Coeur D’alene Mines (CDE, news, chart) is seeing bullish order flow early. The stock is up 13 cents to $2.76 amid strength in gold mining shares. The PHLX Gold and Silver Mining Index (.XAU), of which CDE is a component, is up 1.80 to 173.51 after the precious metal rose $14.90 to $917.80 an ounce. In the options market, 18,000 CDE calls traded, compared to 2,000 puts. The September 2.5s are the most actives. 16,600 contracts have already crossed the tape, with 84 percent of today’s volume trading offerside. With open interest of 9,286, today’s action hints at speculative call buying in anticipation of further upward movement in Coeur D’alene’s share price.
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