BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : OCTOBER 2, 2000 ISSUE
FINANCE

Unreal Prices?


Examples of settlement prices far outside the trading range

                                         TRADING RANGE   SETTLEMENT
P-TECH OPTIONS CONTRACT   DATE            HIGH - LOW       PRICE

AUGUST 1997 326 PUT       7/31/97        $7.10 -  6.85    $4.35
AUGUST 1997 336 CALL      7/31/97        $3.50 -  3.50    $1.70
FEBRUARY 1999 540 CALL    1/29/99        $7.50 -  7.25    $3.90
NOVEMBER 1999 600 PUT     10/5/99        $13.30 -10.80    $7.00
JANUARY 2000 740 CALL     10/18/99       $7.25 -  5.75    $0.05
JANUARY 2000 750 CALL     10/18/99       $5.50 -  5.50    $0.05

DATA: BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS


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