It's correct that many of these puts are part of several types of bull option spreads. this is evidenced by the calls being "near or At the money" and the puts being "out of the money" (strike price far much lower than the current stock price). It reduces the trader's loss if the trade goes the wrong way. An out of the money put does not have to reach the strike price to increase in value.
I'm in bear camp here, but you guys are not looking at the puts as u should. first off it is a spread of some sort, it my be a bullish play. if the 75 were sold and the 65 purchased, a 30% prof will be made if the stock holds over 75 thru exp in feb. it may just be a bet the stock closes at 75 or higher in 6 weeks. what ever the case, I'm starting to think, it will be up then down, on earns, dissapointing both buyers of puts and calls.
looks at the 80 and 85 calls, stock is tanking and they are holding up premium. If u buy them, u may be right about a move higher, but I will bet those options will be a loser on friday