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GDP- A rollout from 7,500 Apr. $17.50 calls (credit) into 7,500 May $17.50 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the May $17.50 calls.
LLY- 1,586 June $60 calls were bought for $1.42 each, against open interest of 529 contracts. Earnings are due out on 4/24. There was also a buyer of 2,500 July $55 puts for $1.51, but it was below the open interest of 2,954 contracts.
NYCB- 2,400 Apr. $16 puts were purchased for $0.39-$0.43 each early this morning, against open interest of 521 contracts. Earnings aren’t due out until 4/23.
VNDA- 1,508 May $18 calls were bought for $1.50 each, against open interest of 5 contracts.
YHOO- The June $40/$45 call spread was put on 15k times for a $1.20 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options. Earnings are due out on 4/15.
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AEO- The Jan. 2014 $15.50/$17 call spread was put on 4k times for a $0.24 debit. Volume was below the open interest in both options.
IP- 8,598 Jan. 2014 $50 calls were bought for $0.80 each, against open interest of 47,462 contracts.
VNDA- Sizable buying in the Jan. 2014 $12 and $14 calls this morning. Volume was below the open interest in both options.
WFC- The Feb. 2014 $43 straddle was put on 10k times for a $3.25 credit. Volume was above the open interest in both options.
AAPL- Apple shares are up 3.27% today, following the announcement they have reached a deal with China Mobile (CHL) to sell iPhones. The call to put ratio in (AAPL) options is 1.83, led by activity in Dec. 27 weekly $570 and $575 calls.
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Unusual Options Activity
In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a large call spread in American Eagle (AEO) and sizable call buying in Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA).
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