Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the top 10
names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction
IAC/Interactive (IACI): Option volume 1,157 percent above average.
Investors sold about 2,600 August 45 calls for $0.20 to $0.75. IACI
rose 11 percent to $41.70.
WR Grace (GRA): Option volume 932 percent above average. An
investor bought the December 55 calls, while selling the December
45 puts and the December 65 calls, positioning for upside. GRA rose
0.85 percent to $52.09.
Telvent GIT (TLVT): Option volume 791 percent above average.
Investors bought more than 2,800 February 40 puts, most of which
priced for $0.40 to $0.50. TLVT is unchanged at $39.88.
Timken (TKR): Option volume 682 percent above average. About 1,000
August 50 calls were sold, mostly for $0.60 to $0.70, although
volume was below open interest. TKR fell 3.06 percent to $45.92.
TriQuint Semiconductors (TQNT): Option volume 577 percent above
average. Investors bought the November 10 calls and sold the
November 11 calls, looking for upside. TQNT fell 1.60 percent to
Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER)
- Kemet (KEM): Option volume 561 percent above average.
- Amdocs (DOX): Option volume 534 percent above average.
- Illumina (ILMN): Option volume 484 percent above
- Kinetic Concepts (KCI): Option volume 478 percent above
- Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR): Option volume 474 percent