Approach Resources tops unusual activity


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About halfway through today's session, here are the top 10 names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's data systems. 

Approach Resources (AREX): Option volume 1,744 percent above average. The energy company sees heavy activity in the October 20 puts, with more than 2,700 contracts trading. AREX fell 4.38 percent to $21.61.

China Unicom (CHU): Option volume 1,620 percent above average. An investor sold 4,000 June 22 puts on the Hong Kong-based telecom and bought 6,000 June 21 puts, looking for further downside. CHU fell 4.30 percent to $20.26.

Travelers (TRV): Option volume 1,596 percent above average. A bullish three-part strategy was opened, with 3,000 January 55 calls bought, while 6,000 January 65 calls and 7,000 January 50 puts were sold. TRV fell 3.08 percent to $59.20.

Resolute Energy (REN): Option volume 1,295 percent above average. A block of 3,500 December 12.50 puts traded for $0.20 against previous open interest. REN falls 0.44 percent to $16.91.

NovaGold Resources (NG): Options volume 1,079 percent above average. A large bearish put spread was rolled from September to December. NG fell 1.52 percent to $9.70.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:

  • Odyssey Marine Exploration (OMEX): Options volume 869 percent above average.
  • Celsion (CLSN): Options volume 792 percent above average.
  • Aastrom Biosciences (ASTM): Options volume 757 percent above average.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM): Options volume 741 percent above average.
  • Silgan Holdings (SLGN): Options volume 671 percent above average.

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