Large Cap Stocks

Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) $24.54 -0.37%

Sizable trade in Cisco. The stock is down 8 cents to $24.55 and a 47000-lot of Jan2016 15 puts on the networking company is sold at 27 cents per contract. It’s opening. 50,000 traded on the day and the flow seems to be expressing the view that shares will likely hold above $15 through early-2016, [...]

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Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) $81.55 -0.12%

Unusual action in Capital One options. The stock is off 15 cents to $81.50 and Jun 81 puts are the most actives on the credit card company. 6,420 traded against 438 in open interest. The contract expires after tomorrow. 2,703 Jun 80 puts also traded in COF. Jul 80s are the third most actives with [...]

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Harley Davidson Inc (HOG) $70.73 +1.17%

Aug 75 calls on Harley Davidson are busy today. The stock is up $1.03 to $70.94 after the company announced Project Livewire, First Electric Harley motorcycle. Shares are up 1.4% and the top trade on the stock is a sweep of 3,400 Aug 75 calls across multiple exchanges for 98 cents when the bid-ask was [...]

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Nisource Inc (NI) $38.54 +0.65%

Noteworthy trade in Nisource. The stock is up 28 cents to $38.57 and 11,485 Jul 40 calls on Merriville, IN utility company is bought for 30 cents per contract, to open. It’s apparently rolling out of June calls, as the same investor was also selling 7,000 Jun 38s and 4,485 Jun 39s. The stock is [...]

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Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (KORS) $89.22 -1.76%

Michael Kors sees increased options activity. The stock is down $2.14 to $88.68 as the company presents at a Deutsche Bank conference today. Recent trades on the apparel company include a Jun – Jul 90 put spread at $1.75, 11500X. It was sold and this reverse calendar spread is opening in both legs. If so, [...]

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Coca Cola Enterprises Inc New (CCE) $46.60 +1.44%

Active trading continues continues in Coca Cola Enterprises. Options on the beverage company were actively traded yesterday morning heading into a Deutsche Bank conference presentation (see 6/18 color). Then in afternoon trading, a 21500-lot of Jan 55 calls on CCE printed for 50 cents when the bid-ask was 30 to 50 cents. It was opening. [...]

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Altera Corp (ALTR) $34.91 +0.58%

Altera attracts a longer-term options trade. The stock is up 20 cents to $34.91 and a 5000-lot of Jan2016 25 calls on the chip equipment company trades for an average of $4.25 per contract when the bid-ask was $4.10 to $4.30. It’s opening. ALTR is up 7.5% since April and the interest in 2016 calls [...]

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Southern Co (SO) $44.48 +2.42%

Sizable action in Southern. The stock is up 97 cents to $44.40 and one player bought a 6000-lot of Aug 46 calls on the Atlanta, GA electric utility for 21 cents per contract. Later 5,170 traded for 26 cents. 26,611 traded total against 2,284 in open interest. Flow is similar to the activity in New [...]

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Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) $35.11 +0.40%

Hefty call spread in Kinder Morgan. The stock is up 17 cents to $35.13 and the Jan 42.5 – 47.5 call spread on the oil and gas company is bought for 25 cents, 36,000X. Both contracts now traded more than 40K and the flow will create the largest blocks of open interest in the name. [...]

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Consolidated Edison Inc (ED) $56.07 +0.99%

Record volume in ConEd calls today. Focus on Aug 60 strike where buyer paid 15 to 20c for a total of 12K contracts to open as shares traded near $56. Will create the largest block of open interest in the utility.

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