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.

Skyworks Solutions (SWKS): An investor bought 8,500 January 30 calls for $3.20 and sold 5,000 January 25 calls for $5.50. They stand to make unlimited profits on a big move above $30. SWKS fell 1.54 percent to $26.90.

Medtronic (MDT): Some 7,000 contracts traded each in the August 40 calls and the July 38 calls. Volume was below open interest in both, suggesting a bullish position was closed. MDT was unchanged at $38.73.

Research In Motion (RIMM): An investor sold 10,000 March 11 calls for $0.61 against open interest and bought 6,000 March 9 calls for $1.08. He or she apparently rolled a bullish position to the lower strike, hoping for a rebound or hedging a short position in the stock. RIMM fell 2.84 percent to $7.18. (See related story )

Qualcomm (QCOM): Some 10,000 August 50 puts were bought for $0.77 as investors position for downside in the mobile-communications stock. QCOM fell 0.63 percent to $55.33.

Mosaic (MOS): Some 10,000 July 47.50 puts traded for $0.27 to $0.30, but volume was far below open interest in the strike. MOS rose 0.09 percent to $54.81.

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This article appears in: Investing Options
Referenced Stocks: MDT , MOS , QCOM , RIMM , SWKS

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