Top 10 list of unusual option activity

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About halfway through today's session, here are the top 10 names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's data systems.

Fidelity National Financial (FNF): Option volume 883 percent above average. Investors sold about 2,400 October 17.50 calls for $0.40. FNF rose 2.92 percent to $16.94.

PowerShares DB Oil ETF (DBO): Option volume 578 percent above average. Investors bought and sold the September 26 calls and the October 27 calls. DBO rose 1.46 percent to $26.43.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX): Option volume 446 percent above average. Investors bought and sold the September 4 calls for $0.05 to $0.07. BCRX rose 10 percent to 3.42.

Hexcel (HXL): Option volume 417 percent above average. Investors sold the December 22.50 calls but volume was below open interest. HXL rose 4.11 percent to $22.82.

Dollar General (DG): Option volume 380 percent above average. Investors bought and sold the September 35 calls but volume was below open interest. DG rose 5.24 percent to $35.48.

Other active names include:

  • Developers Diversified (DDR): Option volume 344 percent above average.
  • ASML Holding (ASML): Option volume 316 percent above average.
  • Discovery Communications (DISCA): Option volume 301 percent above average.

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Referenced Stocks: BCRX , DBO , DG , FNF , HXL

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