AMAT Calls Rise; Market Mixed
Chip stocks are giving the Nasdaq a boost Wednesday while the Dow and S&P
500 are sagging. Semiconductors are the day’s top sector while
telecommunications stocks are the weakest.
At mid-day, the VIX is up .37 to 24.38.
The OEX February 700 calls are down .70 to .30.
Among bigger movers on heavier-than-average volume:
PowerRating) is leading the semis with a gain of 5 to 46 1/4
following some upgrades on the stock. The AMAT February 45 calls are up 1 5/16
to 2 1/16 on more than 1800 contracts.