Top 10 list of unusual option activity

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

iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index (DVY): Option volume 1,111 percent above average. Investors bought more than 1,900 August 54 calls for $0.25 to $0.30, and 1,000 July 53 calls for $0.25. DVY rose 0.48 percent to $52.54.

Nexen (NXY): Option volume 644 percent above average. Investors bought more than 9,000 September 20 calls for $2.25, looking for a rally. NXY rose 3.33 percent to $21.75.

Newcastle Investment (NCT): Option volume 582 percent above average. Call volume surged as investors looked to reap its cash dividend.

Myriad Genetics (MYGN): Option volume 546 percent above average. An investor sold 1,500 July 23 puts for $0.70 and bought an equal number of August 23 puts for $1.70, looking for the shares to move sideways. MYGN rose 0.35 percent to $22.87.

Astrom Biosciences (ASTM): Option volume 542 percent above average. A block of 1,000 February 2.50 calls was sold for $0.55. ASTM rose 1.10 percent to $2.76.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:

  • Pandora Media (P): Option volume 541 percent above average.
  • AbitibiBowater (ABH): Option volume 463 percent above average.
  • International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF): Option volume 431 percent above average.
  • Darden Restaurants (DRI): Option volume 426 percent above average.
  • EZCorp (EZPW): Option volume 380 percent above average.

TM Unusual Activity

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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: ASTM , DVY , MYGN , NCT , NXY

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