Largest option buying in equities so far

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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.

Chesapeake Energy (CHK): Investors bought 25,000 October 22 calls for $0.80, looking for upside in the share price. An equal number of July 9 puts were sold earlier in the morning for $0.55 while 12,500 October 13 puts were bought in an apparent ratio spread. It's not clear whether the calls and the puts were linked. CHK rose 0.34 percent to $14.70. (See related story )

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX): Some 20,000 May 34 puts were sold for $0.73 and an equal number of June 29 puts were bought at the same time for $0.39. Volume was below open interest in the Mays, indicating that an existing downside position was rolled forward by one month. FCX rose 1.93 percent to $33.28. (See related story )

Cisco Systems (CSCO): More than 15,000 January 20 calls were purchased for $0.53, but volume was far below open interest. CSCO rose 1.15 percent to $16.73.




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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: CHK , CSCO , FCX

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