Spectra Energy (SE) adds a penny to $30.73 and 12,760 Jun 31 calls traded on the stock today. Most traded at 70 and 80 cents per contract on ISE and data from the exchange is indicating closing custumer sellers. Open interest in the June 31 calls is 34,971 and the largest in the name. Most [...]
NRG adds 23 cents to $26.93, new 52-week highs, and somebody might be looking to hedge recent gains. A 3000-lot of May 25 puts trades on the stock for 45 cents when the market was 35 to 45 cents. Looks opening.
Oklahoma City, OK natural gas utility operator ONEOK (OKE) is again seeing interest. A block of 14,500 Oct 52.5 calls was opened on the stock Thursday for 65 cents per contract (see 3/28 color). The activity created 17600 of new open interest and, at 17,781, is now the largest block of OI in the name. [...]
Bullish flow again detected in CenterPoint Energy (CNP). Shares are up 25 cents to $23.92, new 52-week highs, and morning options trades on the Houston, TX utility company included a sweep of 1,195 Apr 22.5 calls across multiple exchanges for an average of $1.48 when the market was $1.3 to $1.45. Later, another 2,700 were [...]
Correction 14500 not 145K was the size on the OKE call buyer
Call buyer in ONEOK may be adding to the large position already open in Oct calls today. Buyer paid 65c for 145000 Oct 52.5 calls on the Amex a few minutes ago while shares traded at 47.06. Executing broker crossed the entire trade.
Spectra Energy (SE) adds 32 cents to $30.24 and a 3000-lot of Jun 31 calls trades on the stock this morning for 50 cents on ISE. A customer bought, to open, according to ISEE data. 6,000 traded and the flow will probably add to the positions opened yesterday (see 3/26 color), which resulted in 13,700 [...]
Spectra Energy (SE) adds 39 cents to $29.96 and small lots of Jun 31 calls traded on the stock for 50 cents per contract before a 14800-lot was bought for 55 cents per contract. The big block is tied to 789K shares at $29.95 and is opening. 15310 traded against 10,382 in open interest. The [...]
Centerpoint Energy (CNP) is flat at $23.43 and several small lots of Aug 25 calls traded on the Houston, TX utility company for 60 cents, before a 4950-lot printed for 65 cents per contract. Open interest is 7292 and today’s activity might to positions opened Thursday when the same contract was trading in small lots [...]
Centerpoint Energy shares led the gainers among utilities today, closing up 7.2% on news of a partnership with OGE. More than 8700 calls traded, 32x normal, vs 400 puts and May 25′s were the most active with 5768 trading at a 29cent avg px. Total OI was near 26,000 contracts this morning, 90% in calls, [...]