About halfway through today's session, here are the top 10 names
showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data
Fortune Brands (FO): Option volume 1,437 percent above average. The
July 65 calls and August 60 puts both traded about 2,500 times
against existing open interest. FO fell 1.19 percent to $63.87.
FTI Consulting (FCN): Option volume 973 percent above average.
Investors purchased the September 39 calls, the September 40 calls,
along with the January 30 puts, looking for movement. FCN fell 1.43
percent to $37.84.
News - B Shares (NWS): Option volume 777 percent above average.
Investors bought the August 16 puts and sold the August 17 calls,
positioning for downside. NWS fell 6 percent to $16.29.
International Games (IGT): Option volume 634 percent above average.
More than 4,000 July 18 calls were purchased for $0.20 to $1. IGT
rose 0.05 percent to $18.28.
Lender Processing Services (LPS): Option volume 512 percent above
average. An existing bearish put spread in the September 25 and
September 17 contracts was closed. LPS fell 1.26 percent to $19.98.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- iSoftStone Holdings (ISS): Option volume 388 percent above
- News - A Shares (NWSA): Option volume 385 percent above
- Barclays (BCS): Option volume 372 percent above average.
- NXP Semiconductors (NXPI): Option volume 360 percent above
- Mattel (MAT): Option volume 352 percent above average.
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