As of today's market close, here are the top 10 names showing
unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data system.
Merrill Lynch Regional Bank HOLDRS ETF (RKH): Option volume 2,280
percent above average. Investors sold more than 7,000 September 76
puts for $1.91 to $1.97, looking for the fund to hold its ground.
RKH rose 1.75 percent to $78.28.
Dynavax Technologies (DVAX): Option volume 2,107 percent above
average. Investors sold about 4,000 January 2.50 calls for $0.50 to
$0.65. DVAX fell 19 percent to $2.56.
Freescale Semiconductor (FSL): Option volume 1,812 percent above
average. Investors bought the September 15 puts and the December
12.50 puts, positioning for downside. FSL rose 0.29 percent to
PharMerica (PMC): Option volume 1,538 percent above average. There
was buying in the March 15 calls and selling in the December 15
calls. PMC rise 0.14 percent to $13.84.
Oncothyreon (ONTY): Option volume 1,496 percent above average.
Investors bought the February 15 calls and the August 10 calls.
ONTY soared 15 percent to $10.20.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- Quepasa (QPSA): Option volume 1,496 percent above
- InterDigital (IDCC): Option volume 1,327 percent above
- Clorox (CLX): Option volume 1,212 percent above average.
- St. Jude Medical (STJ): Option volume 1,209 percent above
- E*Trade Financial (ETFC): Option volume 1,187 percent above
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