This was well timed stranger... A week before HIMX can really pre announce... We all knew it was coming... The timing is actually encouraging to me.
Fly on the wall:
"Bearish flow noted in Himax Technologies (HIMX ) with 5,817 puts trading, or 17x expected. Most active are 10/28 weekly 9.5 puts and Nov-16 10 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 5,000 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 9.41, while ATM IV is up over 3 points on the day. Earnings are expected on November 10th."