As of today's close, here are the top 10 names showing unusual
option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data system.
HCA Holdings (HCA): Option volume 3,130 percent above average.
There was heavy selling in the March 25 puts and buying in the
December 30 calls. HCA fell 19 percent to $27.97.
Raptor Pharmaceutical (RPTP): Option volume 2,760 percent above
average. Investors sold about 4,000 November 5 calls, looking for
the stock to hold its ground or drop. RPTP fell 28 percent to $5.
Hasbro (HAS): Option volume 1,747 percent above average. Investors
bought about 8,000 January 45 calls for $0.92 to $1.05, looking for
upside. HAS fell 0.20 percent to $40.42.
BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI): Option volume 1,453 percent above
average. Approximately 4,000 September 5 calls were bought for
$0.38 against existing open interest. BDSI rose 1.53 percent to
Vanguard REIT (VNQ): Option volume 1,363 percent above average. A
block of 1,885 September 65 calls was sold for $0.70. VNQ fell 0.93
percent to $62.59.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- Marathon Petroleum (MPC): Option volume 1,318 percent above
- Silicon Laboratories (SLAB): Option volume 1,314 percent
- Varian Semiconductor Equipment (VSEA): Option volume 1,098
percent above average.
- Liberty Media (LINTA): Option volume 1,046 percent above
- FormFactor (FORM): Option volume 1,019 percent above
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