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Here's Why Options Traders Think A Twitter Takeover Could Happen After Board Meeting

Twitter NYSE:TWTR - Here's Why Options Traders Think A Twitter Takeover Could Happen After Board Meeting

Speaking on CNBC's Options Action, Mike Khouw said that options traders have been speculating for a long time about a takeover of Twitter Inc TWTR. All year long, call volume was three times higher than the puts volume and that also happened on Wednesday.

Khouw added that near-term options have become more expensive relative to the longer dated ones, which indicates that options traders think a deal could happen after the board meeting.

There was also a one large trade in the name. A trader bought 4,000 contracts of the October 22 call for $0.80. The breakeven for the trade is at $22.80 or almost 15 percent higher from the closing price on Wednesday.

The stock closed at $19.87. Shares rose more than 8.5 percent over the previous five trading sessions.

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