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December 3, 2016

BHI

Bulls targeting Baker Hughes

Sat 2:29 AM CT

3,000 January 67.50 calls bought mostly for $1 against open interest of 488 contracts.

December 2, 2016

EFA

Cautious trade before vote in Italy

Fri 12:36 PM CT

A large trade is positioning for a possible drop in a global exchange-traded fund ahead of this weekend's constitutional referendum in Italy.

HLT

Bulls come back for more in Hilton

Fri 11:08 AM CT

The hotel operator is up 12 percent in the last month, and traders are buying calls in the name for the second session in a row.

SBUX

Starbucks get vote of confidence

Fri 10:01 AM CT

The coffee giant is trading lower after announcing that Howard Schultz is stepping down as CEO, but traders apparently believe that further declines will be limited.

XLK

Puts indicate more caution in tech

Fri 8:14 AM CT

Technology has lagged other sectors in the recent rally, and option activity underscores concerns about more downside potential.

GLD

Big trade looks for bounce in gold

Fri 7:47 AM CT

Precious metals have taken a beating in recent months, but a large position is apparently looking for a rebound in gold by the spring.

XLP

Consumer staples face put buying

Fri 7:16 AM CT

As bulls have charged into riskier stocks, money has flowed out of consumer staples. And one large trade is prepared for that trend to continue.

XLF

How traders are playing financials

Fri 6:45 AM CT

Financials have led the post-election rally, but option activity in two funds yesterday indicated that option traders are beginning to show a little more caution.

December 1, 2016

DOW

A vote of confidence for industrials?

Thu 11:36 AM CT

Heavy put selling in Dow Chemical may reflect confidence in the broad industrial rally, at least in the near term.

SMH

Why large trade is cautious on chips

Thu 10:07 AM CT

Semiconductors have been a strong cyclical growth trade in the post-election rally, but some leading chip makers have been pulling back this week.

HUM

How investors are playing health care

Thu 8:14 AM CT

The SPDR Health Care Fund has given up all of its gains since the presidential election, but some companies are showing signs of life.

BAC

Huge upside bet on Bank of America

Thu 7:47 AM CT

Many financials are at levels not seen since the crash of 2008, but yesterday's largest option trade sees more upside for the banking giant.

WFT

Weatherford trade curbs enthusiasm

Thu 7:16 AM CT

Even after the energy sector's big rally yesterday, apparently not everyone is convinced that all oil stocks will go to the moon.

DEPO

What's behind put trade in Depomed

Thu 6:45 AM CT

The specialty-drug developer reported bearish quarterly results on Nov. 7 and is down 12 percent in the last month.

November 30, 2016

PRU

Why trader is selling Prudential calls

Wed 11:30 AM CT

The insurance firm has been ripping higher with the rest of the sector, but a large investor apparently believes that further gains will be limited.

HBI

Bulls back for more in Hanesbrand

Wed 10:13 AM CT

The underwear maker is down 12 percent in the last three months but is attracting bullish option activity for the second session in a row.

WTW

Puts mounting in Weight Watchers

Wed 9:51 AM CT

The weight-loss company has jumped 9 percent in the last month, but traders are preparing for a possible drop by early next year.

HOG

Bulls keep riding Harley-Davidson

Wed 8:22 AM CT

The motorcycle icon is up 14 percent in the last three months, and one investor is looking for the uptrend to continue through the end of the year.

XME

Upside bet on metals, mining fund

Wed 8:02 AM CT

The SPDR S&P Metals & Mining Fund has soared 27 percent in the last month, and a large investor is rolling calls for more gains.

NKE

Nike trade reduces bullish position

Wed 7:47 AM CT

A large investor is looking for gains the athletic-apparel giant in coming weeks but is shrinking the size of the position.

THO

Investor rolling with Thor Industries

Wed 7:16 AM CT

The maker of recreational vehicles spiked higher on strong quarterly results yesterday, and one trader is looking for even more gains.

BK

Put buyer hits Bank of N.Y. Mellon

Wed 6:45 AM CT

The financial firm has rallied 14 percent in the last three months, but one large trader is positioning for a possible pullback in coming weeks.

INFY

Long-term support seen in Infosys

Wed 6:14 AM CT

The technology outsourcing company has fallen 8 percent in the last three months, but traders apparently see support through early 2018.

November 29, 2016

JD

Are bulls back in the China shop?

Tue 12:31 PM CT

Chinese stocks have been making a comeback recently, and option traders are looking for more gains in coming months.

DIS

What's behind calls in Walt Disney

Tue 11:55 AM CT

Traders are apparently looking for the media and entertainment giant to rally after its next earnings report in February.

