First Solar (FSLR) is off $2.20 to $20.35 after the New York Times ran a story discussing the glut of supply in the solar panel markets. Cautious broker commentary seems to be weighing on FSLR as well. Share volume is running 11 million and more than double the expected for afternoon action. On the options front, 41,000 calls and 78,000 puts traded on FSLR. 9 of the 10 most actives are puts, led by Oct 20s. However, the expiring 20, 20.5, 21 and 21.5 puts are busy as well and implied volatility in First Solar options is up 12 percent to 86.
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