Earthlink (ELNK, news, chart, volatility) volume jumped to two times typical levels Friday. 6,044 puts and only 45 calls traded on the day. Most of the volume was in the January 2010 puts at the 5 line after investor sold 6,000 contracts. Open interest increased by about 6,000, suggesting an opening put sale. If so, the strategist collected 75 cents and might be willing to buy ELNK for $5 per share between now and January 2010 and or let the puts expire worthless. ENLK is at $6.66.
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