Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Stock Mover’s
 
Coinstar (CSTR) is recently down $4.76 to $48.19 on concerns about a weak per-share outlook. November and December call option implied volatility of 50 is near its 26-week average of 50.
 
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) up 59c to $27.67 after the company said Thursday it will keep its PC division. November call option implied volatility is at 41, December is at 43; above its 26-week average of 36.
 
Merck & Co (MRK) is recently up 76c to $35.07 on better than expected Q3 results. November and December call option implied volatility of 20 is below its 26-week average of 24.
 

Volatility as an asset class
 
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA): www.cboe.com/DJX overall option implied volatility at 19.
 
CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXMSM): www.cboe.com/BXM up 96c to 819.82, above 50-day moving average of 767.40.