Options Trading News

February 7, 2012  Tue 3:16 AM CT

Fiserv hit an all-time high after reporting earnings results at the end of last week, and traders are betting on even more upside in the financial-service technology company.

More than 3,000 June 75 calls were bought for $0.40 and $0.45 yesterday, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system. The previous open interest was just 125 contracts, so these are new positions.

FISV closed yesterday down 1.02 percent to $65.21. The company met fourth-quarter earnings estimates and beat revenue forecasts after last Thursday's close and spiked to a lifetime high of $60.66 the day after.

For the calls purchased yesterday to turn a profit, the stock would need to gain nearly 16 percent by the time they expire in mid-June.

Option volume in the name totaled 3,177, more than 12 times its daily average. Only 7 puts traded in the entire session, a reflection of yesterday's bullish bias.
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