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