A large trade is looking for a big move up or down by homebuilder PulteGroup in the next seven months.
optionMONSTER systems show that 4,000 April 14 puts traded for $0.98 yesterday. This is clearly a new position, as volume was more than twice the strike's previous open interest.
Seconds later, a block of 100,000 PHM shares traded for $16.65. The combined stock and option activity creates an overall long-volatility play that is looking for PHM to make a sharp move higher or lower by mid-April 2014. (See our Education section)
PHM finished yesterday down 0.42 percent to $16.50. The stock was above $18 two weeks ago and at a 52-week low of $14.23 in mid-August.
More than 10,000 PHM options changed hands on the day, twice its daily average in the last month.
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