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Open Interest Updates From The Previous Trading Days Action
Bank of New York Mellon (BK)- Mar 20 $40 call open interest went from 13,063 to 17,027 contracts (more buying yesterday).
Continental Resources (CLR)- Apr $40 put open interest went from 1,451 to 3,825 contracts (buying yesterday).
Louisana-Pacific (LPX)- May $16 put open interest went from 3,433 to 5,578 contracts (more buying as part of a rollout).
Macerich (MAC)- Apr $95 call open interest went from 4,958 to 11,374 contracts and Apr $105 call open interest went from 2,642 … Read More »
Smart Money Report
CNP- 20,000 Sep $24 calls were bought for $0.60 each, against open interest of 8 contracts. CenterPoint Energy beat Q2 EPS and revenue estimates this morning and raised FY14 EPS guidance to $1.14-$1.21 from $1.10-$1.19.
EXPR- Sizable buying in the Aug and Sep $15 calls today. Volume was above the open interest in the Sep $15 calls. In June, Sycamore Partners acquired a 9.9% stake in the company.
MET- The Jan 2015 $45/$55 bull risk reversal was put on 5,250 times for a $0.62 debit. Volume was below the open interest in both options. They bought the Jan 2015 $55 calls and sold the Jan 2015 $45 puts to reduce the cost of the trade.
OCN- A likely rollout from 8,270 Jan 2015 $40 calls (credit) into 8,270 Jan 2015 $30 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the … Read More »
Unusual Options Activity
In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight call buying in Express (EXPR) and a bull risk reversal in Metlife (MET).
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Smart Money Report
EXPR- Express is set to announce Q3 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.25 in EPS and revenue of $500 million. Options traders are pricing in a $2.55 move, or 10.34%, in either direction through December options expiration. The call to put ratio in (EXPR) options is currently 1.48, led by a buyer of 158 Dec. $25 calls for $1.15 each.
JPM- 6,000 Jan. 2014 $55 calls were bought for $2.50 each, against open interest of 79,234 contracts.
LCC- 16k June 2014 $30 calls were purchased for $0.66 each, against open interest of 735 contracts.
LPI- 1,950 Apr. 2014 $30 calls were bought for $1.70 each, against open interest of 300 contracts.
AAPL- Apple shares are on pace to close at a new high for 2013, rising 1.79% today. The call to put ratio in (AAPL) options is … Read More »