Update: Top unusual option activity

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As of today's close, here are the top 10 names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's data systems. 

Temple Inland (TIN): Options volume 2222 percent above average. Heavy call buying one day after the packaging stock leaps on an unsolicited takeover offer. TIN rises 1.36 percent to $29.89.

Yandex (YNDX): Options volume 2,083 percent above average. Investors sold the November 36 puts for about $3.80 and the November 34 puts for $2.80, looking for the Russian Federation Internet stock to hold its ground after going public last month. YNDX fell 1.26 percent to $34.56.

Sempra Energy (SRE): Option volume 2,051 percent above average. Unusual activity is detected in the June 57.50 puts and the July 57.50 puts. SRE rises 0.11 percent to $52.93.

Sanderson Farms (SAFM): Option volume 2,022 percent above average. An investor bought the August 40 puts and sold the August 35s as part of a bearish ratio spread, looking for the poultry stock to push lower. SAFM drops 0.20 percent to $40.87.

Office Depot (ODP): Option volume 1,807 percent above average. Calls are bought and sold as the office-supply store attempts to bounce at a multi-year low. ODP falls 0.83 percent to $3.57.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:

  • Viacom (VIA.B): Option volume 1,733 percent above average.
  • TCF Financial (TCB): Option volume 1,690 percent above average.
  • Cabot Oil & Gas (COG): Option volume 1,583 percent above average.
  • Mens Wearhouse (MW): Option volume 1,459 percent above average.
  • Chimera Investment (CIM): Option volume 1,290 percent above average.

TM Unusual Activity

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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: ODP , SAFM , SRE , TIN , YNDX

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