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Top 10 list of unusual option activity

By: optionMONSTER
Posted: 9/26/2011 12:00:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: FCS;ISIL;MELA;TCB;VSH

Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the top 10 names showing unusual option activity on tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data system.

Vishay Intertechnology (VSH): Option volume 890 percent above average. Investors sold the January 7.50 puts and the January 10 puts, looking for shares to hold their ground or push higher. VSH rose 1.68 percent to $9.07.

Mela Sciences (MELA): Option volume 651 percent above average. Investors bought and sold the October 8 puts and the October 5 puts. MELA soared 49 percent to 4.73.

TCF Financial (TCB): Option volume 645 percent above average. An investor rolled a short position in the October 13 puts down to the January 9 puts. TCB rose 0.34 percent to $8.93.

Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS): Option volume 466 percent above average. Investors sold the October 11 calls, the November 11 calls and the November 12 calls. FCS rose 2.72 percent to $11.45.

Intersil (ISIL): Option volume 415 percent above average. About 1,500 January 12.50 puts were bought, mostly for $0.60. ISIL fell 1.55 percent to $10.83.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

Unusual Activity

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