Huntsman (HUN) sees a spike about an hour ago and is up $1.11 to $12.98 on heavy volume approaching 20 million shares. Meanwhile, speculators are all over Hunstman call options like a cheap suit, with 18,000 calls and 835 puts traded on the Salt Lake City-based chemicals company. June 12 calls, which are now almost $1 in-the-money and expiring after tomorrow, are the most actives. 5,485 traded. Jun 13, July 13, and July 14s are busy as well and 30-day ATM vols are up 10.5 percent to 10.5. Reuters is out with a headline that BofA is shopping the company, but there’s little interest.
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