Expedia (EXPE) is up $2.45 to $59.54 and moving to new 52-week highs in active trading of 1.9 million shares after Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold. 4,315 calls and 850 puts traded on the Bellevue, WA online travel company. Oct 60 calls, which are now 46 cents OTM and expiring in four weeks, are the most actives. 2,150 traded against 1,591 in open interest. Sep 60, Oct 55, and Sep 55 calls are the next most actives and 30-day ATM implied vols are moving up 7 percent to 35.5.
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