Express Scripts (ESRX) is seeing relative strength and high call volume amid strength in the space on talk of a possible settlement between the company and Walgreens (Briefing). ESRX is up 50 cents to $42.91. Options volume on the stock is 19,000 calls and 4,200 puts. The flow is scattered across a number of Dec, Jan and Feb calls. Jan 50s are the most actives, with 3900 traded. Meanwhile, implied volatility in ESRX options is up 9 percent to 41, as no official settlement announcement has apparently been made.
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