As of today's market close, here are the top 10 names showing
unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data
AU Optronics (AUO): Option volume 3,411 percent above average. Some
7,000 January 5 calls were bought for $0.50 against existing open
interest. AUO rose 1.72 percent to $4.15.
Annaly Capital Management (NLY): Option volume 3,355 percent above
average. Call activity surged as investors looked to reap its
quarterly dividend. A similar trade occurred in Kraft Foods (KFT),
where option volume was 1,735 percent above average.
Ivanhoe Mines (IVN): Option volume 2,607 percent above average.
Investors rolled a long position in the January 25 calls to the
March 25 contracts. They also sold about 10,000 January 16 puts for
$2.05 and $2.10. Both trades reflect a bullish sentiment. IVN rose
17 percent to $17.08.
United Online (UNTD): Option volume 1,169 percent above average.
Investors bought the November 7.50 calls and the November 7.50
puts, looking for volatility to increase. UNTD rose 0.53 percent to
Rounding out the top 10 are:
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- Dynegy (DYN): Option volume 1,163 percent above average.
- Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM): Option volume 1,115 percent
- Oclaro (OCLR): Option volume 933 percent above average.
- PPL (PPL): Option volume 889 percent above average.
- DMND (DMND): Option volume 884 percent above average.
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