Universal Display (PANL) is trading down $3.60 to $39.13 on heavy volume of 2.7 million shares on worries Apple’s patent dispute victory over Samsung will delay product launches at Samsung. Options volume on the stock is 3,100 calls and 2,490 puts traded on the stock so far. The top trade is possibly a contrarian play on the stock, as a 1000-lot of PANL Sep 43 calls traded at the 60-cent asking price when the market was 50 to 60 cents. 1,335 contracts now traded and implied volatility is up 6.5 percent to 50. Briefing is reported that Wedbush and Cowen analysts are out defending the stock.
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