Blogging Options: CBOE Afternoon Update

Stock Mover’s

 **bleep**’s Sporting Goods (DKS) is recently up $1.75 to $41.34 after announcing its first ever dividend and positive guidance. November put option implied volatility is at 42, December is at 44; compared to its 26-week average of 37.

Staples (SPLS) is recently down 78c to $14.58 on lower than expected Q4 guidance. November put option implied volatility is at 53, December is at 41; compared to its 26-week average of 37.

TJX (TJX) is recently up 63c to $61.20 on inline Q3 results and positive guidance. December put option implied volatility is at 29, January is at 28; compared to its 26-week average of 29.

S&P 100® Options with American-style exercise (OEX) is recently up 3.28 to 566.80 into Friday’s expiration. Overall option implied volatility of 20 is near its 26-week average with November 555 puts and November 585 calls active. www.cboe.com/OEX.

Markets inch higher. Today is last day to trade VIX November options, they settle tomorrow (A.M.).