From Steve Smith. MEMC shares are off 17c to $9.93, a new 52-week low, and have slumped some 36% since May1st. The notable trade is the June $12 puts and October $9 which have each traded 5,000 contracts. This appears to be a sale to close the Junes and a new purchase of the Octs for a $1.12 net credit as bearish strategist is taking some money off the table but extending the downside exposure.
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