Unusual Options Activity
Altera (ALTR)- The Apr $47/$55 bull call spread was put on 10,000 times for a $1.000 debit and the May $47/$55 bull call spread was put on 5,000 times for a $2.00 debit. These follow yesterday’s May $44/$50 bull call spread buyer of 5,000 for a $1.80 debit. Shares have fully recovered from the gap down yesterday (rumors that Intel was no longer interested in acquiring the company) and actually made a new high relative to the March 27th peak when the Intel rumors came out. Reports were that Intel was willing to pay in the low $50’s, so the recent call spread trades could be positioning for a re-offer by Intel or another large tech company.
Delta Air Lines (DAL)- 10,000 Sep $50 calls were bought for $1.78-$1.82, against open interest of 4,302 contracts. Earnings are due out … Read More »
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BBRY- A rollout from 30,000 Dec 20 $10 puts (credit) into 30,000 Feb 2015 $10 puts (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Feb 2015 $10 puts. Earnings are due out tomorrow morning. BlackBerry shares have moved higher after earnings on 4 out of the last 7 reports, which could be why they are rolling out the trade to February.
COP- A rollout from 15,000 Jan 17 2015 $67.50 calls (credit) into 30,000 Jan 17 2015 $70 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Jan 17 2015 $70 calls. Despite the weakness in oil prices today, ConocoPhillips is up over 2% and nearing a retest of the 50-day exponential moving average.
FEYE- The June 2015 $35/$45 call spread was put on 4,000 times for a $2.00 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both … Read More »