Eastman Kodak (EK) is down 24 cents to $5.69 and has been under pressure since Thursday morning when EK said it expects to raise $700 mln through financing transactions and also lowered 2009 earnings guidance. Options are busy for a 2nd day, with total volume running 5X the average daily. Like Thursday, April 6 calls are leading the order flow. 33.8K traded — 81 percent hitting ask-side. A lot of the activity has been on the ISE, where sentiment data indicate that customers have bought-to-open an impressive 17K EK calls today. IV = 99 (-10).
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