Avon Products (AVP) saw a morning spike just before 10:30 ET and options volume is now 8X the average day on takeover chatter — Fly on the Wall. Shares were recently up 78 cents to $32.28 and about 9,400 calls (285 puts) traded in the name. Short-term speculators are focused on Oct 31, 32, 33, and 34 calls. Jan 31, 35, and 40 call options are seeing interest as well. Implied volatility is up 3.5 percent to 29.
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