Bulls Mine for Gains in Cameco

Wall Street Bull
Eightfish | Image Bank | Getty Images

Uranium producer Cameco has run rapidly since November, and yesterday the options volume was bullish.

OptionMonster's tracking systems detected unusual activity in the February 22 calls, with the largest trade pricing for $0.70, and the March 22s, which went for $0.90. The volume was above the previous open interest at each strike, showing that new money was being put to work.

Calls lock in the price where shares can be bought and can provide significant leverage if the stock rallies. But these contracts will expire worthless in the absence of a move.

Cameco closed up 1.23 percent to $21.48, up nicely from its lows under $17 late last year. More than 10,000 options changed hands in the session and were dominated by 9,300 calls, a reflection of the bullish sentiment.

—By CNBC Contributor Pete Najarian

Additional News: Deluge of Downgrades—What to Make of It?

Additional Views: Bulls Find Treasure in Junk-Bond Fund


Options Trading School:


Pete Najarian is a professional investor, CNBC contributor, regular co-host of CNBC's "Fast Money" and co-founder of OptionMonster.com. Najarian has no positions in CCJ.