Unusual Options Activity: MNKD, TTWO, PCP, and DF

Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) call volume ended 61 times higher than normal after its deal with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A)

by Josh Selway

Published on Aug 10, 2015 at 4:42 PM

The Dow exploded for a 200-point win today, putting its seven-session losing streak behind it. Across all 12 options exchanges, 7.22 million calls crossed, compared to 5.86 million puts. The day's put/call volume ratio closed at 0.81. 

MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) put volume ran at five times the average amount today after the company unveiled a slimmer-than-expected quarterly lossTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) puts crossed at 33 times the normal amount, ahead of tonight's earnings report. 

Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) calls crossed at 61 times the expected amount, after Warren Buffett's firm agreed to buy the company. Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) calls traded at 77 times the usual pace, after the company's quarterly earnings report and news of its chairman's surprise resignation sent the stock to the short-sale restricted list. 

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