Unusual Options Activity: HAL, SDRL, ACI, WDAY, PVH, and ORCL

Options volume exploded on commodity stocks, including Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL), and Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)

by Josh Selway

Published on Aug 27, 2015 at 4:45 PM

The Dow put in a strong showing once again, ending the day 369 points higher. Across all 12 options exchanges, 10.7 million calls crossed, compared to 10.2 million puts. The day's put/call volume ratio closed at 0.95 

Commodity stocks exploded higher today, leading call buyers to bet on extended gains from names such as Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL), and Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)Workday Inc (NYSE:WDAY) call volume ran at 13 times the norm, after the shares recovered from an early post-earnings tumble

For puts, PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH) saw the contracts cross at six times the norm after earnings. Elsewhere, puts on big-cap software firm Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) changed hands at three times the pace normally seen. 


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