Yesterday was a dark day for financials, but SunTrust Banks got some sunshine.
OptionMonster’s tracking systems lit up with buying in the October 30 calls, which are way out in time and in price. More than 5,000 were purchased, mostly for $0.10, compared with previous open interest of just 200 contracts.
Those calls lock in the price of buying the stock in the next three months. Earnings come out this morning, so the traders are clearly looking beyond that event and are viewing the future through some rose-colored glasses.
If SunTrust rallies, the calls have the potential to appreciate significantly because they’re so cheap. But if no move occurs, they will expire worthless.
Suntrust shares fell 2.02 percent to $24.24 in yesterday's session. Total option volume was almost 11 times greater than average in the name.
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