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  • How options traders are positioning themselves in Dollar General ahead of its earnings report, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities LLC.

  • Options Action: Upside For Oracle?     Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Oracle is one company that could issue debt to pay a special dividend. Scott Nations of NationsShares says one options trader sees the stock at or above $27.51 by March's expiration.

  • Options Action: DreamWorks, a Nightmare?     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Shares of DreamWorks took a beating today ahead of its new release, "Rise of the Guardians." CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC, discusses how options traders are playing the stock.

  • Options Action: Amazon Headed Higher?     Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    One options trader is making a big bet on Amazon, with Scott Nations of NationsShares.

  • Gundlach on Apple: Short-Term Bottom Is In Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 4:09 PM ET

    Apple shares enjoyed a terrific Monday, obliterating all of their losses from the prior week. And that probably is not taking famed investor Jeff Gundlach, of DoubleLine Capital, by surprise.

  • Options Action: Get Bullish on HCA Holdings?     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, discusses whether HCA Holdings could see a 40 percent jump ahead.

  • Why Traders are Getting Bearish on Halliburton Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    On Tuesday, I noticed some unusual options activity in Halliburton. One trader bought 3,827 December 30-strike puts for $0.54, while the stock was at $31.35.

  • Options Action: Get Bullish on AIG?     Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Shares of AIG are in a bit of a slump recently, as the stock has fallen 6 percent over the past month. Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities, offers a play for options traders.

  • Is Now the Time to Buy RIM? Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    One stock that saw a surge of interest, and high trading volume, during Friday’s abbreviated trading session was Research in Motion. Shares closed up over 13% on the day, following an analyst’s upgrade and upward price target revision to $15.

  • Options Action, October 26, 2012     Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders look at the past week's activity in the options markets, and discuss what they'll be watching next week.

  • Options Action, November 16, 2012     Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders look at the past week's activity in the options markets, and discuss what they'll be watching next week.

  • Shooting Down Microsoft-Netflix Rumor     Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    Netflix surges on speculation of a potential Microsoft deal. What's behind the Netflix rally, with CNBC's Herb Greenberg, Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Options Action: Rough Day for Best Buy     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Best Buy dropped almost 10 percent after issuing an earnings warning. CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC, says one options traders is playing the stock with skepticism.

  • Chart Looks Bad for UPS     Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 5:06 PM ET

    UPS reports earnings on Tuesday. Will Big Brown deliver a big disappointment, with CNBC's Amanda Drury and the Options Action traders.

  • Options Action: Bullish on Royal Caribbean     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Could earnings give Royal Caribbean a boost? CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC, says one options trader sees the stock above $32.81 on a November expiration.

  • Press the Short on Goldman?     Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    Last week, Dan suggested a bearish trade on Goldman Sachs. Managing a Goldman trade, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Options Action traders.

  • Is it time to get bearish on pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly? Scott Nations has a way for you to cash in if the stock takes ill.

  • Options Action: Monster Beverage Comeback?     Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    One options trader is making a big bet on Monster Beverage amid the stock's decline, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 5:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Options Action traders discuss the stocks they'll be watching next week.

  • Options Action: Get Bullish on Facebook?     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Mike Khouw, CRT Capital Group LLC, discusses how options traders are positioning themselves ahead of Facebook's big report.

About Options Action

  • "Options Action" features option traders from some of the top firms on Wall Street. Each week, they gather for a fast-paced, half-hour show that focuses on how to increase profits and limit losses using common option techniques. Fresh from the trading desk, the "Options Action" panel will demystify the daunting terminology often used when talking about options, and simplify this fast-growing and crucial corner of the market. CNBC’s Emmy-nominated Melissa Lee is the host.

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  • Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's “Fast Money” and “Options Action.”

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