Top 10 list of unusual option activity

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


Cloud Peak (CLD): Option volume 2,077 percent above average. Investors bought about 2,900 November 20 puts and sold a matching number of November 20 calls, looking for downside. CLD fell 0.02 percent to $20.91.

Toll Brothers (TOL): Option volume 920 percent above average. Existing long positions in the November 14 calls and the December 18 calls were sold. TOL rose 5.11 percent to $17.99.

Triangle Petroleum (TPLM): Option volume 827 percent above average. About 1,800 October 5 calls were bought against open interest the same day the contracts expire. TPLM rose 11 percent to $4.96.

Chico's FAS (CHS): Option volume 693 percent above average. Investors bought the November 14 calls for $0.20 to $0.25 amid rumors that Pershing Square wants to break up the company. CHS rose 1.82 percent to $12.30.

Powerwave Technologies (PWAV): Option volume 689 percent above average. The November 2.50 puts traded actively against open interest. PWAV fell 6.52 percent to $0.75.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

  • Nuance Communications (NUAN): Option volume 628 percent above average.
  • Carnival (CCL): Option volume 572 percent above average.
  • Synaptics (SYNA): Option volume 515 percent above average.
  • BJ's Restaurants (BJRI): Option volume 508 percent above average.
  • Teradyne (TER): Option volume 508 percent above average.

Unusual Activity

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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: CHS , CLD , PWAV , TOL , TPLM

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