Pfizer (PFE) is up 13 cents to $17.79 and options volume is running 2X the average daily, with 74K calls and 46K puts traded on the session. Oct and Nov 17 puts are the most actives and included some spread buyers, paying 32 cents, 5000X in morning action, and probably rolling bullish positions from one month to the next. Another player paid 32 cents, 5000X, for Nov 17 puts, in a position tied (delta neutral) to shares at $17.83. Overall, the sentiment seems mildly bullish towards the pharmaceutical maker after JP Morgan upgraded PFE to Overweight and a $21 price target. Implied volatility (average) is steady today around 30 and ahead of earnings Tuesday, before market.
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