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.

Research in Motion (RIMM): More than 25,000 April 11 puts were bought for $0.07 to $0.09. Volume was below open interest, indicating that a short position was closed after earnings failed to trigger a collapse in the share price. RIMM rose 4.15 percent to $14.30.

Vivus (VVUS): More than 5,000 January 25 calls were bought for $5.80 and $6 as investors look for upside in the stock. VVUS rose 5.73 percent to $22.50.

Rackspace Hosting (RAX): Some 6,100  June 65 calls were bought for $1.70 to $1.75 as investors position for upside in the shares. RAX climbed 1.37 percent to $57.88.

Ivanhoe Mining (IVN): More than 20,000 January 15 calls were bought for $2.45 against open interest. It appears an investor is unwinding a short position in the puts. IVN rose 0.96 percent to $15.73.

Sirius XM Radio (SIRI): Investors sold more than 10,000 January 2 calls for $0.45 to $0.49, but volume was below open interest in the strike. SIRI rose 4.75 percent to $2.32.




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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: IVN , RAX , RIMM , SIRI , VVUS

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