Bullish Orders Hitting OptionHacker in ASML Holding NV (ASML) On a Quiet Day

ASML Holding NV (ASML), is a Netherlands based designer and manufacturer of semi-conductor processing equipment used for the production of integrated circuits, CPUs, computer memory and more. As of the time of this post (10:00AM CST), ASML is currently trading up 0.03% on the day, to 109.33. The stock has continued to press the 52 week highs over the last several trading sessions after rallying back from a brief pullback that began earlier in the month.

This morning at around 9:00AM CST, OptionHacker detected and flagged some unusually bullish options activity in the ASML Feb ’15 120 strike calls. A large buyer stepped in and lifted the offer of $1.35 on an 818 lot of these calls, an opening transaction that went off against an open interest of exactly zero. This bullish options flow indicates that the buyer of these calls anticipates approximately 9% more continued upside in ASML going into the February 20th, 2015 monthly option expiration. As the stock continues to press the highs of the year, this position may be worth monitoring, but as of this time I have not decided to chase up this bullish opening transaction.
Trade: Trader bought 818 ASML Feb 120 calls for $1.35
Risk: $135 per 1 lot
Reward: Unlimited
Breakeven: $121.35

Andrew Keene

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