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Sirius XM gets vote of confidence

Chris McKhann (chris.mckhann@optionmonster.com)

A huge put sale is apparently looking for Sirius XM Radio to hold current levels in coming weeks.

optionMONSTER systems detected the sale of 32,000 November 4 SIRI puts for the bid price of $0.07. This is clearly a new position, as the volume was more than 6 times the previous open interest at that strike.

The trader is looking for SIRI to hold above $4 in the next three weeks. If it does, he or she will keep the $0.07 credit as as profit.

This suggests that the trader doesn't see much downside potential for the satellite-radio company. The put seller also takes on the risk of having to buy 3.2 million shares of SIRI if they fall below $4 by expiration in mid-November. (See our Education section)

SIRI is up 0.36 percent to $4.14 this morning, the highest level for the stock since the end of 2006. Shares were below $4 a week ago.

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