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Bullish Options Traders Slam Lyft Calls After Uncle Sam Sinks Stock

by | Oct 11, 2022 | Options

We’re seeing some fantastic moves Tuesday — the S&P 500 jumped as much as 28 points higher from its previous close after a big gap down early in the session. 

Institutional order flow kept rolling in as the rally picked up steam — before dying into the close — leading to some aggressive bounces in tech names and allowing traders to play the dip. 

Rideshare platform Lyft saw its shares pummeled in a news-driven sell-off after The U.S. Department of Labor released a proposal that would require gig workers to be considered employees — which, if enacted, would smack down the company’s bottom line. 

The stock dropped 15.5% in the first 30 minutes of trading, but Tuesday’s rally helped shares jump more than 10% from its intraday low. 

Around noon, my scanners picked up massive call buying, with one big swinger scooping up 3,000 contracts of the Oct. 21 expiration, $12 strike calls for around $162,000 in premium! 

And that wasn’t the only top tech name surging Tuesday… 

  • Lyft Inc. (Nasdaq: LYFT): Oct. 21, $12 CALL. 
  • Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL): Oct. 14, $142 CALL.
  • Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA): Oct. 14, $220 CALL. 

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WRITTEN BY<br>Lance Ippolito

WRITTEN BY
Lance Ippolito

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