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.

American International Group (AIG): Investors purchased more than 20,000 September 32.50 weekly calls expiring this Friday, mostly for $0.65 to $0.69, looking for upside in the share price. AIG is down 0.60 percent to $33.10. (See related story )

Cheniere Energy (LNG): More than 21,000 December 20 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.35 to $0.40, as investors look for the stock to rally in coming months. LNG rose 1.75 percent to $16. (See related story )

Coca-Cola (KO): More than 21,000 January 33.75 puts were bought for $0.40, but volume was below open interest at the strike. KO rose 0.08 percent to $37.69.

Citigroup (C):Traders bought some 9,600 December 31 puts for $1.77, seeking protection as financials push higher. C rose 2.70 percent to $32.69.

Disclosure: I own LNG shares.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: AIG , C , KO , LNG

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