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Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday’s regular session.

  • QEP Resources Inc (NYSE: QEP) Feb 17.0 Puts Sweep: 1944 @ ASK $0.70: 8767 traded vs 1 OI: Earnings 2/22 After Close (est) $17.81 Ref
  • Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) Jan 15.5 Puts Sweep: 1781 @ ASK $0.251: 5030 traded vs 692 OI: Earnings 2/22 After Close (est) $15.85 Ref
  • GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) Feb 10.0 Puts Sweep: 1107 @ ASK $0.75: 5446 traded vs 783 OI: Earnings 2/9 Before Open (est) $11.11 Ref
  • SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE: SEAS) Mar 19.0 Puts: 5000 @ ASK $1.15: 5000 traded vs 306 OI: Earnings 2/23 Before Open (est) $18.87 Ref
  • Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) Jan 41.0 Puts Sweep: 662 @ ASK $0.22: 1041 traded vs 331 OI: Earnings 2/23 Before Open (est) $43.68 Ref
  • Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) Feb 50.0 Puts Sweep: 1843 @ ASK $1.40: 1898 traded vs 672 OI: Earnings 1/26 Before Open (est) $51.74 Ref
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: TSM) Jan 29.0 Puts Sweep: 1500 @ ASK $0.40: 1500 traded vs 778 OI: Earnings Today Before Open $29.79 Ref
  • Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: HIMX) Mar $8 Put; 5000 @Bid @$2.10; Ref=$6.00

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