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Pfizer (PFE): Battling Back?

Very heavy first hour call buying in Pfizer…..over 25,000 call options have been bought so far today. Specifically, over 11,000 of the regular February expiration $38.5 strike calls have traded most around the $.28-.30 level. See Doug’s earlier post on the...

Viacom CBS(VIAC): Picking a bottom?

Significant call option buying in Viacom CBS (VIAC) as the stock hits a new 52 week low. At $34.70, a buyer bought 3,600 June $40 calls at $.84 and then over 5,000 Sept. $42.5 calls traded around $.87. This is by far and away the cheapest name in the media universe,...

Gilead Sciences (GILD): Signs of Stirring?

Have seen quite a pick up in option activity in recent days in Gilead Sciences (GILD). Yesterday over 10,000 March $67.5 calls were purchased at various prices up to $.95 (closed today at $1.10). Today, saw almost the same amount of the Jan 31st weekly $64.5 calls...

Comcast (CMCSA): Speculative Upside

One of the largest volume leaders in option land today belongs to Comcast (CMCSA). With the stock just over $45, over 50,000 of the March 50 calls have traded mostly around $.23 zone. Comcast sat out much of the Dec and early January rally, with the stock muddling...