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  • Trade buys time for rally in financials optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 9:22 AM EST

    A large investor is extending a bullish position in the SPDR Financial Fund. Our systems detected the sale of 19,200 January 24 calls sold for $0.09 and the purchase of 19,200 Weekly 24.50 calls expiring ...

  • American Airlines draws upside trade optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 9:01 AM EST

    A large trader is adjusting a bullish position in American Airlines apparently to cover its next earnings report. Our scanners show that 10,000 January 48.50 calls were sold for $0.43 while 5,000 Weekly ...

  • Puts target Blackstone before results optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 8:47 AM EST

    Blackstone is seeing bearish option activity ahead of its earnings report next week. Our systems detected the purchase of 5,000 January 30 puts in one print for $0.31 on Friday. This is clearly a new position, ...

  • Short-term trade is bullish on Tiffany optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 8:16 AM EST

    At least one investor is looking for more gains in Tiffany this week. Our monitoring program shows that 2,000 January 81.50 calls were sold for $2.64 to $2.66 while 2,000 January 84 calls were purchased ...

  • What's behind Weatherford call sale optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 7:45 AM EST

    A large investor apparently believes that upside potential is limited in Weatherford. Our scanners show that 10,403 Weekly 5.50 calls expiring on Feb. 3 were sold in one print for $0.31 on Friday. Open ...

  • PPG sees call buying before earnings optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 12:28 PM EST

    Traders are betting that PPG Industries will show gains in coming weeks. Our tracking program detected the purchase of more than 3,400 February 100 calls for $1.15 to $1.26 today. Volume surpassed the ...

  • Traders extend bullish positions in oil optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 9:22 AM EST

    Traders are looking for the U.S. Oil Fund to rally in the next three months. Our scanners detected the sale of 32,000 January 12 calls for $0.04 and the purchase of 32,000 April 12 calls for $0.52 yesterday. ...

  • Wal-Mart receives vote of confidence optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 8:47 AM EST

    A large trader apparently believes that Wal-Mart Stores is on solid ground. Our scanners detected the sale of 4,500 June 60 puts for $1.03 and $1.04 at the same time yesterday. Open interest in the strike ...

  • CSX gets bullish bet before earnings optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 8:16 AM EST

    CSX is attracting upside option activity ahead of its quarterly results next week. Our tracking programs detected the purchase of 2,695 May 36 calls in one print for $3.60 yesterday. Volume was above the ...

  • Why investor is selling Celgene calls optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 7:45 AM EST

    A large trader is betting that upside potential is limited in Celgene. Our scanners show that 3,339 January 122 calls were sold in one print for $0.30 yesterday. This is clearly a new position, as volume ...

  • What's behind Mallinckrodt put trade optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 7:14 AM EST

    A large trade apparently sees more downside potential in Mallinckrodt, which has dropped sharply in recent months. Our monitoring system detected the sale of 4,813 January 50 puts for $1.35 and the purchase ...

  • Bulls targeting Anadarko Petroleum optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 12:35 PM EST

    A large position is looking for Anadarko Petroleum to rally in the next five weeks. Our monitoring programs show that 4,980 February 75 calls were purchased in one print for $0.44 today. This is clearly ...

  • Home Depot given more time to rally optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 9:12 AM EST

    An investor is extending a bullish position in Home Depot. Our scanners show that 2,500 January 140 calls were sold for $0.17 while 2,500 Weekly 140 calls expiring on Jan. 27 were purchased for $0.39 yesterday. ...

  • Put seller bets on floor in Ford Motor optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 8:47 AM EST

    A large trader apparently believes that Ford Motor will hold its ground for the next three months. Our monitoring programs show that 3,900 April 12 puts were sold in one print for $0.46 yesterday. This ...

  • Downside strategy extended in Endo optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 8:16 AM EST

    A large position is preparing for more downside potential in Endo Pharmaceuticals. Our monitoring systems detected the sale of 3,000 January 16 puts for $2.20 and the purchase of 4,000 February 12.50 puts ...

  • Last-minute call sellers target Ocwen optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 7:45 AM EST

    Ocwen Financial has soared in recent months, but traders apparently believe that further gains will be limited in the next year. Our scanners show that 10,195 January 2018 7 calls were sold for $1.05 in ...

  • AK Steel draws bulls before earnings optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 1:29 PM EST

    AK Steel is attracting upside option activity ahead of quarterly results in less than two weeks. Our tracking program detected the purchase of more than 4,000 January 11.50 calls for $0.24 to $0.32 today. ...

