The stock is up 4.32% at $50.90.
From What's Trading:
Bullish flow detected in Anadarko Petroleum (APC), with 23,850 calls trading, or 2x the recent avg daily call volume in the name. Shares are up $1.81 to $50.50 after The Australian published a story saying that APC is on BHP’s radar screen as a possible acquisition target.
‘A senior figure in the global energy industry is convinced that the “second target” for BHP is Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, telling The Australian he believed the US oil and gas independent was firmly on BHP’s radar. BHP declined to comment for this article.’ (Link). In options action, the focus is on APC Sep 50, 52.5 and 55 calls. Nov 55 calls are among the most actives as well....