ALTR – Altera Corp. – Shares of the global semiconductor company rallied 2.00% to $27.39 in the first half of the trading session inspiring investor demand for call options on the stock. Bullish players expecting Altera’s shares to continue to appreciate and attain a new 52-week high by August expiration scooped up roughly 7,500 calls at the August $28 strike for an average premium of $0.85 per contract. Call buyers make money if shares of the underlying stock surge 5.33% over the current price to trade above the average breakeven point at $28.85 by expiration day next month. The current 52-week high on Altera Corp. is $27.48 attained back on April 21, 2010.
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