Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the top 10
names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction
Exeter Resource (XRA): Option volume 1,712 percent above average.
Investors bought February 5 calls and sold the August 5 calls
against open interest, suggesting a short calendar spread was
closed. XRA rose 2 percent to $4.58.
CBOE Mini Index (MNX): Option volume 933 percent above average. A
position in about 7,900 August 215 puts was rolled to the September
215 contracts. MNX fell 0.59 percent to $220.10.
Blue Coat System (BCSI): Option volume 440 percent above average.
Investors bought the August 19 calls and the August 20 calls,
looking for upside. BCSI rose 1.51 percent to $18.20.
RR Donnelley & Sons (RRD): Option volume 417 percent above
average. About 2,500 contracts were sold in each the September 15
puts and the September 15 calls as an investor positions for a
range-bound movement. RRD fell 1.35 percent to $14.59.
Regeneron (REGN): Option volume 385 percent above average. About
2,500 contracts were sold in each the September 60 calls and the
September 55 puts as an investor positions for a range-bound
movement. REGN fell 1.89 percent to $57.07.
Other unusual option activity:
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- Mellanox Technologies (MLNX): Option volume 373 percent above
- VanceInfo Technologies (VIT): Option volume 370 percent above
- CurrencyShares Swiss Franc (XFX): Option volume 366 percent
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