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.

Morgan Stanley (MS): An even 36,000 January 19 calls were bought, mostly for $0.67, as investors look for upside in the shares. MS rose 4.78 percent to $13.82.

Bank of America (BAC): More than 70,000 January 10 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.29, but volume was below open interest in the strike. BAC rose 4.25 percent to $7.12.

Citigroup (C): A block of 18,500 September 35 calls were bought for $0.42 as investors position for the stock to climb. C rose 4.69 percent to $27.48.

Seagate Technology (STX): More than 13,000 June 25 puts were bought for $0.95 to $1.10 against open interest of 8,096 contracts as investors look for the shares to push lower. STX fell 5.17 percent to $26.41.

Express Scripts (ESRX): A block of 4,000 June 42.50 puts was bought for $0.09, but volume was below open interest in the strike. ESRX rose 2.51 percent to $53.11.




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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: BAC , C , ESRX , MS , STX

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