Originally Posted by wildcat
What kind of premium did you pay on the PPD calls?
Couple bucks and change. I bought Feb. 45s, 5 contracts. Since I already own a big slug of the stock, I don't particularly want a lot more money tied to it. But I think they are close to getting their bank deal done and will soon announce a large tender offer (could do up to ~25% of the float), a big special dividend (could do ~$8 a share), or some of each. Considering that almost half of the float is short, it could get real ugly real quick for the shorts.