Largest option buying in equities so far

By David Russell,

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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.

MetroPCS Communications (PCS): More than 5,000 July 7 calls were purchased for $0.15 as investors look for the stock to rally. PCS rose 4.27 percent to $6.59.

Alcoa (AA): Investors purchased almost 11,000 January 9 calls, but volume was below open interest in the strike. AA fell 2.63 percent to $8.53.

Focus Media (FMCN): A block of 6,000 July 23 calls was purchased for $0.25 as investors look for upside in the share price. FMCN fell 3.40 percent to $21.01.

Procter & Gamble (PG): Investors sold about 2,000 August 62.50 calls for $0.73 and bought an equal number of August 60 puts for $0.87, positioning for downside in the share price. PG rose 0.21 percent to $61.68.

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This article appears in: Investing Options
Referenced Stocks: AA , FMCN , PCS , PG

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