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): More than 9,000 January 10 calls were bought, mostly for $0.71, as investors look for the lender to continue higher over the course of 2012. BAC rose 1.52 percent to $8.14.

Southwest Airlines (LUV): About 3,400 January 12.50 calls were bought for $0.35, but volume was below open interest in the strike. LUV fell 2.70 percent to $9.18

Wells Fargo (WFC): Some 22,000 April 30 puts were sold, mostly for $0.83 and $0.84, as investors look for the stock to hold its ground. Volume was almost twice open interest in the strike. WFC rose 0.80 percent to $31.34.

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This article appears in: Investing Options
Referenced Stocks: BAC , LUV , WFC

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