6,500 calls traded on homebuilder Hovnanian (HOV), or about 10X the expected for this time of day. Shares are outperforming, up 42 cents to $4.23, and it looks like buyers of Aug 5 and Sep 5 calls are hoping for additional upside. No obvious news to explain the action. Implied vols moving up to 107, from about 105 yesterday.
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