Options Surge: HCA Holdings Inc (HCA)

A single investor “in the know” has just purchased 4840 July $60 calls in HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCA) this morning.  The call buyer paid $0.40 at the ask price.  This was an opening position.  The total cost of the bet was $193,600.  That’s confidence.


HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA) is surging this morning, up one dollar or 1.7 % to $57.45, a new lifetime high.


It’s unclear (as it usually is) what motivated this investor to place such a large bet given the current information on HCA.  In fact, there is no news of interest the past couple weeks, so clearly this trade is based on information yet to be released right?

HCA Holdings Inc releases its second quarter earnings report on July 28.  It’s possible the trad is based on preliminary earnings reports.

HCA Holdings Inc owns and operates hospitals and health related entities.


Here’s the HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA) stock chart: