The bulls and bears are fighting for control over Virgin Media
as the stock eyes new highs.
VMED is down 0.98 percent to $32.50 after hitting $32.95 after the
open, just below its 52-week highs. Shares of the U.K.-based cable
and media and company bounced hard off support under $22 at the
beginning of June and have been running higher ever since.
optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected early buying in the
December 32 puts, which saw 2,000 contracts trade for $1. But our
Heat Seeker program then showed that 5,000 March 37 calls were
purchased for $0.50.
The volume at each strike was well above open interest at the
beginning of the day, indicating new activity. Overall option
volume at all strikes is already 5 times its full-session average,
and calls outnumber puts by nearly 2 to 1.
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