Analysis: Apple, Facebook options reflect hopes for stock gains

A worker wipes a poster advertisement for Apple's iPhone 5C on a wall of Japan's biggest mobile phone operator NTT Docomo Inc shop before its launch ceremony for the start of the selling of Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C at its shop in TokyoBy Doris Frankel (Reuters) – The options market is reflecting a higher probability of large upside moves in Apple Inc and Facebook Inc stock when both companies report quarterly earnings next week. Stock of Apple – the largest U.S. company by market value – is down 1 percent since January 1 while Facebook shares are up 95 percent. Many investors appear to be speculating on a rally rather than a sell-off in both stocks and are turning to the options market, buying calls at strike prices that are far above the current share price – also known as "out-of-the-money. …

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