RIMM adds 20 cents to $10.14 and a Jan 8 – 14 risk-reversal trades on the Blackberry-maker at 14 cents, 24000X on PHLX. Hearing puts were sold to buy calls. The position looks opening and not tied to stock. The bullish combo is taking advantage of a bit of skew, as implied vols in the Jan 8 puts are near 67 compared to 60 for the Jan $14 calls. RIMM hit a 52-week low of $9.57 on Monday and has lost three-quarters of its value over the past twelve months. Bloomberg had an article last week suggesting that some investors now believe that a sale of the company is now the best option. Earnings are due on June 28th.
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