MGIC (MTG) is up 2 cents to $2.40 and 30,000 calls are bought on the Milwaukee-based mortgage insurance company for 33 cents per contract. The position looks opening and seems to reflect expectations for a dramatic reversal of fortunes for shares through 2013. $10 calls on MTG are 317 percent out-of-the-money after a 76.5 percent year-to-date decline in the share price. The stock closed out 2010 at $10.19 per share.
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