As of today's market close, here are the top 10 names showing
unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data system.
Colgate-Palmolive (CL): Option volume 6,517 percent above average.
Call activity surged as investors looked to reap the quarterly
Travelzoo (TZOO): Option volume 2,487 percent above average. There
was a heavy mix of activity after the online media stock reported
weak results, mostly skewed to put buying and call selling. TZOO
plunged 35 percent to $56.
Motorola Mobility (MMI): Option volume 2,318 percent above average.
There was a heavy mix of activity after corporate raider and
shareholder Carl Icahn said the company should seek alternatives
for its patent portfolio. MMI rose 12 percent to $25.19.
Taseko Mines (TGB): Option volume 2,132 percent above average.
Investors bought the January 7.50 calls, he February 5 calls and
the November 8 calls, positioning for upside. TGB fell 0.22 percent
AmerisourceBergen (ABC): Option volume 1,890 percent above average.
Investors sold the August 39 calls and the August 38 puts, looking
for the stock to hold its ground. ABC fell 5.96 percent to $39.26.
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- Flotek (FTK): Option volume 1,515 percent above average.
- Pioneer Drilling (PDC): Option volume 1,399 percent above
- SM Energy (SM): Option volume 1,279 percent above
- Owens Corning (OC): Option volume 1,275 percent above
- Vical (VICL): Option volume 1,208 percent above average.
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