Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class
 
Unisys Corporation (UIS) is recently up $3.85 to $20.24 after the information technology provider reported first quarter income of $13.4M. May call option implied volatility is at 44, June is at 41; below its 26-week average of 58.
 
Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) is recently up $6.36 to $84.53 after reporting Q1 EPS of 98c, compared with analysts’ consensus estimate of 95c. May and June call option implied volatility of 38 is below its 26-week average of 41.

Harley-Davidson (HOG) is recently up $2.77 to $53.14 after reporting Q1 EPS 74c, consensus 72c. May call option implied volatility is at 31, June is at 28; below its 26-week average of 37.
 
CBOE 30-Year Treasury Bond (TYX) is recently up 52c to 31.66 after the FOMC kept the discount rate unchanged at 0.75%.
 
U.S. equities have advanced on Apple China growth and FOMC outlook for interest rate policy.