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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.

Talisman Energy (TLM): Option volume 1,608 percent above average. There was heavy buying in the October 19 calls, the January 25 calls and the October 24 calls. TLM fell 1.86 percent to $16.86.

Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR): Option volume 1,383 percent above average. Investors sold about 5,800 September 16 puts, taking profits as the shares decline. IBKR fell 4.76 percent to $14.02.

Quiksilver (ZQK): Option volume 935 percent above average. An investor sold 5,000 September 4 puts for $0.10, looking for the shares to hold their ground. ZQK fell 3.22 percent to $4.51.

Fusion-io (FIO): Option volume 781 percent above average. There is buying in the August 30 calls and selling in the December 40 calls. FIO rose 3.34 percent to $24.41.

Dolby Laboratories (DLB): Option volume 747 percent above average. About 1,800 August 40 puts were sold for $8.80 to $8.90 as investors took profits on today's selloff. DLB cratered 18 percent to $30.79.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are:

  • Universal Health Services (UHS): Option volume 739 percent above average.
  • Jarden (JAH): Option volume 680 percent above average.
  • KB Home (KBH): Option volume 645 percent above average.
  • Amphenol (APH): Option volume 639 percent above average.
  • AngloGold Ashanti (AU): Option volume 613 percent above average.

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