Trader sees floor beneath Honeywell
Mike Yamamoto | [email protected]
optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the sale of 1,782 April 55 puts in 11 seconds yesterday, led by a print of 1,500 that went for $0.13. The volume was about 12 times higher than the strike's open interest of just 150 contracts before the day's trading began, clearly showing that this is a new position.
This put seller is looking for HON to stay above $55 through expiration in mid-April. If the stock falls below that strike price, the trader will face the obligation to buy the stock at that level. (See our Education section)
HON, which will hold its annual investor conference on March 6, fell 1.34 percent to $68.95 yesterday. The industrial and aerospace conglomerate hit a lifetime high of $71.43 last Wednesday before dropping with the rest of the market.
Total option volume in HON was 8,220 contracts yesterday, 60 percent higher than its daily average of 5,131 for the last month.