iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index (EWH): Option volume 3,724
percent above average. More than 79,000 September 19 puts were
sold for $1.70 and an equal number of September 19 calls were
bought for $0.20 as an existing bearish position was closed. EWH
fell 2.97 percent to $17.30.
Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR): Option volume 2,068 percent
above average. Investors sold about 5,800 September 16 puts,
taking profits as the shares decline. Almost 9,000 January 13.21
puts were purchased against open interest later in the session.
IBKR fell 1.97 percent to $14.43.
Mindray Medical international (MR): Option volume 1,811 percent
above average. Investors bought and sold the August 25 puts. MR
rose 3.14 percent to $25.29.
Talisman Energy (TLM): Option volume 1658 percent above average.
There was heavy buying in the October 19 calls, the January 25
calls and the October 24 calls. TLM fell 0.93 percent to $17.02.
Gannet (GCI): Option volume 1,398 percent above average.
Investors sold the October 10 puts and the October 13 puts. GCI
fell 4.59 percent to $10.80.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
- Fusion-io (FIO): Option volume 1,388 percent above
- Alon USA (ALJ): Option volume 1,378 percent above
- Quiksilver (ZQK): Option volume 1,342 percent above
- Jarden (JAH): Option volume 1,269 percent above
- Varian Semiconductor (VSEA): Option volume 1,249 percent
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