Update: Top unusual option activity


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 dividend.

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 to $4.61.

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:

  • Flotek (FTK): Option volume 1,515 percent above average.
  • Pioneer Drilling (PDC): Option volume 1,399 percent above average.
  • SM Energy (SM): Option volume 1,279 percent above average.
  • Owens Corning (OC): Option volume 1,275 percent above average.
  • Vical (VICL): Option volume 1,208 percent above average.

TM Unusual Activity

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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: ABC , FTK , MMI , TGB , TZOO



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