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Options Stew: International Paper, Darden Restaurants, and Nike

A retrospective look at three equities heating up the options pits

by 9/9/2011 3:15:30 PM
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Welcome to Options Stew, where we take a look back at what's been cookin' in the option pits this week. Join us as we sample just a few of the unusual option plays from the past week, with our "recipe" broken down into three unique segments:

  • Spicy Calls: Examining an acquisition-related surge in call buying on International Paper Company (IP)
  • A Pinch of Puts: Analyzing the accelerated put volume on Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) in the wake of the company's revised earnings outlook
  • The Sweet Spot: Breaking down a conservatively optimistic credit spread on athletic apparel issue NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

So, whether you're a novice to the options arena or a seasoned option speculator, whet your palate with a helping of Options Stew by clicking the image below.


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