As of today's market close, here are the top 10 names showing
unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data system.
Texas Industries (TXI): Option volume 1,854 percent above average.
Positions were rolled from the July 40 puts to the August 35 puts.
TXI rose 0.10 percent to $40.49.
China Valves Technology (CVVT): Option volume 1,629 percent above
average. A collar position in the July 5 calls and July 5 calls was
rolled to the August contracts. CVVT fell 6.37 percent to $3.53.
Fortune Brands (FO): Option volume 1,491 percent above average. The
July 65 calls and August 60 puts both traded about 2,500 times
against existing open interest. FO fell 1.45 percent to $63.70.
News - B Shares (NWS): Option volume 1,361 percent above average.
Investors bought the August 16 puts and sold the August 17 calls,
positioning for downside. NWS fell 7.10 percent to $16.10.
Clorox (CLX): Option volume 1,255 percent above average. Call
activity surged as the consumer-product stock experienced a midday
buying frenzy. CLX rose 2.83 percent to $70.05.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- Southern Union (SUG): Option volume 1,213 percent above
- iSoftStone Holdings (ISS): Option volume 1,149 percent above
- Stillwater Mining (SWC): Option volume 1,057 percent above
- Lam Research (LRCX): Option volume 1,033 percent above
- FTI Consulting (FCN): Option volume 996 percent above
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