As of today's close, here are the top 10 names showing unusual
option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data system.
SM Energy (SM): Option volume 1,938 percent above average.
Investors bought the November 35 puts for $0.35 against open
interest, and initiated new long positions in the August 80 calls
for $1.45. SM rose 8.62 percent to $72.44.
Pandora Media (P): Option volume 1,869 percent above average. The
online music stock continued to see heavy call and put buying two
weeks after its initial public offering. P was unchanged at $17.50.
Newcastle Investment (NCT): Option volume 1,685 percent above
average. Call volume surged as investors looked to reap its cash
dividend. NCT rose 1.23 percent to $5.75.
eBay (EBAY): Option volume 1,407 percent above average.
Investors bought calls and sold puts as the online action stock
experienced a late-day rally. EBAY rose 6.56 percent to $30.86.
iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index (DVY): Option volume 1,221
percent above average. Investors bought more than 2,200 August 54
calls for $0.25 to $0.30, and 1,000 July 53 calls for $0.25. DVY
rose 0.61 percent to $52.61.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- AbitibiBowater (ABH): Option volume 1,199 percent above
- Constellation Brands (STZ): Option volume 1,173 percent above
- Nexen (NXY): Option volume 918 percent above average.
- International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF): Option volume
753 percent above average.
- Zagg (ZAGG): Option volume 737 percent above average.
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