Seeing put volume picking up in some of the semi equipment companies. Altera (ALTR) is one of them. Although the ALTR June 22.5 calls are the most actives, of todays 17,470 contracts traded, most of the volume is due to a sale of 12,000 calls. Meanwhile, the June 22.5 puts are being bought and directional sentiment based on todays total ALTR volume is 74 percent bearish. Puts are also active Xilinx (XLNX), Lam Research (LRCX) and Applied Materials (AMAT).
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