RH

Restoration Hardware draws calls

Tue 10:20 AM CT

The home-furnishings retailer has risen 27 percent in the last month, and traders are looking for more gains by Christmas.

LVS

Bulls betting on Las Vegas Sands

Tue 9:07 AM CT

The casino operator reported bullish quarterly results on Nov. 3 and has risen 23 percent in the last three months.

SWC

Long-term upside bet in Stillwater

Tue 8:22 AM CT

The platinum and palladium producer has jumped 14 percent in the last month, and one investor is looking for more gains by early 2018.

WDC

Western Digital draws upside play

Tue 8:02 AM CT

An investor is rolling calls forward in the digital-storage company, which has already soared 31 percent in the last three months.

BBBY

Put buyers hit Bed Bath & Beyond

Tue 7:47 AM CT

The home-products retailer has risen 12 percent in the last month, but traders are positioning for a possible drop by Christmas.

WYN

Is Wyndham ready for a pullback?

Tue 7:16 AM CT

The hotel operator has surged 17 percent in the last month, but traders apparently believe that it may have run too far too fast.

TTWO

Take-Two given more time to rally

Tue 6:45 AM CT

The game developer is up 16 percent in the last month three months, and one investor is giving the stock another year to advance.

AEO

Bearish trade hits American Eagle

Tue 6:16 AM CT

A trader is extending a downside position in the fashion retailer, which is scheduled to report earnings after the market closes tomorrow.

November 28, 2016

HRTX

How one investor is playing Heron

Mon 12:47 PM CT

A large trade is apparently anticipating good news on two fronts from the biotechnology company by early next year.

HUN

Huntsman facing downside positions

Mon 11:28 AM CT

Traders are positioning for a possible drop in the chemical company, which has fallen 17 percent in the last month.

CIEN

Puts target Ciena ahead of earnings

Mon 10:03 AM CT

The network-technology company, which has risen 10 percent in the last month, is scheduled to report earnings before the market opens on Dec. 8.

PYPL

Trader sees little downside in PayPal

Mon 9:08 AM CT

A large put seller apparently believes that there is a floor in shares of the online-payment service, which is up 7 percent in the last three months.

THO

What's behind Thor Industries calls

Mon 8:28 AM CT

Motor homes have ridden a wave of economic optimism and strong results. A call roll Friday bet on another strong quarterly report tonight.

CLR

Upside play doubled in Continental

Mon 8:14 AM CT

An investor is increasing a bullish position in the oil and natural-gas producer, which has risen 9 percent in the last three months.

LLY

Investor looks for a rebound in Lilly

Mon 8:02 AM CT

The drug company has dropped 13 percent in the last three months, but one investor is counting on a bounce by Christmas.

JNPR

How call buyers are playing Juniper

Mon 7:47 AM CT

The network-technology company has gained 13 percent in the last three months, and investors see the potential for more upside.

FXI

Trades see bounce in Chinese fund

Mon 7:16 AM CT

Investors are looking for a bounce in the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index Fund, which is down 3 percent in the last month.

CLF

Bulls aren't done with Cliffs Natural

Mon 6:45 AM CT

The iron-ore and coal miner has rocketed 56 percent in the last three months, and traders are playing for even more gains.

FRGI

Fiesta Restaurant sees upside bets

Mon 6:14 AM CT

The Latin-themed restaurant operator is up 28 percent in the last three months, and traders are hungry for more gains by spring.

APA

Short-term puts buying hits Apache

Mon 5:47 AM CT

The natural-gas and oil producer is up 21 percent in the last three months, but traders are positioning for a possible pullback this week.

ECA

Is Encana preparing for a pullback?

Mon 5:16 AM CT

The oil and natural-gas producer has rallied 25 percent in the last three months, but December put buyers are positioning for a possible drop.

NE

Calls following momentum in Noble

Mon 4:45 AM CT

Traders are making cheap bets on more gains in the offshore energy-drilling contractor, which has jumped 8 percent in the last week.

RIG

Transocean gets vote of confidence

Mon 4:14 AM CT

The offshore energy driller has jumped 17 percent in the last month, and one large position is looking for the stock to hold its ground.

XLU

Put seller shows support for utilities

Mon 3:47 AM CT

A trader apparently believes that downside potential is limited in the SPDR Utilities Fund, which is down 7 percent in the last three months.

November 25, 2016

OXY

Put volume mounting in Occidental

Fri 10:52 AM CT

The oil producer has been trending lower since the summer, and put buyers are positioning for more downside potential.

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