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.
Vodafone (VOD): An investor bought 16,000 July 27 calls for $1.05
and sold a matching number of July 24 puts for about $0.58. The
trade resulted in a net cost of $0.47 and is similar to owning
shares in the telecom giant. VOD rose 2.38 percent to $26.72.
iStar Financial (SFI): An investor purchased 10,000 January 12
calls, looking for the real-estate investment trust to keep
climbing over the next year. SFI rose 3.99 percent to $9.07.
Nokia (NOK): More than 15,000 weekly 4.50 calls expiring tomorrow
were bought. Volume was below open interest, so traders may have
been closing previous short positions. NOK fell 4.72 percent to
Texas Instruments (TXN): Almost 11,000 February 33 puts were
purchased, mostly for $0.45 to $0.52, but volume was below open
interest at the strike. TXN fell 1.09 percent to $33.44.
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