As of today's close, here are the top 10 names showing unusual
option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data system.
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): Option volume 1,842 percent above
average. Investors purchased 5,000 September 22.50 calls, mostly
for $0.50, looking for upside. AUXL fell 0.52 percent to $19.12.
NCR (NCR): Option volume 1,338 percent above average. Investors
bought about 3,000 August 20 calls for $0.35, looking for upside.
NCR fell 0.92 percent to $18.23.
Pharmacylics (PCYC): Option volume 1,058 percent above average.
Investors sold the November 6 puts, the November 9 puts and the
August 7 puts looking for the stock to hold its ground or push
higher. PCYC rose 8.48 percent to $10.11.
Finish Line (FINL): Option volume 972 percent above average.
Investors bought and sold calls after first-quarter sales missed
estimates. FINL dropped 7.90 percent to $21.34.
Equity Residential (EQR): Option volume 953 percent above average.
An investor sold 5,000 August 60 puts for $3 and 5,000 August 60
calls for $1.35, looking for the stock to remain in a range. EQR
fell 0.17 percent to $58.36.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- iShares iBoxx High-Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG): Option
volume 867 percent above average.
- Synovus Financial (SNV): Option volume 810 percent above
- SuccessFactors (SFSF): Option volume 745 percent above
- Oncothyreon (ONTY): Option volume 699 percent above
- Rockwell Collins (COL): Option volume 696 percent above