Largest option buying in equities so far

By David Russell,

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Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with the most call and put buying on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system.

Bank of America (BAC): Investors bought more than 28,000 January 7.50 calls for $0.09, looking for upside in the name. BAC fell 1.84 percent to $5.34.

Pfizer (PFE): Investors sold about 13,000 December 19 puts for $0.08 to $0.11, looking for the drug maker to hold its ground. PFE fell 0.15 percent to $20.04.

Amgen (AMGN): An investor sold 13,000 December 65 puts for $7.21 and bought an equal number of December 65 calls for calls for $0.05. Volume was below open interest, indicating that an existing bearish collar was closed. AMGN fell 0.24 percent to $57.77.

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This article appears in: Investing Options
Referenced Stocks: AMGN , BAC , PFE

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