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.

Microsoft (MSFT): Investors purchased 12,000 January 2014 40 calls for $0.59, betting on a rally over the long term. MSFT fell 0.89 percent to $30.12.

Marvell (MRVL): More than 13,000 January 7.50 puts were purchased, mostly for $0.28, as investors positioned for downside in the share price. MRVL fell 2.16 percent to $9.04.

Safeway (SWY): Traders purchased about 9,800 March 13 puts for $0.60 in anticipation of the grocery stock heading lower. SWY fell 1.83 percent to $16.06.

Bank of America (BAC): More than 17,000 December 8 puts were bought, mostly for $0.29, as investors looked for the stock to decline. BAC fell 1.25 percent to $8.81.



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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: BAC , MRVL , MSFT , SWY

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