Eaton (ETN, $96.68, up $2.42) continues to roll. The stock gained another 2.5% today and is up nearly $8 for the week. I had mentioned the activity building in the June 95 calls (ETNFS, $3.40, up $1.30) when they were trading for $1.80. Trading volume was strong and the stock made higher highs throughout the week. This sets up well for next week as Eaton continues its assualt on $100. If Eaton can get to $100 then the June 95 calls will be worth at least $5.00.
Apple (AAPL, $188.75, up $2.06) traded higher every day this week ahead of its June 9 release of the 3G iPhone launch next month. Although the impact won’t be seen in its upcoming quarter many expect Apple will crush their estimated 10 million iPhone target well before the end of the year.
Options traders are targeting the June 200 calls (APVFT, $2.91, up $0.16) and the longer-term July 200 calls (APVGT, $6.85, up $0.35).
Before closing, I also wanted to mention the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) annual meeting which is being held over the weekend. Imclone (IMCL, $43.58, up $0.58) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY, $22.79 up $0.31) could see some action come Monday. The companies are expected to give an update on Erbitux that could help lift these stocks higher. Imclone saw plenty of action today in the June 45 calls (QCIFI, $1.55, Up $0.28) as 11,000 contracts traded hands. The July 50 calls (QCIGJ, $0.80, up $0.10) aslo experienced some brisk trading as over 2,000 contracts traded hands.
I’ll give you an update on Monday.