Two large blocks (7500 contracts ea.) of Cisco (P/C Chart, news, volatility) January 2010 calls at the $20 strike recently traded bid-side for $1.19 and $1.20 per contract. The activity is possibly part of a buy-write, as a block of 525K CSCO shares traded three minutes later. It comes ahead of earnings after the close Wednesday.
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