Unusual Options Activity
Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA)- 2,000 Oct $5 calls were purchased for $0.60. They received an additional patent for Belviq, their weight loss drug, this morning. Shares have been range bound between $4 and $5 for most of 2015.
Cisco Systems (CSCO)- 8,000 May 15 $27 calls were bought for $1.01-$1.07, against open interest of 4,900 contracts. The stock trades at just 12x earnings and has a multi-billion dollar buyback program and a 3% dividend.
Kohl’s (KSS)- 2,500 Oct $70 puts were purchased for $2.30. This is likely a hedge after the $20 run up year to date.
Outerwall (OUTR)- The May 15 $70/$80 call spread was put on another 2,000 times for a $2.38 debit. This trade happened yesterday for a $2.00 debit. Q1 earnings are due out on May 7th. Shares have moved higher after earnings on 6 straight reports.
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