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.

Citigroup (C): Investors bought more than 10,000 January 35 calls for $0.37, looking for upside. C fell 1.23 percent to $26.53.

Allstate (ALL): About 10,000 December 28 calls were bought for $0.20, as investors positioned for upside. ALL was unchanged at $26.03.

Bank of America (BAC): More than 37,000 December 5 puts were bought for $0.13 to $0.15, but volume was below open interest. BAC fell 0.25 percent to $23.94.

Jefferies (JEF): An investor rolled a position in about 5,300 December 10 puts down to the December 9 strike, looking for further downside. JEF fell 4.84 percent to $9.82.

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This article appears in: Investing Options
Referenced Stocks: ALL , BAC , C , JEF

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