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On the call side, Monster Worldwide (NYSE:MWW) calls are trading at close to 5.5 times their average volume on news of their new BeKnown service. Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI) calls are not far behind at 5.3 times their average volume. Coinstar (NASDAQ:CSTR) calls are trading at 4.2 times their normal volume after Jim Cramer positively mentioned the company. Spreadtrum Communications (NASDAQ:SPRD) calls are trading at just under 5 times their average amount after the company defended claims about their accounting practices and paid a $0.05 dividend yesterday. Finally, Atmel (NASDAQ:ATML) calls close out the list at 4.7 times their normal volume after the company announced several new products from consumer electronics manufacturers.
Taking a look at the put side of the ledger, KB Home (NYSE:KBH) puts are currently trading at just over 10 times their average volume after the company widely missed earnings expectations. Plains Exploration & Production (NYSE:PXP) puts are also very active today, trading at close to 6 times their average volume. LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE:LYB) puts are trading at over 4.5 times their average volume after several investors bet bearishly on the company. YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) puts are trading at 4 times their average amount following a disappointing report from the American Trucking Association. Finally, Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD) puts close out the list at 3.5 times their average amount. This has been your daily options update from the Financial News Network. Stay tuned for more insight into where the big money is placing their bets each day.