Options Spotlight: Schering-Plough Corporation

This week’s edition of Options Spotlight takes a look at Schering-Plough Corporation
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According to Hoover’s, the pharmaceuticals giant makes prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, animal health products, and personal care products. Although it is best known for allergy medications Clarinex and Nasonex, the firm also specializes in anti-infectives and cancer drugs. Additionally, it co-promotes erectile dysfunction pill Levitra in the U.S. with GlaxoSmithKline and cholesterol drug Vytorin with Merck.

Schering-Plough’s OTC offerings include Claritin allergy pills, Afrin nasal sprays, Dr. Scholl’s foot-care products, and sun-care lines Coppertone and Bain de Soleil.

In the Options Spotlight, I shine a light on what’s happening in the options world. In the case of Schering-Plough, call activity has been brisk on the shares as investors attempt to call a bottom to the security’s downtrend. Has this stock’s decline finally reached an end?

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