Sequenom (SQNM) is up 36 cents to $3.31 and implied volatility is also rallying on talk the biotech has put itself up for sale — Briefing. 13K calls traded, which is 6X the expected for the first 90 minutes and almost 10X the number of puts. Trading is heavy in Oct and Nov 3 and 4 calls. Implied volatility (average) is moving up to 138, from about 120 late Tuesday.
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