. 3,580 traded against 1,205 in open interest. It’s probably rolling out of Jul 70s, which have traded 4,664 against 12,301 in open interest. Similar activity has [...]

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Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) $48.77 -0.14%

Higher put volume in Valero. Looks like the investor sold 3,600 Jul 50 puts on the refiner at $1.16 and bought 7,000 Weekly (7/25) 49 puts for 80 cents per contract. Looks like it might roll a protective put an additional week and down one strike. The stock is down nearly 15% in a little [...]

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Mattel Inc (MAT) $36.45 -0.03%

Mattel attracts incrased options activity. The stock is flat at $36.46 and 2,000 Aug 36 puts on the game-maker are swept across multiple exchanges for 60 cents and then another 1,960 for 60 cents when the bid-ask was 55 to 60 cents. 4,431 now changed hands at that strike and buyers are possibly opening positions [...]

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Southern Co (SO) $44.88 +0.74%

Southern Co sees increased call activity. The stock is up 33 cents to $44.88 and recent trades on the utility include a sweep of 1,119 Aug 46 calls for 25 cents. More than 2,500 traded at that strike and today’s action is possibly replacing some of the huge open interest in the Jul 47 calls, [...]

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Loews Corporation (L) $44.24 +1.10%

2200 Sep 45 calls trades on Loews corp for 70 cents. Market was 45 to 70 cents. Looks like a new bullish position on the property and casualty insurance company.

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Corning Inc (GLW) $21.64 +0.70%

Calls outpace puts in Corning by 10:1. The stock is up 21 cents to $21.70 in active trading of 3.8 million shares on a Forbes story mentioning takeover potential for the specialty glass-maker. 15,000 calls and 1,450 puts traded in the name. 6,726 Aug 23 calls have changed hands. Weekly (7/25) 22, Aug 22, and [...]

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Nisource Inc (NI) $38.92 +1.25%

Noteworthy action in NiSource. The stock saw a morning spike and is up 1% to $38.84 in active trading of 1.2 million shares and one player bought an 11000-lot of Aug 41 calls on the Merrillville, IN utility for 30 cents per contract. 16,259 traded at that strike against 300 in open interest. Best guess [...]

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) $82.60 +0.22%

Call buying continues in Kinder Morgan Partners. The day after 10,000 Jan2016 90 calls on the oil and gas partnership was opened yesterday (see 7/18 color), the stock is up 12 cents to $82.54 and players are opening in the Sep 85s. 1,300 recently traded for 55 cents when the bid-ask was 40 to 55 [...]

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Autodesk Inc (ADSK) $55.49 +0.13%

Autodesk sees relative strength and increased options action. The stock is up 7 cents to $55.49 and a 17000-lot of Oct 65 calls on the software-maker trades for 94 cents when the bid-ask was 87 to 95 cents. More than 22,000 traded at that strike against 1,237 in open interest. The market is now $1 [...]

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Walgreen Co (WAG) $70.66 -1.06%

Large put spread in Walgreen. The stock is off 67 cents to $70.75 and an investor sells 21,256 Weekly (8/1) 70 puts on the drugstore retailer at $1.70 and purchases 24,000 Weekly (8/22) 69 puts for $2.39. The 8/22 Weeklys open a new position and it looks ilke the 8/1 Weeklys are closing, with trade [...]

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