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.

Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ): About 6,000 January 14 calls were purchased for $1.80 as investors look for upside in the share price. Volume was more than 85 times open interest at the strike. HTZ rose 0.85 percent to $14.30. (See related story )

Bank of America (BAC): More than 11,000 September 9 calls traded, most of which were purchased for $0.03. Volume, however, was far below open interest at the strike. BAC rose 0.31 percent to $8.02.

Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF): More than 4,200 September 36 puts were bought, mostly for $1.38 to $1.45, as investors look for the shares to push lower. CLF fell 4.44 percent to $34.25. (See related story )

Morgan Stanley (MS): More than 3,700 October 13 puts were bought for $0.22 to $0.24. MS rose 1.93 percent to $15.29.

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This article appears in: Investing Options
Referenced Stocks: BAC , CLF , HTZ , MS

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