As of today's close, here are the top 10 names showing unusual
option activity on tradeMONSTER's data systems.
Silgan Holdings (SLGN): Options volume 2,053 percent above average.
Activity spikes as the thinly traded packaging stock drops. SLGN
falls 5.86 percent to $40.62.
Timberland (TBL): Options volume 1,799 percent above average.
Investors sell calls and puts after the footwear company agreed to
be acquired for by VF. TBL climbs 44 percent to $43.20.
Federated Investors (FII): Options volume 1,708 percent above
average. More than 4,500 3,800 January 20 puts were bought for
$1.10. FII falls 0.25 percent to $24.08.
Liberty Global (LBTYA): Options volume 1,577 percent above average.
An investor bought about 7,000 June 42 calls, most of which priced
for $0.23, betting that the global broadband company will resume
its uptrend. LBTYA fell 1.03 percent to $41.33.
Sensata Technologies (ST): Options volume 1,483 percent above
average. One thousand July 35 puts were sold for $2.06 against open
interest and 2,000 July 30 puts were bought for $0.43, suggesting a
bearish position was adjusted and increased in hope of more
downside. ST fell 0.98 percent to $33.36.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- CH Robinson Worldwide (CHRW): Options volume 1,303 percent
- Majesco Entertainment (COOL): Options volume 1,243 percent
- BE Aerospace (BEAV): Options volume 1,182 percent above
- News Corp. (NWS): Options volume 1,010 percent above
- Brasil Foods (BRFS): Options volume 867 percent above