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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.

Goodrich (GR): Option volume 1,084 percent above average. Investors bought calls and sold puts one day after the stock rallied on takeover speculation. GR fell 2.14 percent to $105.30.

Healthsouth (HLS): Option volume 765 percent above average. Investors purchased about 1,100 October 15 calls for $1.45 to $1.60, looking for a rebound. HLS plunged 14 percent to $15.46.

Jefferies (JEF): Option volume 745 percent above average. More than 3,000 October 14 puts were bought for $0.75 and $0.80 as investors looked for downside. JEF rose 3.26 percent to $14.58.

PowerShares DB Oil (DBO): Option volume 592 percent above average. Investors sold the October 25 puts and the November 25 puts, looking for the fund to hold its ground. DBO rose 1.34 percent to $25.63.

Tenneco (TEN): Option volume 513 percent above average. More than 1,900 October 32 puts were sold for $2.25 to $2.40 as investors looked for shares to hold their ground. TEN rose 0.58 percent to $31.27.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10:

  • Janus Capital (JNS): Option volume 508 percent above average.
  • Ball (BLL): Option volume 395 percent above average.
  • CoreLogic (CLGX): Option volume 380 percent above average.
  • Rackspace (RAX): Option volume 352 percent above average.
  • Carnival (CCL): Option volume 312 percent above average.

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