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Apple's announcement late Wednesday that it soon plans to split its stock for the first time in nine years got me thinking about how such financial tricks impact a stock's value going forward.
However, the majority of the 4,314 contracts traded here did so on the bid side, signaling seller-driven volume.
Essentially, these speculators are aiming for Pandora shares -- currently hovering at $28.17 -- to rally by about 24% during the next five months and topple the 35 strike by September options expiration.
India's national election is causing a breakdown in the six-year relationship between prices of the nation's equities and options.
In fact, the data surrounding BBRY's most active strike suggests neutral-to-bearish positions were initiated on the mobile phone maker.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched into the black in early trading Wednesday, but spent the lion's share of the session wallowing south of breakeven, as traders digested a number of high-profile earnings reports and weighed the latest economic data points.
StockTwits today are carbonated beverage provider SodaStream International Ltd and java giant Starbucks Corporation .
The losses on the day come on the heels of the upward trend seen over the past several sessions.
Specifically, the equity's 50-day put/call volume ratio on these exchanges stands at 0.86 -- in the 95th percentile of its annual range.
StockTwits today are big-cap restaurateur McDonald's Corporation , drug maker GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR , and medical robot manufacturer Intuitive Surgical, Inc. .
By the numbers, around 12,000 calls have changed hands, compared to fewer than 120 puts.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is sitting slightly below breakeven ahead of the opening bell, with investors awaiting cues on earnings results from such big names as McDonald's Corporation , Travelers Companies Inc and Comcast Corporation .
Earlier in April, this level acted as support and could now be switching roles to serve as resistance.
It seems that every story you read about these days is geared toward day traders or those looking for long-term growth in retirement portfolios.
Networking titans Facebook Inc and LinkedIn Corp have charted different paths over the past 12 months.