The top options trade so far today is a block of 8724 Moody’s (MCO) August 12.5 puts on the 60-cent bid. Shares are up 9 cents to $19.39 and the trade looks like a put writer opening a new position. 9,000 now traded vs. 1339 in open interest. Implied volatility in MCO is down 1.5 percent to 72, compared to a 52-week high and low of about 79 and 27.
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