Largest option buying in equities so far

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

Largest Equities Intel (INTC): A block of 15,000 December 25 calls was bought and an equal number of January 25s were sold, apparently the rolling of a short position. INTC rises 2.54 percent to $24.64.

Vale (VALE): A block of 6,000 March 30 calls were bought at the same time that 7,000 January 2013 20 puts were sold for $2.50 as an investor positions for upside. VALE rose 5.61 percent to $24.09.

Ford Motor (F): More than 9,000 November 13 calls were bought for $0.29 to 40.33 as an investor positioned for upside. F rose 2.77 percent to $12.60.

Walt Disney (DIS): A block of 5,000 25 puts were bought for $0.75 as an investor positioned for downside. DIS rose 1.39 percent to $35.65.

PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ): More than 5,000 December 50 puts were bought as investors positioned for downside. QQQ rose 2.02 percent to $58.46.

Microsoft (MSFT): Investors bought the November 27 puts, seeking protection against a drop. MSFT rose 0.59 percent to $27.32.



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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: DIS , F , INTC , QQQ , VALE

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