Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Stock Mover’s

Acme Packet (APKT) January put option implied volatility is at 65, February is at 77; above its 26-week average of 67 following a negative preannouncement.

Ford (F) is recently up 2.7% to $11.43 following December US sales rising 10% led by truck sales. Ford January put option implied volatility is at 39, February is at 35; compared to its 26-week average of 39.

TiVo (TIVO) is recently up 87c to $9.79, after the company signed a patent licensing deal with AT&T (T). January call option implied volatility is at 57, May is at 54; compared to its 26-week average of 57.
 
VIX methodology for Google (VXGOG) is recently down 1.1% to 32.88; above its 10-day moving average of 31.69 as GOOG shares traded up to a record high of $670.26.