Starting the unusual activity for the day, we have a big call buyer in EBAY, and some big volume in RHT.

Calls trade in EBAY- big call buyer


Shares of EBAY Inc. (EBAY) are down .07 to 52.62 today.? EBAY is near the middle of the 52 week range.

Today paper traded 19686 EBAY Nov 55 calls for 1.46. ?

  • The ADV is 46k contracts.
  • The OI is 3721 contracts.

Volume went up in 1 huge block.? ?The calls traded just off the offer on huge size.? The trader is looking for a big move higher and there was no tag tying these options with stock.? IV is up slightly in Nov indicative of some option buying.

  • 30-day implied volatility is 30%.
  • 10-day implied volatility is 32%.
  • 30-day implied volatility is trading below the 10-day realized volatility.

eBay Inc., is a global technology company. The Company enables commerce through three reportable segments: Marketplaces, Payments, and GSI. The Company by providing online platforms, tools and services to help individuals and small, medium and merchants around the globe engage in online and mobile commerce and payments, the Company can facilitate transactions.


Size calls trade in RHT- big volume inside the market


Shares of RedHat Inc (RHT) trade down 3.21 to 57.42 today. ?RHT is near the middle of the 52 week range.

Today paper traded 6006 RHT Jan 62.5 calls for 1.75.

  • The ADV 2530 contracts.
  • The OI is 398 contracts.

Volume went up in one big block.? The .options were marked adjusted terms which means the prices could have changed after the print. There was a large block of stock going up near the time of the option print so this trade could be tied to stock.? Either way the trader is looking for some big moves.

  • 30-day implied volatility is 24%. ?
  • 10-day implied volatility is 17%.
  • 30-day implied volatility is trading above the 10-day realized volatility

Red Hat, Inc. (Red Hat) is a global provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to develop and offer operating system, middleware, virtualization, storage and cloud technologies.