As of today's market close, here are the top 10 names showing
unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data
iShares MSCI Canada (EWC): Option volume 1,860 percent above
average. Put activity surged as investors sought downside
protection. EWC rose 4 percent to $26.78.
Superior Energy (SPN): Option volume 1,564 percent above average.
Traders bought and sold calls after the company announced the
acquisition of Complete Production. SPN plunged 14 percent to
Avery Dennison (AVY): Option volume 1,514 percent above average.
Investors sold about 2,500 October 25 puts, looking for shares to
hold their ground. AVY rose 2.50 percent to $27.06.
Invesco (IVR): Option volume 1,036 percent above average. Investors
bought the October 14 calls and sold the November 15 calls, but
volume was below open interest in both. IVR rose 2.84 percent to
China Unicom (CHU): Option volume 1,001 percent above average.
Investors sold the October
19 calls and the October 18 puts, looking for the stock to remain
trapped in a range. CHU rose 0.97 percent to $19.69.
Rounding out the top 10 are:
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- Weight Watcher (WTW): Option volume 902 percent above
- Cheesecake Factory (CAKE): Option volume 868 percent above
- Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPDI): Option volume 804
percent above average.
- Express (EXPR): Option volume 680 percent above average.
- Zimmer Holdings (ZMH): Option volume 672 percent above
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