Thursday, June 30, 2011

Options Flow Recap June 30th

Macro

EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) - Buyer 15,000 July 42/46 put fly for 14

FXE CurrencyShares Euro Trust - seller 5,000 July 140 puts vs 144.38 at .36

IV Changes
Largest IV Increases: LZ, ED, EBIX, TLVT, DNDN, INCY, ZRAN, WCRX, NHP, CORN
Largest IV Decreases: VRGY, VVUS, VIX, EBAY, CP, SPRD, LEG, MRO, HRBN, WCG



VIX saw 112% the normal volume with 300K calls and 133K puts traded.   Some larger trades in the pit:
·         Buyer 10,000 August 30 calls for .525
·         Seller 10,000 August 27.5 calls at .675
·         Seller 7,000 Oct/Dec 30 call spreads at .30
·         Seller 5,000 July 18 straddles at 2.50
·         Buyer 5,000 Sep 32.5 calls for .925
·         Seller 4,500 July 16 puts at .25
·         Buyer 4,000 July 16/17 put spreads for .45



Consumer

WBMD WebMD Health Corp. – Nearly 6000 of the August 50 calls were bought for $0.90. The calls were bought to open.

EK Eastman Kodak Company – 3000 of the July 4 / 5 call spread was bought for $0.18.  EK down over 17% AH.  Call buys looked tied to short stock to me. 

RSH  - RadioShack Corporation - 2300 of the August 13 calls were bought for $0.79

Ford Motor Company: Seller 4,000 August 15 calls at .17.  Also 2500 Jan 12 15 straddles were sold for $2.82


Energy

IO  ION Geophysical Corporation– 3000 of the August 10 calls were sold at $0.50.

PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA (ADR) – 8500 of the October 34 / 30 put spread was bought for $1.42. The spread was bought to open. (Risk 1.42 to make 2.58 doesn't work for me but I see why they're trying to short... much better trades out there IMO)

NOG Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. – 2750 of the August 25 synthetic put wass bought for $3.55. The position was bought to open. Stock hit its 200dma today and was rejected


Industrials / Materials

USU USEC Inc. – 5000 of the January’13 2 puts appear to have been bought for $0.45.

MOS The Mosaic Company – 5000 of the September 80 calls were appear to have been bought for $0.68 versus 500,000 shares of stock at $67.08


Tech

GLW Corning Incorporated – 20,000 of the August 19 calls appeared to be bought for $0.33, tied to 580,000 shares at $17.92.

TLAB Tellabs, Inc. – 4500 of the July 4.5 calls were bought for $0.20. The calls were bought to open.


Financials

V  Visa Inc. - 8000 of the July 80 puts were sold at $0.67 and sold 10,000 July 82 puts at $1.15 versus stock at $85.20


Healthcare

VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated – 1750 of the July 42 / 46 put spread appeared to be bought for $0.15

GPRO  Gen-Probe Incorporated – 10,000 of the July 75 calls were bought for $0.80, tied to 180,000 shares at $68.20.



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