Monster Worldwide (MWW) is flat at $8.50, but investors are showing keen interest in the online employment website Friday morning. 3.7 million shares and 6,000 options traded in the name so far. About 5,400 calls and 600 puts have change hands. Dec 10 calls seeing the most volume. 1,500 traded. Sep 10, Oct 9 and Jan 11 calls are the next most actives. Implied volatility is moving up 3 percent to 97.5 and is elevated after FT Alphaville ran a story noting that banks have been shopping the company for a buyer and final round bids are due out next week (LINK to Article).
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