  • Investors go shopping at Lululemon optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 9:14 AM EST

    Traders are looking for Lululemon Athletica to continue its uptrend at least through the end of next week. Our monitoring program shows that more than 6,000 January 72 calls were purchased for $0.83 to ...

  • Traders see floor in health-care fund optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 8:47 AM EST

    Traders apparently believe that the SPDR Health Care Fund is on solid ground at least through the end of next week. Our monitoring systems detected the sale of some 4,600 January 71.50 puts for $0.37 to ...

  • Puts showing caution in Kite Pharma optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 8:16 AM EST

    A trader is extending a downside position in Kite Pharma. Our scanners show that 2,100 January 45 puts sold for $0.30 while 2,054 February 50 puts were purchased for $3.40 yesterday. Volume was below open ...

  • Why trader is selling Halozyme calls optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 7:45 AM EST

    Halozyme Therapeutics has been soaring, but one trader apparently believes that further gains will be limited. Our scanners show that 3,838 February 13 calls were sold for $0.90 to $0.95 at the same second ...

  • Traders see little downside in eBay optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 1:07 AM EST

    Someone has confidence in eBay. OptionMonster's monitoring systems detected the sale of 3,200 Weekly 28 puts expiring on Feb. 3 for $0.58. Volume was more than 14 times open interest at the strike, which ...

  • American Airlines gets long-term bet optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 12:23 PM EST

    Traders are looking for American Airlines to rally. Our monitor systems show that 15,000 January 40 calls were sold for $8.10 while 15,000 January 2018 42 calls were purchased for $10.50. Volume was below ...

  • Short-term play bets on Aetna upside optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 9:10 AM EST

    A trader is looking for gains in Aetna in the next several days. Our scanners detected the purchase of 6,000 January 135 calls for $0.83 and the sale of 6,000 January 137 calls for $0.58. This appears ...

  • How Tiffany investor is staying bullish optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 8:47 AM EST

    A large trader is adjusting a bullish position in Tiffany. Our monitoring program detected the sale of 3,000 February 85 calls for $0.55 and the purchase of 3,000 May 80 calls for $3.58 yesterday. Volume ...

  • Show of support in Procter & Gamble optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 8:16 AM EST

    Traders apparently believe that downside potential is limited in Procter & Gamble. Our market scanners show that 3,600 February 80 puts were sold for $0.62 to $0.72 yesterday. Volume surpassed open interest ...

  • What's behind surge of puts in Teva optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 7:45 AM EST

    Traders are positioning for more downside potential in Teva Pharmaceutical. Our tracking program show that more than 5,500 March 30 puts were purchased for $0.50 to $0.58 yesterday. Volume was well above ...

  • Junior gold miners draw bullish play optionMONSTER - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 12:35 PM EST

    Short-term traders are looking for the bullish momentum to continue this week in the Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Fund. Our tracking program shows that 10,000 Weekly 7 calls expiring ...

  • Bulls come back for more in Disney optionMONSTER - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 9:14 AM EST

    Walt Disney attracted bullish option activity on Friday for the second time in three days. OptionMonster's market scanner shows that 2,000 June 115 calls were sold for $3.10 while 2,000 June 125 calls ...

  • Avon Products attracts upside bets optionMONSTER - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 8:47 AM EST

    Traders apparently believe that Avon Products is looking good. Our monitoring system detected the purchase of more than 9,000 January 5.50 calls for $0.24 to $0.35 on Friday. Volume surpassed the strike's ...

  • How one big investor is playing GE optionMONSTER - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 8:16 AM EST

    A complex trade is high bullish on General Electric. Our monitoring system detected the following three-way trade, with weekly contracts expiring on Feb. 3 in all strikes:   10,000 Weekly 32 calls were ...

  • Trader rolls for more Illumina upside optionMONSTER - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 7:45 AM EST

    A large trader is looking for more gains in Illumina by the end of next week. Our scanners show that 5,322 January 135 calls were sold for $8.50 while 5,322 January 145 calls were purchased for $4.10 on ...

  • Weatherford bulls bet on more gains optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 12:28 PM EST

    Weatherford is drawing heavy upside option activity for the second time this week. Our tracking program detected the purchase of about 13,600 March 7 calls for $0.32 to $0.41 today. Volume far exceeded ...

