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.

Dollar General (DG): Option volume 1,762 percent above average. About 10,000 October 40 calls were sold for $0.30 as investors called a top for the shares. DG rose 2.38 percent to $36.61.

Brinker International (EAT): Option volume 1,396 percent above average. Investors sold the September 22.50 calls and bought the September 22.50 puts, looking for downside. EAT rose 0.04 percent to $23.

Quest Rare Minerals (QRM): Option volume 942 percent above average. More than 2,000 January 7.50 calls were sold, but volume was below open interest. QRM rose 0.41 percent to $4.92.

Smith & Wesson (SWHC): Option volume 706 percent above average. Traders bought and sold the December 4 calls and the October 4 calls. SWHC rose 1.85 percent to $3.31.

Capstead Mortgage (CMO): Option volume 638 percent above average. Investors bought the September 12.50 puts but volume was below open interest. CMO fell 0.08 percent to $13.27.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

  • Heckmann (HEK): Option volume 599 percent above average.
  • ProShares UltraShort Yen (YCS): Option volume 547 percent above average.
  • Concur Technologies (CNQR): Option volume 537 percent above average.
  • Shutterfly (SFLY): Option volume 493 percent above average.
  • NRG Energy (NRG): Option volume 485 percent above average.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: CMO , DG , EAT , QRM , SWHC

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