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.

Yahoo (YHOO): An investor sold more than 45,000 July 16 calls and rolled the position to the July 18 strike, collecting a credit of $0.34. YHOO rose 1.82 percent to $15.37.

Sara Lee (SLE): An investor bought more than 17,000 January 22 calls, but volume was below open interest in the strike. SLE fell 0.27 percent to $20.48.

Bank of America (BAC): More than 14,000 January 2014 10 calls were bought, mostly for $1, as investors look for upside in the shares. The June 7 puts were also bought. BAC rose 7.82 percent to $7.65.

Morgan Stanley (MS): An investor bought 40,000 June 16 puts for $2.56 and sold an equal number of July 16 puts for $2.78. It appears they rolled an existing short position one month into the future, gaining more time for the stock to rebound. They also collected a credit of $0.22. MS rose 5.83 percent to $13.61.

Facebook (FB): Almost 7,000 June 27 puts were bought for $0.95 to $1.20 as investors position for downside in the stock. FB rose 0.97 percent to $26.12.



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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: BAC , FB , MS , SLE , YHOO

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