Friday, September 4, 2009

Call Trading Skyrockets on MEMC Electronic Materials (WFR)

The stock was recently up four cents. From Schaeffer's Investment Research:

Options traders jumped on MEMC Electronic Materials (WFR) calls on Thursday, as more than 14,000 bullish bets crossed the tape. This volume was more than double the stock's average daily call trading volume, according to data from In addition, 69.6% of the call volume traded at the ask price, indicating that most of the contracts were likely purchased.

Calls have been a favorite on the International Securities Exchange (ISE) recently. The exchange has reported 14.5 calls purchased to open for every one put purchased to open during the past 10 trading sessions. This ratio of calls to puts is higher than 98% of all those taken during the past year....MORE