Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the top 10
names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction
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:
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- Nuance Communications (NUAN): Option volume 628 percent above
- Carnival (CCL): Option volume 572 percent above average.
- Synaptics (SYNA): Option volume 515 percent above
- BJ's Restaurants (BJRI): Option volume 508 percent above
- Teradyne (TER): Option volume 508 percent above average.
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