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Options Action: Sanofi-Aventis on Genzyme Takeover Bid

Genzyme said Thursday its board of directors rejected a takeover bid from French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis, which offered $69 a share for the biotech firm.

In the options market, premiums for Sanofi elevated because people are worried that it'll have to pay more to acquire Genzyme , said Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities. To collect some of the elevated premium, Stutland recommends selling puts on expectations that Sanofi might pull back a little bit.

**BRIAN'S SNY TRADE**
Sell Nov. 33 put at 85 cents
Break even at $32.15

Watch the video to learn more about this trade. Also in the video, Stutland discusses his mother's battle with cancer. We're happy to report she's been cancer-free for ten years and wish her many more!

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