It is some kind of bot at shortanalytics. A human being would have known that there were more than 9 million shares traded and that 2.48mm shares is less than 33%. We are arguing with a website algorithm that can't multiply.
I'm wondering if your data is a day or so behind... This is from Schaffers today:
Linn Energy LLC (NASDAQ:LINE) is in rally mode today, up more than 10% to $27.32 following the latest development in its plan to buy Berry Petroleum Company (NYSE:BRY). In response, the options pits have grown unusually crowded, particularly on the call side. Roughly 26,000 call options have traded, outpacing the typical intraday volume by a factor of 8. By comparison, fewer than 8,000 put options have crossed the tape. Implied volatility, meanwhile, has jumped 7.1 percentage points, or 13.7%, to 59.4%. This is a far cry from Friday's reading of 48%.
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