Sun Micro (JAVA) is down 4 cents to $8.14 and options volume is running 3X the average daily. Most of the action is in the Jan10 7.5 – 9 call spread, which has been bought 30000X at $1.05. This looks like either a roll down in strikes or a straight purchase. Either way, it seems like a bullish play ahead of an expected EU decision regarding Oracle’s bid for JAVA, which values Sun at $9.50 per share in cash.
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