Well, the news is out: 12:51 PM Corning (GLW) declares $0.09/share quarterly dividend, 20% increase from prior dividend of $0.075. Forward yield 2.72%. For shareholders of record Nov 16. Payable Dec 14. Ex-div date Nov 14
This is probably what caused the big spike last Thursday.
The October Bull Put spread is probably pretty safe now and you can hang on to it for maximum profit when they expire.
For new trades, I am thinking about holding my long positions until this current pop is over, and then writing some in the money calls. For those of you who are not yet long, you might consider taking a long position, then writing some ITM calls in a few days.