LDK Solar (LDK) is down $1.48 to $7.82 after reporting a 21-cent per share loss for the first quarter. Analysts were looking for a 13-cent loss. Shares are down and options volume is picking up. Sentiment is mixed, with 6700 calls and 11000 puts traded. June 10 calls are the most actives, with 2665 traded. Looks like some premium buyers are taking advantage of today’s weekness to take positions in the contract, which is 27.9 percent out of the money with four weeks left until expiration. LDK implied volatility is down to 104, from about 125 yesterday.
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