Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Wal-Mart (WMT) is recently up 4c to $61.34 after saying it will add over 210 stores this year in the U.S. Overall option implied volatility of 13 is below its 26-week average of 18.
 
Amazon.com (AMZN) is recently trading at $201.23, above its 200-day moving average of $200.83. Overall option implied volatility of 34 is below its 26-week average of 38.
 
Priceline.com (PCLN) is recently down $11.46 to $717.14 after trading at a record high of $736.92 on March 26. Overall option implied volatility of 33 is below its 26-week average of 40.
 
CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) up 1.29 to 16.88, above its 10-day moving average of 15.27, and below its 50-day moving average of 17.70.