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On the call side, Hansen Natural (NASDAQ:HANS) calls are trading over 12 times their average volume after the company posted strong earnings this morning. Red Hat (NASDAQ:RHAT) calls are trading at 7 times their average volume after several investors bet bullishly on the company ahead of their quarterly earnings report this week. Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) calls are very active today, trading at just over 6 times their normal volume. Harbin Electric (NASDAQ:HRBN) calls are also trading at just over 6 times their average amount after a long rumored buyout offer was confirmed. Finally, Agrium (NYSE:AGU) calls close out the list at 6 times their normal volume after the company increased their guidance.
Taking a look at the put side of the ledger, Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) puts are currently trading at just just under 16.5 times their average volume after after several cautious mentions by analysts. Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) puts are trading at around 8 times their average volume ahead of their quarterly earnings report this week. Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARIA) puts are trading at just under 6 times their average volume after several investors bet bearishly on the company. Spreadtrum Communications (NASDAQ:SPRD) puts are also very active, trading at just over 5 times their average volume today. Finally, Aetna (NYSE:AET) puts close out the list at over 4.5 times the average amount after a negative American Medical Association report mentioned the insurance giant. 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.