Calls Active on WellPoint (WLP)
Shares of WellPoint (WLP) are trading higher on the session by 0.76%, at $62.34. The stock has been consolidating above the 50-day moving average since the beginning of October; shares look ready to break out here.
One trader is buying upside on WLP today, betting shares can breech recent resistance. Shortly after the opening bell the November $67.50 call was purchased 3,425 times, above the offer, for $0.61. Open interest on the strike is only 788 contracts, indicating new positioning.
Overall call volume is now running at 1.2x normal volume.
30-day implied volatility is off 0.6% today to 33.77%, while 10-day realized vol is registering 25.02%.
WellPoint, Inc. is a health benefit company in terms of medical membership in the United States, serving 34.3 million medical members through its affiliated health plans and a total of 65.3 million individuals through all subsidiaries as of December 31, 2011.
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