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A large block of calls on Microsoft printed this afternoon on the Amex, as a large institutional client bought 50,000 Jan13 32.5 calls for $1.10, outright, as shares traded near $26.84. While a number of large long-dated upside call blocks have printed in MSFT since the term was listed last September, this is the largest [...]
Customer sells 10,000 Microsoft Sep 27 calls for 78c to open, vs 450K shares at $26.66. Firm bought to open, and the order was executed using the ISE QCC order type.
Put volume in the emerging mkts etf is well above normal today with several blocks of 50,000 contracts executed this morning and atm vols lifting about 2pts as the etf trades down about 1.5% near $45. Appears to roll gains from a long put position down in strike while doubling in size. While not marked [...]
5,500 calls and 7 puts traded in Office Depot (ODP) after the company announced that interim CEO and board member Neil Austrian will assume role of permanent chief executive. Shares are up 17 cents to $4.19 and Oct 5 calls have traded 3,010 contracts. A 1,200 contract block traded at 40 cents and 1,200 at [...]
A buyer paid $1.10 for 8000 IMAX June 35 calls vs $31.10 stock a moment ago, in a trade that will create a relatively large block of open interest struck 12.2% above current spot level. 52wk range in IMAX is $12.75 (last July) to $32.35 (March 30th) and shares lifted from the $27 range in [...]
Option volume in semiconductor maker Atmel Corp hit 11x normal today, with 36,000 calls trading in a spread on the Amex. Initiator bought 10K May 15 calls for 45cents, opening, against a sale of 25K May 17 calls for a dime. The 17s likely close the largest block of OI in the stock, which was [...]
44000 calls traded in Eastman Kodak (EK) already today. Typical volume in the first hour is less than 900 contracts. Shares are up 33 cents to $3.46, as investors brace for an ITC review of patent case involving Eastman Kodak vs. Apple and RIM. If successful, Kodak could receive more than $1 billion in royalty [...]
Cisco (CSCO) shares, which touched a new 52-week low of $18.03 Monday, finished the day down 20 cents to $18.20 yesterday and an interesting three-way spread was executed by X-FA in afternoon trading on the CBOE. In this spread, the strategist sold the July 17.5 – 19 strangle at $1.71, 10000X, to buy a 50000-contract [...]
Microsoft (MSFT) adds 2 pennies to $28.22 and Feb 29 calls are among today’s most actively traded contracts. 21,700 contract have changed hands so far. The contract is trading for 9 cents and the total premium value is about $240K. 63 percent trading at the offer and, while open interest is sufficient to cover, some [...]
I was going to post an other bearish play on EBAY as a Trade of the Day for 1/11/11, but there’s so much momentum behind the recent market rally, I’d rather see things cool a bit before initiating another bearish trade. Of the four positions suggested so far this year, the WMB call fly, the [...]