Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the top 10
names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction
Gildan Activewear (GIL): Option volume 853 percent above average.
There was heavy buying and selling in the August 30 puts for $0.60
to $0.75. GIL declined 2.04 percent to $32.12.
Express Scripts (ESRX): Option volume 719 percent above average. An
investor bought 10,000 January 2013 60 calls for $6.45 and sold and
equal number of January 2013 70 calls for $2.95, looking for a
long-term rally in the shares. ESRX rose 3.55 percent to $57.32.
Athenahealth (ATHN): Option volume 709 percent above average.
Investors sold the September 65 calls, looking for limited further
upside in the stock. ATHN popped 17 percent to $56.78.
Acacia Research (ACTG): Option volume 663 percent above average.
Investors bought the August 40 calls and sold the August 47.50s.
ACTG rose 7.98 percent to $44.90.
Complete Production Services (CPX): Option volume 638 percent above
average. Investors bought the August 45 puts and sold the August 40
calls against open interest. CPX rose 3.84 percent to $39.45.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
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- Travelzoo (TZOO): Option volume 595 percent above
- Edwards Lifesciences (EW): Option volume 545 percent above
- Entregris (ETG): Option volume 526 percent above
- Collective Brands (PSS): Option volume 507 percent above
- Polycom (PLCM): Option volume 500 percent above average.
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