About halfway through today's session, here are the top 10
names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's data
Cninsure ADR (CISG): Option volume 2,294 percent above
average. There was heavy trading in the September 11 puts for
$1.30 to $2.75. CISG fell 10 percent to $10.98.
Collective Brands (PSS): Option volume 1,413 percent above
average. Activity surged after the shoe retailer beat earnings
forecasts and announced plans to close stores. PSS rose 22
percent to $12.50.
Liz Claiborne (LIZ): Option volume 1,157 percent above average.
Investors bought more than 4,000 September 5 calls for $0.20,
looking for upside. LIZ rose 4.65 percent to $4.50.
Ventas (VTR): Option volume 967 percent above average. Investors
bought more than 3,000 October 50 puts, looking for downside. VTR
fell 1.19 percent to $50.59.
Shanda Games (GAME): Option volume 807 percent above average.
Investors purchased more than 1,000 March 5 calls for $1.05 and
$1.10. GAME rose 11 percent to $5.40.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
- SPDR S&P Hombuilders ETF (XHB): Option volume 759
percent above average.
- Lloyds Banking Group (LYG): Option volume 675 percent above
- Honeywell (HON): Option volume 595 percent above
- Marsh & McLennan (MMC): Option volume 594 percent above
- A123 Systems (AONE): Option volume 589 percent above
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