As of today's close, here are the top 10 names showing unusual
option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data system.
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish ETF (UDN): Options
volume 13,140 percent above average. An investor bought 25,000
September 27 calls for $1.57 and sold about the same number of
September 27 puts for $0.19. Volume was below open interest in
both, which suggests an existing position was closed. UDN was
unchanged at $28.46.
American Capital Agency (AGNC): Options volume 4,112 percent
above average. Call activity surges as investors look to reap the
company's cash dividend. A similar trade occurred in Philip
Morris International (PM), where volume was 3,339 percent above
Quest Diagnostics (DGX): Option volume 3,237 percent above
average. An investor bought 5,000 July 60 puts for $0.85 and
5,000 July 65 calls for $0.15, looking for volatility to
increase. DGX rose 0.03 percent to $60.58.
Wisdom Tree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan ETF (CYB): Options volume
2,893 percent above average. Blocks of more than 3,200 contracts
each were sold in the July 24.85 puts and July 25.85 calls were
sold against open interest, which suggests an existing position
was closed. CYB fell 0.20 percent to $25.39.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
- Fiserv (FISV): Option volume 1,925 percent above
- Affymetrix (AFFX): Option volume 1,256 percent above
- Hansen Natural (HANS): Option volume 1,203 percent above
- Crown Holdings (CCK): Option volume 1,181 percent above
- Harbin Electric (HRBN): Option volume 1,055 percent above
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
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