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  • 8 Stocks Showing Unusual Options Volume Ahead Of The Weekend  0 comments
    Aug 13, 2010 2:01 PM | about stocks: JCP, JWN, ADSK, DKS, NRG, DV, ASML, DYN
    We've compiled a list of stocks showing unusual option volume changes on Friday, August 13. For each stock, we've list the current option volume, and compared it to the average options volume. The numbers of puts, calls, and Put/Call ratio follows. In addition, we've also listed the short float and short ratio for each holding.
     
    All data has been sourced from OptioNetics and Schaeffer's. Full analysis below.
     
    1. Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK): Technical & System Software Industry. Market cap of 6.3B. Current option volume at 7,605 contracts, vs. an average of 3,178 (23,103 calls and 33,734 puts). Put/call ratio at 1.46. Short float at 3.37%, which implies a short ratio of 1.63 days. The company has gained 11% in the last year.
     
    2. ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML): Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of 12.35B. Current option volume at 1,016 contracts, vs. an average of 955 (3,138 calls and 10,672 puts). Put/call ratio at 3.4. Short float at 1.42%, which implies a short ratio of 1.93 days. The company has gained 10.95% in the last year.
     
    3. Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE:DKS): Sporting Goods Stores Industry. Market cap of 3.1B. Current option volume at 9,087 contracts, vs. an average of 1,244 (8,321 calls and 5,526 puts). Put/call ratio at 0.66. Short float at 7.55%, which implies a short ratio of 3.8 days. The company has gained 31.17% in the last year.
     
    4. DeVry, Inc. (NYSE:DV): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of 3.2B. Current option volume at 1,906 contracts, vs. an average of 1,065 (7,021 calls and 6,352 puts). Put/call ratio at 0.9. Short float at 3.49%, which implies a short ratio of 1.62 days. The company has lost -12.27% in the last year.
     
    5. Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of 334.55M. Current option volume at 2,415 contracts, vs. an average of 618 (22,658 calls and 1,032 puts). Put/call ratio at 0.05. Short float at 9.63%, which implies a short ratio of 2.82 days. The company has lost -74.73% in the last year.
     
    6. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP): Department Stores Industry. Market cap of 4.9B. Current option volume at 8,743 contracts, vs. an average of 7,859 (45,192 calls and 30,585 puts). Put/call ratio at 0.68. Short float at 10.69%, which implies a short ratio of 3.61 days. The company has lost -35.54% in the last year.
     
    7. Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of 7.37B. Current option volume at 6,902 contracts, vs. an average of 4,623 (27,561 calls and 27,142 puts). Put/call ratio at 0.98. Short float at 5.36%, which implies a short ratio of 2.37 days. The company has gained 15.95% in the last year.
     
    8. RRI Energy, Inc. (RRI): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of 1.2B. Current option volume at 2,527 contracts, vs. an average of 1,214 (20,726 calls and 15,830 puts). Put/call ratio at 0.76. Short float at 5.33%, which implies a short ratio of 2.65 days. The company has lost -38.84% in the last year.
     


    Disclosure: No Positions
    Stocks: JCP, JWN, ADSK, DKS, NRG, DV, ASML, DYN
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