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Options Action w/ Jon Najarian

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 3:45 PM ET

OptionMonster Jon Najarian is seeing unusual options action in two stocks. What does he make of it?

Options action in Allergan spiked on Tuesday due to speculation the Botox maker may be acquired by GlaxoSmith Kline .

According to Bloomberg, “Allergan call options surged in the first 90 minutes of trading to a record 45,089, or 15 times the four-week average. Calls give the right to buy a security for a certain amount, the strike price, by a given date.”

Glaxo had no comment.

Fast Money Final Call
A look at three stocks seeing unusual activity, with Jon Najarian, Optionmonster.com and CNBC's Dylan Ratigan.

Althouugh it’s widely believed that GSK is the most likely suitor on CNBC’s Closing Bell Jon Najarian adds that Baxter, a lesser known health care company, may also be a potential bidder.

And in addition, Najarian has his eye on Seagate. He suggests options activity could signal deal making chatter. And he says, if the firm is an M&A target the “takeout price should be north of $13 double of where the stock is trading right now.”

What does Najarian make of all the options action?

"Investors are coming out of their caves and risk takers are getting back in the game," he says.


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