Virgin Media is caught in a tug of war
David Russell | firstname.lastname@example.org
VMED is down 0.98 percent to $32.50 after hitting $32.95 after the open, just below its 52-week highs. Shares of the U.K.-based cable and media and company bounced hard off support under $22 at the beginning of June and have been running higher ever since.
optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected early buying in the December 32 puts, which saw 2,000 contracts trade for $1. But our Heat Seeker program then showed that 5,000 March 37 calls were purchased for $0.50.
The volume at each strike was well above open interest at the beginning of the day, indicating new activity. Overall option volume at all strikes is already 5 times its full-session average, and calls outnumber puts by nearly 2 to 1.
(A version of this post appeared on InsideOptions Pro this morning.)