  • Bulls are building positions in Lowe's optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 9:14 AM EST

    Traders are looking for Lowe's to rally in the next two weeks. Our market scanners show that about 4,500 January 73 calls were purchased for $0.43 to $0.47 yesterday. Volume was more than 29 times the ...

  • Calls bet on score in Dick's Sporting optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 8:47 AM EST

    Traders are betting that Dick's Sporting Goods will rally by spring. OptionMonster's monitoring system detected the purchase of 6,900 March 57.50 calls for $2.50 to $2.80 yesterday. This represents fresh ...

  • Support seen in First Majestic Silver optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 8:16 AM EST

    Traders apparently believe that downside potential is limited in First Majestic Silver. Our tracking programs detected the sale of 4,700 February 9 puts for $0.70 to $0.96 yesterday. These are clearly ...

  • Range Resources bulls drill for more optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 7:45 AM EST

    Range Resources attracted upside option activity yesterday for the second session in a row. Our monitoring program shows that 2,100 June 34 calls were purchased for $4.20 to $4.40. This is new positioning, ...

  • Trade bets on Viacom rally by spring optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 5, 2017 11:33 AM EST

    A large trade is looking for Viacom to rally in the first quarter. Our monitoring system detected the purchase of 3,000 March 40 calls for $1.05 and the sale of 3,000 March 45 calls for $0.15. Volume was ...

  • Bulls bet on big move in gold miners optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 5, 2017 9:16 AM EST

    Traders are seeking a rebound in gold miners through a leveraged exchange-traded fund. About 4,000 January 10.40 calls were purchased in the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares Fund at the same time ...

  • How large trader is playing Comcast optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 5, 2017 8:23 AM EST

    A big investor is betting that Comcast will break out of its recent range. The cable giant rallied hard with the rest of the market after the presidential election but has been trading sideways for the ...

  • Rice Energy gets vote of confidence optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 5, 2017 7:37 AM EST

    Traders are buying puts in Rice Energy for the second time in as many weeks. Our monitoring systems detected the sale of 5,000 January 19 puts for $0.25 at the same second yesterday. This is clearly a ...

  • Bulls following momentum in Gilead optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 4, 2017 11:24 AM EST

    Gilead Sciences is rebounding today, and traders are betting on more gains by the end of this week. Our scanners show that 3,000 Weekly 75.50 calls expiring this Friday were purchased for $0.40 to $1.57 ...

  • Bears targeting two iPhone suppliers optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 4, 2017 9:22 AM EST

    Two key iPhone suppliers are drawing downside option activity after weekend reports that Apple plans to cut production. Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei, citing calculations by Apple partners, estimated ...

  • Range Resources attracts upside bet optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 4, 2017 9:01 AM EST

    Oil gave up multi-month gains yesterday, but a large trade remains bullish on Range Resources. Although OPEC production cuts began as scheduled over the long New Year weekend, crude pulled back from an ...

  • How calls are looking for Exelixis rally optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 4, 2017 8:49 AM EST

    Traders are looking for Exelixis to resume its uptrend of recent months. Our monitoring program shows that about 5,100 January 17 calls were purchased for $0.30 to $0.40 yesterday. This represents fresh ...

  • Viacom faces large downside strategy optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 4, 2017 8:18 AM EST

    A big trade is positioning for more potential declines in Viacom. Our market scanners show that 18,750 January 32.50 puts were sold for $0.15 while 18,750 March 32.50 puts were purchased for $1 yesterday. ...

  • Trade sees halt to slide in BlackBerry optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 4, 2017 7:47 AM EST

    At least one large trader apparently believes that further declines will be limited in BlackBerry. Our tracking programs detected the purchase of 3,600 January 8 puts for $1.09 and the sale of 3,600 June ...

  • Is Kroger getting ready to pull back? optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 4, 2017 7:16 AM EST

    Traders apparently believe that shares of Kroger may drop in coming months. Our monitoring systems detected bearish option activity in two strikes yesterday:   4,000 February 32 puts were bought mostly ...

  • Large trades look for paydirt in silver optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 3, 2017 11:53 AM EST

    Traders are looking for silver to rebound in early this year. Precious metals and their miners sold off in the second half of 2016 but have been holding their ground in recent days. Today our systems have ...

  • What's behind put surge in industrials optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 3, 2017 9:22 AM EST

    Industrials have pulled back from all-time highs reached early last month, and traders are positioning for more potential declines. Industrial stocks were among the biggest winners on hopes of infrastructure ...

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