Update: Top unusual option activity

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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:

  • Southern Union (SUG): Option volume 1,213 percent above average.
  • iSoftStone Holdings (ISS): Option volume 1,149 percent above average.
  • Stillwater Mining (SWC): Option volume 1,057 percent above average.
  • Lam Research (LRCX): Option volume 1,033 percent above average.
  • FTI Consulting (FCN): Option volume 996 percent above average.

TM Unusual Activity

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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: CLX , CWT , FO , NWS , TXI

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