Diamond Foods (DMND) is up $1 to $18.86 in relatively active trading of 155K shares after the company said it would release restated financial results for the past two years after the market close tomorrow. The company had not released any results in the wake of its accounting problems for over a year. Options on the stock are busy in front of the news. 2,160 calls and 1,300 puts so far. Nov and Dec 20 calls are the most actives, followed by Dec 14 and Nov 18 puts. Players are jockeying for position on both sides of the options chain and 30-day ATM vols are moving up 53 percent to 105.
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