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SPY Tops Option Midday Movers

Where the option trading action was this morning


High Options Volume by Strike

Top trading strikes is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) Apr11 130 Put with volume of 256,319 contracts. Last is .53, down .04. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) Apr Weekly2 57 Put reports volume of 57,524, last .33, followed by Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) May11 14 Call with volume of 50,611 contracts, last sale of .33.

The Spy has a several other strikes in the top 10 including the SPY Apr 11 126 Put and the SPY Apr 11 133 Put. Bank of America also busy with the BAC Apr 11 14 Call and the BAC Apr 11 13 Put.

Major Stock Trading Volume Movers

Stocks seeing the largest percentage increase in volume include LaBarge (AMEX: LB) last at 19.04 on volume of 1.4 million, about 1,300% increase in trading volume. Epicor Software (NASDAQ: EPIC) is as 12.50 on volume of 10.6 million shares, an increase of 1,200%. Duoyan Global Water (NYSE: DGW) last is 4.48 on volume of 5.9 million, an increase of 575%

Stocks/Underlying – Big Daily Change in Option Volume

WR Berkley (NYSE: WRB) has option volume of more than a 1,121 contracts, a rise of nearly 2,000%. Last is 32.95. Kapstone Paper (NYSE: KS) sees its option volume rise more than 1800% to 1,010, as the stock last is 17.27. Vivus (NASDAQ: VVUS) sees its stock volume top 12 million and its option volume rise to 17,143 contracts, a 500% rise.

Stocks – Big Daily Change in Open Interest

BroadSoft (NASDAQ: BSFT) now has open interest of 7,569, a rise of more than 358% with the stock trading at 48.55. 3D Systems (NASDAQ: TDSC) has open interest of 2,096, a rise of 335% with the stock a 55.06. Neoprobe (AMEX: NEOP) continues to build with open interest now at 31,573, a rise of 235%, and the stock trading at 4.17.

Stocks/Underlying – High Option Volume

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) has option volume of 531,244 topping the list, while PowerShares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ: QQQ) sees options volume of 149,301. The QQQ is down .23 to 57.23. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) reports options trading 148,796 contracts. The S&P 500 Index Options (CBOE: SPX) trading up .16 to 1,332.57 with 128,915 options trading. The CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) up .12 to 17.52 with 96,620 contracts trading.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2011/04/spy-tops-option-midday-movers-spx-vix-bac-qqq/.

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