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.

Merck (MRK): Some 100,000 October 45 calls were purchased, mostly for $3.85 and $3.77 as investors positioned for upside in the pharmaceutical giant. MRK rose 0.08 percent to $47.84.

Intel (INTC): More than 10,000 September 25 puts were bought for $1.06 and $1.07 as investors brace for a pullback in the chip maker. INTC rose 1.63 percent to $25.51.

Micron (MU): Some 11,000 January 2015 7 puts were bought for $0.56, but volume was below open interest at the strike. MU rose 1.89 percent to $13.49.



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