Largest option buying in equities so far

By David Russell,

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optionMONSTER's ActionTracker top option trades for individual equities

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.

Facebook (FB): More than 6,000 July 27 puts were bought, mostly for $2.50 and $2.60, as investors looked for shares to push lower. FB is down 4.47 percent to $26.93.

Western Union (WU):  Some 7,200 August 17 calls were bought for $0.55 as investors look for the money-transfer stock to climb. WU fell 1.56 percent to 16.37.

Home Depot (HD): A block of 20,000 June 50 calls were sold for $0.60 and an equal number of June 49 puts were bought for $0.85. The trade cost $0.25 and will profit from the home-improvement stock pushing below $48.75. HD fell 0.78 percent to $49.32.

Pfizer (PFE): A block of 10,000 June 21 puts was bought for $0.11, but volume was below open interest in the strike. PFE fell 0.54 percent to $21.92.

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This article appears in: Investing Options
Referenced Stocks: FB , HD , PFE , WU

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