Macro / Thematic
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund EFA - 2200 of the November 52 calls were sold at $1.66.
iShares MSCI Japan Index EWJ - 30,000 of the December / March 10 call spreads were bought for $0.20. Likely a roll of a bullish position out to March.
SPDR Gold Trust GLD - 6000 of the November 163 / 171 1x2 call ratio spread was sold at $0.10. The investor bought one 162 call and sold two 171 calls.
Direxion Small Cap Bear 3X Shares TZA - 10,000 of the November 45 / 50 call spread was bought for $3.00. The calls spread appears to be bought to open. (I could see the argument that TZA is at support but risk 3 to make 2? There are better ways to play this)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish UUP - 46,300 of the December 22 calls were sold at $0.38. ($ bounce might be over... traders taking profits)
Staples, Inc SPLS – 9800 of the January’13 15 calls were bought for $2.62. The calls were bought to open.
Tempur-Pedic International Inc. TPX - 5000 October 50.0 Puts were bought for $0.85. The puts were bought to open and is likely a play on earnings expected to be released October 20th.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. WTW – 3310 of the April 50 puts were bought for $4.50. The puts were bought to open. Stock closed right at its 200 dma and still has a gap to fill lower.
Baker Hughes Incorporated BHI - 5000 of the October 50 calls were bought for $3.40 and 6000 November 55 calls sold at $2.535. The trade appears to be roll a short call position out to November.
Forest Oil Corporation FST - 2100 of the October 10 calls were bought from $1.10 to $1.15. The calls were bought to open. Gap fill trade.
Industrials / Materials
Commercial Metals Company CMC - 2000 of the March 13 calls were bought for $0.50. The calls were bought to open.
Harbin Electric, Inc. HRBN – 3000 of the November 10 / 18 put spread was bought for $2.10.
The Mosaic Company MOS - 5000 November / December 55 call spreads were sold at $1.025.
Rio Tinto plc (ADR) RIO - 2700 of the January 50 / 60 call spread was bought for $4.15.
Tesoro Corporation TSO - 2900 of the May 21 / 23 call spread was bought for $1.17.
Level 3 Communications, Inc. LVLT – 6600 of the November 1.5 straddle was sold at $0.335. The trade was tied to stock at $1.65
Sprint Nextel Corporation S - 9000 of the January 3 calls were sold at $0.26, tied to $2.22 stock.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM - 10,000 of the November 23 puts were bought for $0.41
Legg Mason, Inc. LM - 3000 of the November 27 / January 20 put spread was sold at $1.30. The November 27 puts were bought and the January 20 puts sold.
Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. SVNT - 1000 of the December 4 calls were bought for $0.51. The calls were bought to open.
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