Puts Purchased on Varian Semiconductor
Shares of Varian Semiconductor (NASDAQ: VSEA) are lower on the session by 8.50%, currently trading at $8.40. The stock has been moving largely lower over the past three months and is currently trading below the 50-day moving average.
Options traders are buying puts on the name today. A short while ago the November 2011 $50.00 put traded 1,300 times on open interest of 2,311 contracts.
Overall put volume is now running at 2.75x the daily average with 82% of all puts traded being purchases on the offer.
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. is a supplier of ion implantation systems, which the company refers to as tools, used in the fabrication of integrated circuits, which it refers to as microchips or chips.
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