Microsoft (MSFT) adds 13 cents to $32.80 and is one of 18 Dow stocks holding gains midday. Recent options trades on the stock include an Apr 27 – 32 put spread, sold at 45 cents, 18500X. It might be a closing trade or position adjustment after a 26.4 percent year-to-date rally in MSFT shares. Or, it might simply be a straight put spread write on the view MSFT will hold above $32 (~2.4%) through the April expiration (37 days). The stock is notching new 52-week highs today and trading at its best levels since Feb 2008.
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