Options Activity Alert: Tesla Motors (TSLA)

TSLA – Tesla Motors Corp – Options on Tesla are among the most active on a single stock this morning amid strong gains in the price of the underlying shares after the company said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reaffirmed its 5-star rating for crashworthiness for Tesla’s Model S sedan. Shares in TSLA increased nearly 8.0% to $154.99, the highest level since November 6th, during the first thirty minutes of the holiday-shortened trading session.

Overall options volume is roughly 50% of the stock’s average daily volume as of the time of this writing, with roughly 77,000 contracts in play versus an average daily reading of around 151,000 contracts. Trading in TSLA calls is outpacing that of puts this morning, with the call/put ratio hovering just below 2.5 as of 10:45 a.m. EST. Shares are currently off their highest level of the morning, with the stock trading up 6.5% on the day at $152.80.

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Caitlin Duffy joined Interactive Brokers in 2009. In her role as Equity Options Analyst, Caitlin provides daily market commentary; highlighting various options trades, trading patterns and strategies of interest. Through Interactive Broker's webinar program, Ms. Duffy presents a number of educational, options-related events describing the theoretical pricing of options, the option Greeks as well as options strategies.

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