Large Cap Stocks

Facebook Inc (FB) $74.11 -2.37%

Facebook Rev/Con sets size record. Trader paid 4.5 cents for the March 80 reversal 80,000x on the PHLX. In this trade the initiator bought calls and sold puts against a sale of 8M shares. Directionally neutral, the position is a simple carry trade in which a long ‘combo’ is offset entirely by short stock. P&L [...]

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Spectra Energy Corp (SE) $33.62 +0.54%

Sweeps of Spectra Energy Feb 33 puts. 1,474 traded across muliple exchanges for 64 cents and then another 1,758 contracts were swept for 76.5 cents when the bid-ask was 60 to 75 cents. 9,729 traded total against 8,460 in open interest. The market is now 80 to 85 cents. Bearish flow comes ahead of the [...]

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Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) $41.04 -0.02%

Large short-term put buyer in Kinder Morgan. Buyer paid up to 47c for nearly 5000 2/6 41 puts a moment ago as shares traded 41.12. Opens.

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JD com Inc (JD) $25.14 +1.21%

JD sees repeat action. The stock is up 20 cents to $25.04 and a 15000-lot of Mar 26 calls on the Chinese eCommerce comany trades for $1.55 when the market was 1.20 to 1.55. The opening activity is tied to 660K shares and similar to large blocks of calls that traded in JD last week [...]

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Danaher Corp (DHR) $82.51 +0.16%

Danaher draws a hefty spread trade. With the stock up 12 cents to $82.50 after falling on earnings last week, an investor sells Sep 75 puts on the machinery company to buy Sep 85 – 95 call spreads, for 30 cents on the three-way, 15000X. The new position is tied to 780K shares and maybe [...]

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Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) $74.16 +0.56%

Walgreen Boots call volume 4x normal on activist investor specuation. Shares near 74.24 and 20K contracts have traded by mid-day with calls leading puts 3:1 as IV lifts 2 points to 19.5% . TheFlyonTheWall.com noted renewed speculation that activist investor(s) may be looking new CEO to improve share performance. Half todays call volume is short-term [...]

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Amazon com (AMZN) $362.07 +2.13%

Amazon adds to Friday’s rally. The stock is up $6.14 to $360.67 after jumping 16.5% in the wake of earnings late last week. In options trading today, an investor sold-to-close 6,000 Feb 395 calls on AMZN at $1.10 and bought-to-open 9000 Feb 410 calls for 42 cents. The 2X3 traded electronically on ISE and seems [...]

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Walt Disney Co (DIS) $91.42 +0.51%

Pre-earnings play in Disney. With the stock up 50 cents to $91.48, an investor is opening a Weekly (3/13) 92.5 – 95 (1X2) call ratio spread on DIS for even money, 2570X. The position offers a max payout if shares settle at $95 through the 3/13 expiration. The Dow component is due to report earnings [...]

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Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) $52.81 -0.63%

Hefty put write in Comcast. With shares down 42 cents to $52.72, a 45000-lot of Weekly (2/6) 54.5 puts on the cable TV is sold at $2.15 per contract (crossed). Open interest is 24K and the positioning comes amid reports (from TheInformation) the company is looking to buy a wirless carrier (T, S, TMUS, VZ). [...]

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Vale SA (VALE) $7.12 +1.28%

Higher put volum ein VALE. The stock is up 8 cents to $7.11 and a 20000-lot of Mar 7 puts on the metals company is bought for 50 cents on CBOE. It might repeat from Thursday when 10000 of those same puts were bought-open for 63 cents (tied to stock on 50 delta). Large blocks [...]

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