Unusual Options Activity: GPS, CLDX, CAT, and PAYX

Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) put volume surged following a weak second-quarter earnings outlook

by Josh Selway

Published on Aug 11, 2015 at 4:56 PM

The Dow took a 212-point step back, following China's decision to devalue the yuan. Across all 12 options exchanges, 7.89 million calls crossed, compared to 8.50 million puts. The day's put/call volume ratio closed at 1.07. 

Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) puts changed hands at 19 times what's normally seen, after the company issued a disappointing earnings outlook for the second quarterCelldex Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLDX) put volume finished at 22 times the norm, after the company's downbeat quarterly report. 

Call volume on Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) ran at four times the expected daily pace. Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) call volume was 47 times higher than normal. 


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