Cheniere Energy draws bullish spread
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LNG is down 0.9 percent to $14.38, in the middle of a recent range that is continuing to contract. The liquefied natural-gas company was reached a 52-week high of $18.92 in early May.
A trader bought 10,000 December 16 calls for $1.23 against open interest of 12,439 contracts, according to optionMONSTER's tracking systems. At the same time, he or she sold 20,000 December 19 calls for the bid price of $0.40 with volume above open interest of 7,843 at that strike.
This could be a trader rolling a short-call position to a higher strike while doubling the size of the contracts. But it is more likely a call ratio spread, which would cost the trader $0.43 (and have margin requirements on the additional short calls). The maximum gain would come if LNG is right around $19 at that last expiration of the year. (See our Education section)