December Options Trades
Below is a list of some unusual options activity by day for December (starting on December 12th). The data is the beginning of my nightly research for my own personal trading and acts as a rough draft for my weekly unusual options activity posts for SeeItMarket.com. For the most part I typically won’t make note of many ETF/index trades, stock replacements, and shorter-dated activity that I feel has already played out or now offers unfavorable odds. You can follow me on Twitter and Stocktwits for more investing research.
1. TTMI- Buyer of 5,000 June 2017 $17.50 calls for $0.65, average daily call volume of 65 contracts, call OI of 1,663 contracts, IV +11.3% to 46.99, call to put ratio of 21:1
2. ORIG- Buyer of 5,000 Dec $2 puts for $0.15, put activity was 30x the average daily volume. Earnings are due out on December 14th … Read More »
Unusual Options Activity
BB&T Corp (BBT)- A rollout from 2,280 Apr $39 puts ($1.05 credit) into 3,420 Apr $38 puts ($0.59 debit). They initially rolled from 1,140 Apr $40 puts ($1.07 credit) into the Apr $39 puts ($0.56 debit) on March 24th.
BioTime (BTX)- More than 2,400 Sep $7.50 calls traded with the majority being bought for $0.50-$0.55, against open interest of 2,935 contracts. Roughly 2,000 were bought on March 24th for $0.65. Last week, the stock broke out above the June 2013 resistance level at $4.75.
Cepheid (CPHD)- 2,500 May $50 puts were sold for $1.50 each. Earnings are due out in the middle of April.
H&R Block (HRB)- There was sizable buying in the May $32 calls (2,300 traded) and July $32 calls (3,350 traded) today. Implied volatility jumped 12.9% to 26.21. Tax season earnings will come out in early June.
Wal-Mart Stores … Read More »