Unusual Options Activity
BP p.l.c (BP)- 3,000 July 17 $40 puts were bought for $0.49, against open interest of 3,810 contracts. The stock is on pace to close below the 100-day SMA for the first time since March.
InfraREIT (HIFR)- 2,000 Aug $35 calls were purchased for $0.85-$0.95. Call activity was 8x the average daily volume. Hunt Consolidated (large HIFR shareholder) is looking at acquiring assets from Energy Future. On June 16th, Macquarie initiated HIFR with an outperform rating and a $36 price target.
Williams Companies (WMB)- The Sep $50/$60/$67.50 bull call spread risk reversal was put on 7,500 times for a $0.48 debit. Last week, Energy Transfer Partners offered to acquire WMB for $64 per share. This has since been rejected as too low of an offer.
Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB)- 10,000+ July 2 weekly $49 puts were purchased for $0.38-$0.42. … Read More »