I mentioned on Sunday that CNI was splitting 2:1 on Wednesday. The plan was to buy the October $50 call after the split. That strike was not available on Wednesday but was added on Thursday at the bargain price of $2.95.
CNI - $47.50 Canadian National Railway
Canadian National Railway Company (CN), directly and through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. As of December 31, 2005, the Company had a network of approximately 19,200 route miles of track. CN's network spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, and the cities of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minnesota/Superior, Wisconsin, Green Bay, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis and Jackson, Mississippi, with connections to all points in North America. The Company's revenues are derived from the movement of seven commodity groups, including petroleum and chemicals, grain and fertilizers, coal, metals and minerals, forest products, intermodal and automotive.
Currently the longest option you can buy is the October series.
BUY October $50 Call CNI-JJ currently $2.95