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): A block of 14,175 August 29 calls were bought for $5 and 17,176 of the September 36s were sold at the same time for $0.93. The investor probably owns shares and is rolling a short position in the calls out in time and to the higher strike. FB fell 1.45 percent to $33.86.

Western Union (WU): A block of 11,240 January 19 calls was purchased for $0.40 as an investor looked for upside in the money-transfer stock WU, which reports earnings on Tuesday, fell 1.63 percent to $16.88.

Ford Motor (F): Almost 11,000 January 2015 15 calls were purchased, mostly for $3.20, but volume was below open interest at the strike. F rose 0.18 percent to $16.99.



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