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Comcast Drops Bid, Disney Call Prices Pick up

Comcast Drops Bid, Disney Call Prices Pick up

Bullish investors likely wanted to position themselves for a rally in Disney stock, with the pending acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox but wished to do so with limited downside risk.

United Continental Call Prices Fly After Earnings

United Continental Call Prices Fly After Earnings

United Continental Holdings Inc's shares flew higher on strong quarterly results Wednesday, July 18, handing huge gains to bullish option traders.

Why VF Corp. Call Prices Doubled, Before Earnings

Why VF Corp. Call Prices Doubled, Before Earnings

Bullish options traders double their money in VF Corp. on Monday, July 16, ahead of quarterly results due at the end of the week.

Pretium Resources Calls Quadruple

Pretium Resources Calls Quadruple

These call buyers may have placed their call purchases on the belief that the miners of precious metals would report good production numbers.

Marvell Merger News Bears Fruit for Options Players

Marvell Merger News Bears Fruit for Options Players

The August $20 calls sold for $2.31 on Thursday, nearly twice their purchase price.

Bulls Drill for Fast Profits in the U.S. Oil Fund

Bulls Drill for Fast Profits in the U.S. Oil Fund

Investors likely believed that OPEC and its partner nations would reach a tempered agreement with crude production hikes.

Put Options Earn SPDR S&P 500 Bears Quick Gains

Put Options Earn SPDR S&P 500 Bears Quick Gains

Long puts lock the price where investors may sell a stock no matter how far it might drop, gaining value in a selloff with the potential for significant leverage.

Rent-A-Center Bulls Quadruple Their Money

Rent-A-Center Bulls Quadruple Their Money

The investors likely bet that the beaten-down home furnishings rental company's earnings and share price would rebound.