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Mike Khouw Sees Unusual Options Activity In Facebook


On CNBC's "Options Action," Mike Khouw spoke about an unusual options activity in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) ahead of earnings. The company is going to report earnings on Wednesday and the options market is implying a move of 6.5% in either direction. The stock has moved around 7% on earnings on the longer-term period but in the last four quarters, it moved around 10%.

The largest trade of the session was a purchase of 6,800 contracts of the July 180 puts for $0.50. Ultimately, over 11,000 contracts of the July 180 puts exchanged hands. The trade breaks even at $179.50 or 11.30 percent below the closing price on Tuesday.

See Also: A Historical Look At How Facebook Shares Trade After Earnings

Facebook closed Tuesday's session at 202.36 per share.


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