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Unusual Options Activity
Peabody Energy (BTU)- There was a rollout from 24,000+ Jan 2016 $1.50 puts ($0.64-$0.65 credit) into 40,000+ Jan 2016 $1 puts ($0.34 debit). Earnings out on July 28th. Yesterday, fellow coal miner, Arch Coal, announced a 1 for 10 reverse stock split (not a good sign). BTU, a stock trading at $1 and change, is expected to lose $2 per share this year.
Energy Transfer Equity (ETE)- 5,000 Jan 2016 $65 calls were bought for $3.10, against open interest of 6,644 contracts. There was sizable buying in these yesterday too. ETE wants to acquire Williams Companies (current offer is $48B), but they aren’t going for it yet.
Lexmark International (LXK)- There was a rollout from 2,500 Aug $46 puts ($8.50 credit) into 2,500 Aug $41 puts ($3.80-$3.90 debit). They paid $1.35 for the Aug $46 puts yesterday. Today, they issued … Read More »
Unusual Options Activity
ASML Holding (ASML)- 3,000 July $100 puts were bought for $1.25-$1.45. Put activity was 5x the average daily volume. Shares have recovered in the last week, but it is struggling to regain the 100-day SMA ahead of earnings tomorrow morning.
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY)- The 1×2 Nov $67.50/$60 ratio put spread was put on 3,350 times for a $1.60 debit. Whether it has been their quarterly results or their FY outlook as of late, BBBY has found a way to disappoint investors in recent reports. On June 25th, Telsey Advisory reiterated their underperform rating and a $65 price target.
Micron Technology (MU)- The 1×2 Jan 2016 $20/$25 ratio call spread was put on 6,500 times for a $0.92 debit. There were reports last night that Tsinghua Unigroup is offering $21 per share to acquire to the company.
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Smart Money Report
APD- 1,700 Jan. 2016 $140 calls were bought for $6.25 each, against open interest of 23 contracts. Earnings are due out on 4/23.
COP- A rollout from 13,442 Apr. $70 calls (credit) into 13,442 Apr. $72.50 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Apr. $72.50 calls. The Apr. $70 calls were initially bought for $0.30-$0.35 each on 3/18.
FDO- A rollout from 2,500 Apr. 25 weekly $65 calls (credit) into 4k Apr. 25 weekly $63 calls (debit). Volume was above the open interest in the Apr. 25 weekly $63 calls. Earnings are due out on 4/10.
GPOR- 5,000 Apr. $70 puts were bought for $2.45 each, against open interest of 140 contracts. Gulfport Energy shares hit a new 52-week high today.
YPF- 3,668 July $35 calls were purchased for $2.00 each, against open interest of 11,067 contracts. Large open … Read More »