Varian Semiconductor (VSEA) is up 32 cents to $19.54 and total options volume is running at 4X the normal levels. 4,800 calls and 565 puts traded so far. May 17.5 and 20 calls are seeing interest and it looks like buyers are dominating the action. 59 percent of the volume is on the ISE where sentiment data suggest 65 percent isopening customer call buys.
Looks bullish. Will add to watch list for signs of additional bullish order flow.
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