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.

Facebook (FB): Almost 12,000 August 18 puts expiring today were purchased for $0.05 and $0.10 as investors look the shares to keep falling into the close. FB is down 4.03 percent to $18.32.

Bank of America (BAC): More than 50,000 October 9 calls were purchased for $0.11 and $0.12 as investors position for the stock to rally into the fall. BAC rose 1.08 percent to $8.

EMC (EMC): Some 10,000 October 27 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.78 to $0.83 as investors look for upside in the share price. EMC rose 0.80 percent to $26.48.

Qualcomm (QCOM): Blocks of 7,500 contracts each traded in the October 50 puts and the October 65 calls. Volume, however, was below open interest in both. QCOM rose 0.38 percent to $61.43.




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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: BAC , EMC , FB , QCOM

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