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APD- A rollout from 1,216 Jan 2015 $135 calls (credit) into 3,000 Jan 2015 $150 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Jan 2015 $150 calls. Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management owns nearly 10% of Air Products & Chemicals shares, making it the 3rd largest holding for the hedge fund.
C- 10,275 Jan 9 weekly $53.50 puts were sold for $0.64-$0.65 each, against no previous open interest. Shares of Citigroup are nearing a test of the $55 resistance level from the beginning of the year.
CAT- 4,397 May 2015 $95 puts were bought for $4.25 each, against open interest of 4,337 contracts. Net put premium in Caterpillar is +$2M vs net call premium of +$102K (put to call ratio near 1.5:1).
HYG- The Jan 17 2015 $85/89 put spread was put on 30,000 times for a $0.60-$0.65 … Read More »
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FB- 6,750 Mar. 2014 $55 calls were bought for $4.35 each, against open interest of 74,513 contracts.
HYG- The Mar. 2014 $90/$94/$95 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 12,534 times for a $0.55 credit. Volume was above the open interest in all three options.
KBR- 2k Mar. 2014 $27 puts were sold for $0.70 each, against open interest of 361 contracts.
WPX- 8,100 Jan. 2014 $22.50 calls were bought for $0.40 each, against open interest of 19,155 contracts.
SPY- The S&P 500 SPDRs ETF broke out above the November high of $180.91 ahead of quadruple witching day, rising 0.72%. The put to call ratio in (SPY) options is 1.11, led by a rollout from 33k Dec 31 $181 calls (credit) into 33k Jan. 2014 $183 calls (debit).
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Unusual Options Activity
In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a bull call spread risk reversal in the iShares High Yield ETF (HYG) and a put seller in KBR (KBR).
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