Building-materials company USG is pulling off its highs, but put selling sees little to no downside ahead.Read more »
MBIA has been grinding higher, and one bullish trader is sticking around.
optionMONSTER’s Heat Seeker monitoring system detected the purchase of 5,000 September 12 calls for $0.73 and the sale of an equal number of September 15 calls for $0.22. Additionally, a block of 7,000 August 12 calls was sold at the same time for $0.38.Read more »
Traders began turning bullish on Williams earlier this month, and the upside activity is accelerating today.
optionMONSTER’s Heat Seeker system shows that 6,000 November 33 calls have traded against open interest of 5,543 contracts in less than 2 minutes this morning. The options appear to have been bought, with premiums starting at $0.17 and rising steadily until a single print of 4,619 traded at the ask price for $1.25 as the stock price rose.Read more »
A trader is positioning for limited gains in Rio Tinto even as it pushes higher this afternoon.Read more »
Traders are betting on a floor beneath shares of Rackspace as the stock tries to break its recent downtrend.Read more »
Thoratec has been rallying and one investor apparently thinks that the gains will continue.Read more »
The biggest single print of the day is in the iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund, where one trader is apparently looking for more volatility.Read more »
Gannett is up modestly with the rest of the market today, but one large option trader is taking a downside position ahead of the media company’s earnings report on Monday.Read more »
One investor is betting that CenturyLink will stay stuck in a range even as the telecom stock probes its recent highs.Read more »
The HYG corporate-bond fund is not far off its 52-week highs, but a large three-way trade is looking for a pullback.Read more »
Visa is not far the all-time highs it reached last week, and a large trader sees current levels holding.Read more »
Smithfield Foods has been dropping, and the bears are looking for more downside.
optionMONSTER’s Depth Charge monitoring program detected the purchase of 2,500 August 19 puts for $0.75. An equal number of August 21 puts were sold for $1.75, but volume was below open interest.Read more »