Yahoo (YHOO) is seeing action after CNBCs Faber reported that Carl Icahn is considering launching a proxy fight at the company. If Icahn can win three or four seats, it could pave the way for a deal with Microsoft (MSFT). However, the deadline for nominating a slate is Thursday. Shares reacted positively to the announcement. After falling to session lows of $24.39 a share, YHOO was recently up 90 cents to $26.16. In the options market, some bullish positioning is being seen as well. 193,000 YHOO calls have traded on the session, and more than double the number of put options.
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