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.

Commercial Metals (CMC): Option volume 1,107 percent above average. Investors bought the September 16 calls and the December 16 calls, looking for upside. CMC was unchanged at $14.70.

Sanmina-SCI (SANM): Option volume 1,033 percent above average. Investors sold more about 2,000 August 11 puts for $0.45 to $0.65, looking for the stock to hold its ground. SANM rallied 20 percent to $11.08.

SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF (KRE): Option volume 732 percent above average. Investors sold about 7,500 September 26 calls and bought 15,000 September 23 puts, reflecting a bearish outlook. KRE fell 0.20 percent to $25.51.

Applied Microcircuits (AMCC): Option volume 652 percent above average. An investors purchased 1,500 November 10 calls for $0.45 and $0.50. AMCC fell 0.59 percent to $8.37.

RadioShack (RSH): Option volume 641 percent above average. Investors took profits in the August 14 calls after the stock ripped higher. RSH rose 21 percent to $15.90.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:

  • Omnicare (OCR): Option volume 538 percent above average.
  • Helix Energy Solutions (HLX): Option volume 521 percent above average.
  • HCA Holdings (HCA): Option volume 479 percent above average.
  • Solutia (SOA): Option volume 458 percent above average.
  • NuVasive (NUVA): Option volume 445 percent above average.

TM Unusual Activity

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Referenced Stocks: AMCC , CMC , KRE , RSH , SANM

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