About halfway through today's session, here are the top 10 names
showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data
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
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:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- Pandora Media (P): Option volume 541 percent above
- AbitibiBowater (ABH): Option volume 463 percent above
- International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF): Option volume
431 percent above average.
- Darden Restaurants (DRI): Option volume 426 percent above
- EZCorp (EZPW): Option volume 380 percent above average.
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