Large Cap Stocks

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) $117.04 -1.24%

3X daily average options volume in United Tech driven by a three-way spread. The stock is down $1.41 to $117.10 and the investor sells 2,500 Nov 105 puts at $2.15 and buys 5,000 Nov 120 – 130 call spreads for $2.95. All three legs open and the new position seems to reflecting optimism that shares [...]

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T Mobile US Inc (TMUS) $39.79 +3.81%

Active trading in T-Mobile on reports of merger talks with Dish Networks. The stock is up $1.46 to $39.79 and new multi-year highs on increasing volume of 11.5M shares. Roughly 32K calls and 7,840 puts traded on the telecomm. While Jun 43, Jul 42, Jul 40, Jul 45, Jun 41 calls are actively traded, the [...]

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Freeport McMoRan Inc (FCX) $19.60 -1.36%

Big blocks of puts on Freeport McMoran are being sold-to-open today. With shares down 26c to $19.61, an investor sells 9.8K Jul 18s on the gold and copper miner at 45c, 9,800 Aug 18s at 77c, and 9800 Aug 19s at $1.16, vs. selling 980K shares at $19.51. They are possibly swapping out long stock [...]

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Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (MPEL) $21.32 +8.20%

Higher call volume in Melco Crown Entertainment as shares rally 8.2%. The stock is up $1.63 to session highs of $21.35 and calls outpace puts 11:1, as roughly 22K calls and 2,000 puts traded in the options on the Macau casino company. One ratio spread is driving much of the activity, as an investor sells [...]

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Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) $28.78 -1.07%

Massive opening call seller in Cisco Systems. Shares near $28.84 and more than 100K Aug 30 calls traded this morning as an opening seller collected 50c in a few large trades 2 cents below the bid as shares traded near 28.90. The trade is double the typical daily call volume in Cisco and will create [...]

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AT&T (T) $35.32 +0.83%

Repeat activity in AT&T options. The stock is up 28c to $43.40 and seeing relative strength today after JP Morgan upgraded shares to OverWeight from Neutral. On the options front, a Jun – Jul 35 call spread on the telecomm trades for 29c, 11540X. 20K Jun 35s have traded and 15K Jul 35s, as it [...]

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NetApp Inc (NTAP) $33.42 +0.53%

NetApp call volume 6x normal on speculative flow. Shares bounced off early lows near $30 with call volume spiking early, including sellers of July 35 calls at 45c when shares were $33.32 followed by a sweep buyer of 1500 Aug 35 calls at 1.04, opening, just after TheFlyontheWall.com noted renewed takeover speculation. Volume was heavy [...]

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Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) $48.23 -1.73%

Higher volume in Verizon short-term call options. The stock is off 93c to $48.15 and the biggest loser in the Dow after JP Morgan downgraded the stock to Neutral from Overweight. 20K Jun 5 Weekly 49 calls on the telecomm traded for 4c on ISE when the market was 1 to 4c. A firm is [...]

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Juniper Networks Inc (JNPR) $27.31 -0.26%

Early options action in Juniper Networks. The stock is up 14c to $27.24 and 1,703 Jun 5 Weekly 27.5 calls on the networking company are swept for 17c when the bid-ask was 10 to 17c, followed by another 624 three minutes later for 29c. More than 5,100 traded and the flow is opening. The company [...]

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Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL) $43.94 +1.62%

Delta Airlines with active trading at the open. The stock is up 39c to $43.63 and seeing relative strength after updating its June and long-term outlooks. Options players are focused on the short-term, however, with 2,400 Jun 5 Weekly 44 calls on the airliner trading in the first few minutes. Jun 12 Weekly 45 calls, [...]

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