Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the top 10
names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction
About halfway through today's session, here are the top 10 names
showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's data systems.
Harman International (HAR): Option volume 1,518 percent above
average. There was heavy trading in the August 30 calls, the August
32.50 calls and the August 35 calls. HAR fell 6.13 percent to
Kirby (KEX): Option volume 1,124 percent above average. Blocks of
1,500 contracts each traded in the August 55 puts and the August 60
calls, but volume was below open interest. KEX fell 0.77 percent to
Universal Health Services (UHS): Option volume 885 percent above
average. An investor sold more than 5,000 September 35 puts for
$1.60, looking for the stock to hold its ground. UHS fell 2.76
percent to $37.30.
General Moly (GMO): Option volume 576 percent above average. The
December 2 calls and December 4 calls were sold against existing
open interest. GMO fell 8.29 percent to $3.87.
CACI International (CACI): Option volume 523 percent above average.
About 1,500 August 55 puts were sold, mostly for $6.30. Volume was
below open interest, suggesting that an existing position was
unloaded. CACI is down 2.73 percent to $48.47.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- UBS (UBS): Option volume 418 percent above average.
- Barclays (BCS): Option volume 402 percent above average.
- Paychex (PAYX): Option volume 376 percent above average.
- Deutsche Bank (DB): Option volume 375 percent above
- Fidelity National Financial (FNF): Option volume 371 percent