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.

Eli Lilly (LLY): An investor purchased 10,000 January 55 calls for $0.85, looking for the drug maker to rally into the New Year. LLY fell 0.83 percent to $52.42. (See related story )

MGIC Investment (MTG): Investors purchased some 10,000 January 2.50 calls for $0.38 and sold a matching number of January 3 calls for $0.21, looking for upside in the share price. The spread cost $0.17 and will earn 194 percent if the stock closes at or above $3 on expiration. MTG is unchanged at $2.02. (See related story )

Intel (INTC): Investors purchased about 7,700 December 21 puts for $0.62 and $0.63 but volume was far below open interest at the strike. INTC rose 0.45 percent to $21.36.

Microsoft (MSFT): Investors purchased almost 8,000 November 27 puts for $0.19 to $0.30, positioning for the tech giant to head lower. MSFT rose 2.06 percent to $28.05.



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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: INTC , LLY , MSFT , MTG

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