Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update

Stock Mover’s
 
Croc (CROX) is recently up 86c to $16.85 following the company increasing its revenue outlook. Overall option implied volatility of 54 is below its 26-week average of 62.
 
Urban Outfitters (URBN) is recently down $4.61 to $24.75 in pre-open trading following the resignation of its CEO. Overall option implied volatility of 36 is below its 26-week average of 44.
 
Youku.com (YOKU) is recently up $1.41 to $18.30 in pre-market trading on Youku signing content deal with Twentieth Century Fox. Overall option implied volatility of 74 is below its 26-week average of 101.

CBOE significant put volume increases;
 
JPM 1/21/2012 36 11K contracts
BAC 1/21/2012 6.0000 10K
GS 1/21/2012 95 6K
C1 1/21/2012 4 5K
F 1/19/2013 10 4K
BAC 1/13/2012 6 4K
TXT 1/21/2012 20 3K
AAPL 1/13/2012 420 3K
 
CBOE Volatility Index-VIX at low end of five-month range.
 
U.S. equities are mixed to lower on a weaker Euro and concerns of a German economic growth slowdown.