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Top 10 list of unusual option activity

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

Oneok (OKE): Option volume 3,683 percent above average. More than 4,000 August 75 calls were purchased for $0.20 as investors positioned for upside. OKE fell 2.78 percent to $69.51.

Healthsouth (HLS): Option volume 1,055 percent above average. A position in the August 25 puts was rolled to the August 22.50 contracts. HLS fell 4 percent to $21.

Accretive Health (AH): Option volume 861 percent above average. More than 5,000 August 30 puts were sold, mostly for $1.65 to $1.85, as investors look for the heavily shorted stock to hold its ground. AH fell 0.27 percent to $30.06.

Owens Corning (OC): Option volume 811 percent above average. More than 8,000 August 33 puts were sold against open interest for $1.45 to $2.65. OC fell 5.72 percent to $32.16.

Pultegroup (PHM): Option volume 790 percent above average. A short position in the September 7 puts was rolled to the September 6 strike for a $0.60 credit. PHM fell 3.20 percent to $6.05.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:

  • Warner Chilcott (WCRX): Option volume 747 percent above average.
  • Solazyme (SZYM): Option volume 626 percent above average.
  • Mohawk Industries (MHK): Option volume 622 percent above average.
  • Ryland Group (RYL): Option volume 594 percent above average.
  • Masco (MAS): Option volume 575 percent above average.

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