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.


International Paper (IP): Some 30,000 January 43 calls were bought for 0.10 as investors look for upside in the share price. IP fell 3.20 percent to $35.22.

Groupon (GRPN): About 30,000 April 4 calls were bought for $1.20 as investors look for the shares to bounce. GRPN fell 0.57 percent to $4.40.

Facebook (FB): Investors bought the November 23 puts for $1.30 and sold the November 20 puts for $0.30. Known as a put spread, the trade cost $1 and will earn 200 percent if the social-networking stock closes at $20 or lower on expiration. FB is down 1.64 percent to $22.85.

Microsoft (MSFT): Investors purchased 5,000 October 28 puts for $0.18, positioning for downside in the software maker. MSFT rose 0.05 percent to $27.92.



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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: FB , GRPN , IP , MSFT

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