Jefferies says $2B-$3B verdict would be bullish for Anadarko Jefferies notes closing arguments concluded yesterday in Tronox's (TROX) case against Anadarko (APC). The firm says one of court's questions implied $2B-$3B would be the minimum acceptable to the U.S. for clean-up. Jefferies believes a judgment against Anadarko in this price range would be a bullish outcome as it estimates at least $4B is priced into Anadarko shares.
Anadarko August calls active Anadarko August 72 and 73.5 calls are active on total call volume of 7K contracts (1K puts) on takeover speculation. August call option implied volatility is at 55, August weekly is at 44, September is at 40; compared to its 52-week range of 22 to 56. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement.