STOCKS NEWS US-Total option open interest rises by 5.89 mln contracts

Fri Oct 4, 2013 10:24am EDT
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Real-time equity news [E U] U.S. stock market report 1015 ET 04Oct2013-Total option open interest increases by 5.89 mln contracts --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A total of 18.1 million contracts changed hands in the U.S.-listed options market on Thursday, resulting in net open interest growth of 2.87 million calls and 3.02 million puts, according to Trade Alert.

Micron Technology Inc, United Parcel Service Inc, JPMorgan Chase and Co and Facebook Inc attracted the greatest increase in option open positions, data from Trade Alert showed.

The top five new positions opened include 53,000 UPS January 2015 $110 strike calls; 50,000 UPS January 2015 $120 calls; 34,000 Tesoro Corp February 2014 $60 strike calls; 20,000 United States Steel Corp January 2014 $22 strike puts; and 19,000 BlackBerry Ltd weekly $8 strike puts expiring Oct. 11, Trade Alert said.

Reuters Messaging: 0717 ET 04Oct2013-Economic and earnings diary for Oct. 4 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Economic data expected on Friday includes the weekly index of economic activity from the Economic Cycle Research Institute. The previously scheduled employment report for September is postponed due to the government shutdown.

No S&P 500 companies were scheduled to report earnings on Friday.