Update: Top unusual option activity

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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 average.

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 average.
  • Affymetrix (AFFX): Option volume 1,256 percent above average.
  • Hansen Natural (HANS): Option volume 1,203 percent above average.
  • Crown Holdings (CCK): Option volume 1,181 percent above average.
  • Harbin Electric (HRBN): Option volume 1,055 percent above average.

TM Unusual Activity

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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: AFFX , AGNC , CYB , DGX , FISV

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