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Polypore Puts In Play As Shares Hit Fresh 52-Week Low

Posted on the 31 January 2014 by Phil's Stock World @philstockworld

Polypore shares opened sharply lower this morning after the company yesterday announced Celgard, LLC, a subsidiary of Polypore International, Inc., filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of North Carolina against customer LG. The stock is currently down nearly 9.0% at $32.94 as of 11:15 a.m. EST.

Options changing hands on Polypore in the early going suggest some traders are positioning for the price of the underlying to extend losses ahead of the company’s fourth-quarter and full year 2013 earnings report scheduled for release after the close of trading on February 24th. The most traded contracts by volume thus far in the session are the Feb $32.5 strike puts, with around 1,000 lots in play against open interest of 206 contracts. Time and sales data suggests most of the puts were purchased at a premium of $1.30 each. The bearish position may be profitable at expiration in the event that PPO shares decline 5.0% from the current level of $32.94 to trade below the breakeven price of $31.20.

Chart – Polypore shares down more than 30% since reaching 52-week high of $48.41 in Aug. ‘13

Polypore Puts In Play As Shares Hit Fresh 52-Week Low

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