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.
Bank of America (BAC): More than 22,000 May 8 calls were
purchased as investors look for upside in the stock. BAC fell
2.77 percent to $9.48.
Seagate Technology (STX): More than 9,700 weekly 28 calls
expiring next Thursday were bought, mostly for $0.18. STX fell
2.23 percent to $26.62.
Ivanhoe Mines (IVN): About 36,000 January 17.50 puts were bought,
mostly for $4, as investors hedged against a decline in the share
price. IVN fell 1.45 percent to $15.31.
Ford Motor (F): A block of 7,500 January 7.50 puts were bought
for $0.17, but volume was below open interest in the strike. F
rose 0.09 percent to $12.33.
PulteGroup (PHM): Investors sold about 50,000 April 8 puts for
$0.11, looking for the homebuilder to move sideways or higher
over the next three weeks. PHM fell 5.70 percent to $8.94.
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