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.


Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL): Options volume 3,523 percent above average. Investors sold the November 30 calls and the October 30 puts in separate transactions, looking for the shares to stay in a range. CMTL rose 6.77 percent to $30.11.

Career Education (CECO): Options volume 713 percent above average. Investors bought the October 15 calla and the October 12 puts, looking for continued volatility. CECO rose 2.90 percent to $14.54.

McDermott International (MDR): Options volume 703 percent above average. Call buying continued for the third day this week, this time in the October 15 contracts. MDR rose 6.52 percent to $14.22.

Constellation Brands (STZ): Options volume 602 percent above average. Investors bought calls and sold puts after the maker of wine and spirits reported a strong quarter. STZ rose 9.19 percent to $20.44.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

  • PF Chang's China Bistro (PFCB): Options volume 555 percent above average.
  • Vishay Intertechnology (VSH): Options volume 549 percent above average.
  • PharMerica (PMC): Options volume 513 percent above average.
  • Dunkin Brands (DNKN): Options volume 492 percent above average.
  • Tech Data (TECD): Options volume 435 percent above average.
  • Ruby Tuesday (RT): Options volume 409 percent above average.

Unusual Activity

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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: CECO , CMTL , MDR , PFCB , STZ

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