Heavy trading in Intel (INTC) today is being driven by spread trading. One investor sold 24,800 July 26 – 28 put spreads on the chipmaker this morning at an average of $1.875 on AMEX. Later, 36,000 Oct 19 – 24 put spreads were bought to open on Intel for 90 cents on ISE. Taken together, looks like rolling of a bearish trade or hedge, out 3 months and down in strikes. Earnings due out 7/17.
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