Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the top 10
names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction
Kindred Healthcare (KND): Option volume 2,200 percent above
average. A position in 2,000 August 20 puts was rolled to the
August 15 puts and doubled in size. KND rose 2.14 percent to
Cadence Design Systems (CDNS): Option volume 1,566 percent above
average. Investors sold the August 10 and August 11 puts against
open interest. CDNS rose 6.27 percent to $10.
Miller Energy Resources (MILL): Option volume 1,033 percent above
average. Investors bought about 2,700 August 2.50 puts for $0.20 to
$0.50. MILL fell 7.59 percent to $4.99.
Vanguard REIT (VNQ): Option volume 764 percent above average. A
block of 1,885 September 65 calls was sold for $0.45. VNQ fell 0.44
percent to $60.76.
PHLX Swiss Franc (XDS): Option volume 744 percent above average.
Investors bought and sold December 121 puts in the thinly traded
fund. XDS rose 1.85 percent to $127.08.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- NXP Semiconductor (NXPI): Option volume 728 percent above
- True Religion (TRLG): Option volume 679 percent above
- Dollar General (DG): Option volume 661 percent above
- Cablevision Systems (CVC): Option volume 620 percent above
- Sourcefire (FIRE): Option volume 531 percent above
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