About halfway through today's session, here are the top 10 names
showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTI): Option volume 1,619
percent above average. Investors buy 3,000 December 72 calls for
$1.05 to $1.10, looking for upside. VTI rise 0.24 percent to
L-3 Communications (LLL): Option volume 805 percent above average.
Investors buy a mix of calls and puts, looking for increased
volatility. LLL rises 5.11 percent to $86.59.
Tibco Software (TIBX): Option volume 725 percent above average. An
investor buys 10,000 July 26 calls and sold an equal number of
August 28 calls, looking for a limited move as earnings loom. TIBX
rises 0.78 percent to $25.92.
Allied Nevada Gold (ANV): Option volume 550 percent above average.
Investors buy 4,400 September 30 puts for $1.60, seeking protection
as the shares advance. ANV rallies 6.50 percent to $34.92
RF Micro Devices (RFMD): Option volume 530 percent above average.
More than 8,000 August 6 puts are bought for $0.60 against existing
open interest. RDMD rises 2.12 percent to $5.77
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
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- AeroVironment (AVAV): Option volume 527 percent above
- Hansen Natural (HANS): Option volume 426 percent above
- Gold Resource (GORO): Option volume 404 percent above
- Progressive (PGR): Option volume 403 percent above
- Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL): Option volume 377 percent