Update: Top unusual option activity

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As of today's market close, here are the top 10 names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data system.

iShares Malaysia ETF (EWM): Option volume 2,688 percent above average. An investor sold 6,000 September 14 puts for $0.30, looking for the fund to hold its ground. EWM rose 1.60 percent to $14.57.

Motorola Mobility (MMI): Option volume 1,772 percent above average. Investors sold more than 18,000 September 25 calls after the company agreed to be acquired. MMI popped 56 percent to $38.12.

Exeter Resources (XRA): Option volume 1,559 percent above average. Large blocks traded in the August 5 calls and the February 5 calls but volume was below open interest in both. XRA rose 6.90 percent to $4.49.

American Electric Power (AEP): Option volume 1,558 percent above average. There was a surge of buying August 38 calls against open interest, while a protective position in the August 33 puts was apparently rolled to the November 33 contracts. AEP rose 4.84 percent to $37.49.

CapitalSource (CSE): Option volume 1,184 percent above average. A block of 5,000 January 7 calls was sold for $0.25 and $0.30. CSE rose 7.86 percent to $6.04.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:

  • Equity Residential (EQR): Option volume 1,056 percent above average.
  • JP Morgan Chase Alerian ETN (AMJ): Option volume 1,032 percent above average.
  • Lazard (LAZ): Option volume 860 percent above average.
  • Avnet (AVT): Option volume 857 percent above average.
  • Danaher (DHR): Option volume 855 percent above average.

Unusual Activity

(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)



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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: AEP , CSE , EWM , MMI , XRA

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