Micron Tech Elevated Options Trading (MU)

Posted in Options 
December 21st, 2009

Micron Technology Inc. (NYSE: MU) is a chaser stock today with teh stock at fresh 52-week highs.  There is options activity in the stock, some of which may be roll-out activity as this is the first day without the DEC-2009 options any longer, and some is chasing the gains elsewhere in tech and chips after an Intel upgrade.  There are some probably using the “buyout rumor” out there, although we would caution on that in the case of Micron.  If a giant wanted to buy it, it could have been done far cheaper when times were tougher.  At 1:11 PM EST we have shares up 5.7% at $9.29 on 21.6 million shares.  Average volume is 25.6 million shares and the 52-week trading range is 2.12 to $9.28 (now).  Here is the options trading in the name (C-Call; P-Put):

JAN$    Volume    OpInt.
7.50C    9,173    70,261
9.00C    4,227    37,245
10.00C    11,540    18,062
JAN$    Volume    OpInt.
9.00P    12,739    3,156
APRIL$    Volume    OpInt.
8.00C    8,327    14,237
9.00C    409    4,375
10.00C    8,321    4,305

JON C. OGG
DECEMBER 21, 2009

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