Pan American Silver (PAAS) is off 66 cents to $21.20 and in the midst of a three-day 14.2 percent losing skid. The stock reacted negatively to news Monday that the company is buying rival Minefinders (MFN) for $1.5 billion. Options order flow in PAAS seems bullish today, however, as 7,025 calls and 1,490 puts traded in the name. The flow includes a multi-exchange sweep of 1947 Mar 21 calls at the $1.55 asking price. Looks like an investor bought to open, based on data from the ISE. 3,288 now traded against just 6 contracts in open interest. Mar 22 calls are seeing interest as well and implied volatility is moving up 8 percent to 45.5. Earnings expected mid-Feb.
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