Sanderson, Yandex top 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. 

Sanderson Farms (SAFM): Options volume 2,006 percent above average. An investor bought the August 40 puts and sold the August 35s as part of a bearish ratio spread, looking for the poultry stock to push lower. SAFM drops 0.20 percent to $40.87.

Yandex (YNDX): Options volume 1,755 percent above average. Investors sold the November 36 puts for about $3.80 and the November 34 puts for $2.80, looking for the Russian Federation Internet stock to hold its ground after going public last month. YNDX fell 1.26 percent to $34.56.

Cabot Oil & Gas (COG): Options volume 1,430 percent above average. An investor sold 10,000 January 45 puts for $2 and bought 5,000 January 70 calls for $3.65, looking for more upside. COG rallies 7.55 percent to $60.14.

Rubicon Technology (RBCN): Options volume 811 percent above average. Activity surges in the June 30 calls and puts as an existing position was rolled to September. RBCN fell 1.63 percent to $22.39.

Penn National Gaming (PENN): Options volume 685 percent above average. Investors bought the October 30 puts for $0.70 and the July 34 puts for $0.55, looking for the casino stock to push lower. PENN fell 0.77 percent to $37.38.

Rounding out the rest of top 10 are:

  • Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA): Options volume 671 percent above average.
  • American Axle & Manufacturing (AXL): Options volume 614 percent above average.
  • Temple Inland (TIN): Options volume 587 percent above average.
  • PowerShares DB Commodity Index (DBC): Options volume 543 percent above average.
  • Renren (RENN): Options volume 466 percent above average.

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