Sandisk (SNDK) gapped higher after Amtech analysts raised their price target on the stock to $21. The firm expects a solid pricing environment and a good earnings report, next Wednesday after market. Shares are up $1.38 to $17.58 and not far from session highs ($17.77). In the options market, trading is running 4X the usual, with 44K calls and 14K puts traded. On the ISE, where about 40 percent of today’s options have traded, sentiment data indicate 50 percent opening customer buyers. So, while some players might be selling to close ahead of the expiration and on today’s rally in the shares, others are probably opening new positions ahead of the earnings report. Implied vols steady at 69.
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