Juniper Calls Rise; Stocks Ease
Stocks are slightly lower Monday in a session being led by oil services and
semiconductors. Forest and paper products and gold and silver are the groups
showing the most weakness.
At mid-day, the VIX has decreased .24 to 20.95.
The OEX August 805 calls are down 1/2 to 7.
Among bigger movers on heavier-than-average volume:
Networkers are posting solid gains, with Juniper Networks
7 1/4 to 167 3/16. The Juniper September 170 calls have risen 3 7/8 to 15 3/8 on
more than 3000 contracts.
Looking ahead, the July industrial production numbers are due out on Tuesday
at 9:15 AM ET, and analysts look for a 0.4% increase.