Texas Instruments Calls Rise; Stocks Sink

Stocks are mired in red as light volume and technology angst continue to
weigh on stocks Wednesday. Gold and silver is the day’s top sector while
Internets are the the weakest.

At mid-day, the VIX is up 1.21 to 30.64.

The OEX December 800 calls are down 1 1/8 to 2 5/8.

Among bigger movers on heavier-than-average volume:

Texas Instruments
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is avoiding the selloff and is up 1/2 to 42 7/16.
The Texas Instruments December 45 calls are up 1/8 to 2 1/8 on more than 5000
contracts.

Also performing well is Micron
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Micron December 40 calls have added 1/4 to 1 3/4 on more than 3000 contracts.

Coca-Cola
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has bounced back from its recent decline and is up 3 7/8 to
59 1/8. The Coke December 60 calls are up 1 1/16 to 1 11/16 on more than 3000
contracts.

BEA Systems
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has lost 8 to 53 while the BEAS December 42 1/2 puts
have jumped 2 1/16 to 2 7/8 on more than 500 contracts.