Goldman Sachs Options Records (GS)

Posted in block volume, Options 
April 17th, 2010

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) saw major volume, of course, on all the news on Friday.  What we wanted to look at was the options activity in our weekend reviews, and the volume was massive.  The stock itself traded 102 million shares on the day it fell 12.8% at $160.70. The last time we have ever seen 100 million shares of Goldman trade was September 2008 :

APR10 CALLS Volume OpInt
160 11,782 4,031
165 13,345 5,532
170 13,882 8,605
175 5,855 10,756
180 4,797 17,358
185 1,177 18,064
APR10 PUTS Volume OpInt
150 2,613 7,639
155 7,568 10,161
160 17,405 12,167
165 6,167 14,992
170 3,357 17,583
175 1,791 10,418
180 1,680 8,312
MAY10 CALLS Volume OpInt
160 4,002 1,630
165 3,776 630
170 6,305 1,802
175 3,413 5,004
180 5,517 6,747
185 5,243 9,720
190 2,859 5,634
200 1,220 4,193
MAY10 PUTS Volume OpInt
120 3,675 350
125 1,715 106
130 1,323 219
135 1,342 464
140 1,730 519
145 2,658 18,751
150 4,204 2,153
155 2,324 3,826
160 4,457 4,787
165 2,283 5,026
170 1,763 20,615
JUL10 CALLS Volume OpInt
165 3,248 2,789
170 1,596 5,011
180 3,641 7,787
185 1,136 4,484
190 1,360 11,244
JUL10 PUTS Volume OpInt
150 1,353 9,592
155 1,865 3,136
160 1,518 12,696
170 1,306 2,883
JAN11 PUTS Volume OpInt
115 1,497 4,955
125 1,513 4,058
JAN12 PUTS Volume OpInt
140 1,116 1,709

JON C. OGG

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