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Update: Top unusual option activity

By: optionMONSTER
Posted: 10/12/2011 5:15:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: AREX;DAR;EWM;HSNI;LIZ

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

iShares MSCI Malaysia (EWM): Option volume 5,652 percent above average. An investor bought 20,000 November 14 calls for $0.25, looking for upside. EWM rose 1.84 percent to $13.26.

Darling International (DAR): Option volume 3,038 percent above average. Investors sold the January 10 puts and the January 12.50 puts, looking for shares to hold their ground. DAR fell 1 percent to $12.87.

HSN (HSNI): Option volume 2,258 percent above average. More than 5,000 December 40 calls were sold for $0.95 to $1 as investors looked to earn income. HSNI fell 0.87 percent to $34.05.

Approach Resources (AREX): Option volume 2,019 percent above average. A long position in the January 22.50 calls was rolled to the January 30 strike. AREX rose 7.10 percent to $22.62.

Liz Claiborne (LIZ): Option volume 1,743 percent above average. There was a mix of activity after the shares leapt on a divestiture plan. LIZ rose 34 percent to $6.84.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

Unusual Activity

(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER )