Large Cap Stocks

Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) $103.04 +2.37%

Bullish early trading in Gilead Sciences. The stock is up $1.30 to $101.96 in active trading of 1.2 million shares. Roughly 12,000 calls and 640 puts already traded on the biotech. Nearly 3,000 Weekly (4/24) 103 calls traded in the name. Weekly 101 and 102 calls are the next most actives. In fact, 74% of [...]

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AbbVie Inc (ABBV) $63.94 +0.63%

Abbvie attracts early options action. The stock is up 60 cents to $64.14 and an investor is apparently selling Weekly (5/29) 62.5 puts on the biotech to buy Weekly (5/29) 64 – 70 call spreads, paying 27 cents, 2700X, to open. The new position comes ahead of a 4/23 earnings report and a presentation tomorrow [...]

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Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) $33.81 -0.15%

Late-day action in Enterprise Products Partners. With shares off 15 cents to $33.71, 1,893 May 35 calls on the midstream energy company are swept across multiple exchanges for 20 cents when the bid-ask was 15 to 20 cents. 10,305 now traded at that strike against 1,092 in open interest. The bid-ask is 25 to 30 [...]

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Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) $43.75 -0.34%

Another large long-term call spread on Kinder Morgan. The stock is off 16 cents to $43.74 and the Jan2017 50 – 60 call spread on the energy company is bought for $1.05, 40000X. Open interest in those two strikes has ballooned to 170K after the same spread was opened multiple times last week (see 4/17 [...]

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SanDisk Corp (SNDK) $66.83 -0.26%

Sweep of Sandisk May 68.5 calls for $1.12 is opening. The market was 1.07 to 1.12 and so it appears that a buyer is taking the position, as shares lose another 28 cents to $66.72 and add to the post-earnings losses suffered last week.

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CSX Corporation (CSX) $34.97 +5.02%

Quick trip in CSX calls yields a $2.3 million profit. The stock is chugging along throughout the trading day and up nearly 5% to $34.94. An investor sells a 20000-lot of May 34 calls on the railroad company at $1.65 per contract and is apparently covering a position opened Friday for 50 cents (see 4/17 [...]

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) $42.98 +3.28%

Big pre-earnings print in Microsoft as shares lead the Dow to a 220-point gain. MSFT is up 3.1% to $42.90 and the best gainer in the industrial average through midday Monday. On the options front, a 25600-lot of May 44 calls on the software-maker trades for 47 cents when the market was 43 to 46 [...]

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Time Warner (TWX) $84.27 +1.04%

$1.6 million for upside calls in Time Warner. With the stock up 93 cents to $84.33, a 22600-lot of Jul 92.5 calls on the entertainment company is bought for 70 cents per contract. We’re hearing the hefty position is untied, but a block of 379,000 shares printed within seconds. So it seems to be tied. [...]

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Republic Services Inc (RSG) $39.78 +1.07%

Call buyers looking to clean up in Republic Services ahead of earnings. The stock is up 48 cents to $39.84 and the top options trade on the waste maangement company is a 2,244-lot of May 40 calls for 85 cents on ISE. A customer bought the calls to open, according to ISEE data. 7,435 traded [...]

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General Electric Company (GE) $27.23 -0.07%

Opening action in GE short-term calls. The stock saw a modest uptick intraday and is up 4 cents to $27.29 on reports the company is looking so sell its commercial lending business. Weekly (4/24) 27.5 calls are the most actives in GE so far. 14,196 traded against 5,276 in open interest. There’s been a lot [...]

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