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ARO- 2,500 Jan. 2014 $10 calls were bought for $0.15-$0.20 each, against open interest of 8,126 contracts.
IAG- 20k Jan. 2015 $3.50 puts were purchased for $0.80 each, against open interest of 4,664 contracts.
OLN- A rollout from 3,350 Jan. 2014 $30 calls (credit) into 3,350 Feb. 2014 $30 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in Feb. 2014 $30 calls.
WAG- The Jan. 2014 $52.50/$57.50 strangle was put on 2,500 times for a $2.17 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. Earnings are due out on 12/20.
SPY- Shares of the S&P 500 SPDRs ETF are off of the session highs, but remain higher by 0.61%. The put to call ratio in (SPY) options is 1.39, led by activity in the Jan. 2014 $172 puts.
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Unusual Options Activity
In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a call rollout in Olin (OLN) and a strangle ahead of earnings in Walgreen (WAG).
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Highest call to put ratios (bullish) for today: ELN, IVZ, OLN, AF, GFI, SPXU, ZOLT, ARIA, HNT, ATLS
Highest put to call ratios (bearish) for today: DDS, JNK, EPI, INCY, RIO, KRE, ITB, HYG, FXY, XLY
HIMX- 4k Sep. $7 calls were bought for this morning for $0.10-$0.15 each, against open interest of 5,538 contracts. Volume has since then surpassed the open interest. Himax Technologies shares are down 1.30% today.
SWY- The Jan. 2014 $25 straddle was put on 5,000 times for a $3.60 credit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. He/she is looking for shares of Safeway to stay near the $25 level through January 2014 options expiration. Shares of Safeway are near the $26 level, currently lower by 0.50%.
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