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Macro / Thematic
VIX VIX Futures- 25,000 of the May 25 /30 1x2 call spread was bought for $0.375. The May 22.5 / 30 1x2 call spread was bought for $0.50, 10,000x. The March 22.5 / 24 1x2 call spread was bought for $0.11, 10,000x. Looks to be a hedge.
SLV iShares Silver Trust (ETF) March $35 straddle trades 4050x
TIVO TiVo Inc. – An investor bought 5800 March 12 calls for $0.10 and sold 6000 March 9 puts at $0.46. Nice credit for a play to pin to 9 or a push even higher on the back of a historically bullish options expiration.
ERTS Electronic Arts Inc. - A large bullish trade in Electronic Arts with the investor buying 25,000 January’12 22.5 calls for $1.03 and selling 55,000 March 20 calls at $0.04 to close. Looks like a roll up and out. ERTS is flagging here.
CAG ConAgra Foods, Inc. - 5000 of the January 25 calls were bought for $0.80 per contract. It was tied to 165k shares at $23.30.
CVS Caremark Corporation - ~6400 of the April 35 calls were bought for $0.38. The contracts were bought to open. Buy'n the dip trade.
LINTA Liberty Media Corp (Interactive) - 5000 July 16 puts were sold at $1.05 to open. 200 DMA is around 14ish.
NOV National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. - 2400 May 95 calls were bought for $0.70. If its not a hedge they are looking for all time highs.
ATPG ATP Oil & Gas Corporation - 1750 April 14 puts were bought for $0.36 to open, ahead of earnings. Targeting the 200DMA as shares have recently broken their uptrend and 50DMA.
Industrials / Materials
GE General Electric Company - 1000 December 21 calls were purchased for $1.31 to open. Trader buying the dip. I heard Doug Kass was buying GE today.
USU USEC Inc. - 4400 October 6 calls were sold at $0.25. Appears to be an opening call write. The contract is almost 30 percent out-of-the-money.
CERN Cerner Corporation - One strategist paid $2.60 for the April - June 100 put spread, 10,000x. The stock is in a strong up trend.
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. - 4000 April 15 puts were bought for $0.67, to open. $13.34 gap fill.
BAC Bank of America Corporation - 10,000 January'13 12.5 calls were purchased for $3.80. Stock in a triangle here.
GENZ Genzyme Corporation - 12,500 July 75 calls were sold at $1.50.