Options Update: Texas Instruments Volatility Flat into National Semi Purchase

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Texas Instruments (TXN) agreed to buy National Semiconductor (NSM) for $25 per share. Texas Instruments overall implied volatility of 26 is near its 26-week average, according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.

Diamond Foods (DMND) and Procter & Gamble (PG) announced a definitive agreement to merge the Pringles business into Diamond Foods -- in a transaction valued at $2.35 billion. Overall option implied volatility of 32 is below its 26-week average of 36, according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.

Update is by Stock Specialist Paul Foster of theflyonthewall.com

Options Update: Texas Instruments Volatility Flat into National Semi Purchase originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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