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 LiveAction data system.

Heckmann (HEK): Option volume 3,994 percent above average. There was heavy activity in the December 5 calls and the March 5 calls as a long position was apparently rolled forward. HEK rose 2.32 percent to $6.17.

Align Technology (ALGN): Option volume 2,116 percent above average. About 2,200 August 21 puts were bought, most of which priced for $1.20. ALGN rose 0.73 percent to $22.15.

L&L Energy (LLEN): Option volume 1,754 percent above average. The August 4 puts and the August 5 puts were sold against existing open interest. LLEN fell 0.79 percent to $4.17.

Lender Processing (LPS): Option volume 1,680 percent above average. A position in about 16,000 September 17 puts was rolled to the December 17 contracts. LPS fell 1.33 percent to $18.58.

Marathon Petroleum (MPC): Option volume 1,524 percent above average. More than 5,000 August 45 calls were sold for $1.30. MPC rose 2.69 percent to $44.97.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:

  • Lihua International (LIWA): Option volume 1,318 percent above average.
  • Kindred Healthcare (KND): Option volume 1,185 percent above average.
  • iShares Italy Index (EWI): Option volume 1,183 percent above average.
  • HCA Holdings (HCA): Option volume 1,177 percent above average.
  • Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP): Option volume 1,146 percent above average.

Unusual Activity

(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)




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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: ALGN , HEK , LLEN , LPS , MPC

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