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.

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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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: BAC , F , IVN , PHM , STX

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