Research In Motion (RIMM) adds $2 to $27.89 and one investor sells 10,380 Sep 27.5 puts at $2.72 to buy the Jan 17.5 – 27.5 put spread at $3.14, 18200X. Looks like a roll, as the Jan put spread looks opening. RIM tumbled 21.5 percent Friday on earnings news and touched a new 52-week low of $25.82 Monday. Shares are down 51.9 percent year-to-date and today’s spread trader appears to be bracing for additional weakness through mid-Jan 2012.
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