Valero (VLO) options are active and implied volatility is higher after the co lowered earnings guidance and announced plans for a 40 mln share offering. The oil refiner said it expects to lose 50 cents for the second quarter. What??? Analysts were looking for a 76-cent profit! Shares are down $3.83 to $18.55 and not far from session lows. 36K calls and 31K puts traded. Implied volatility jumped to 57, from about 48 the day before.
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