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.

JP Morgan (JPM): A block of 10,000 April 40 calls were bought for $1.98 as investors looked for the stock to rally. JPM rose 1.85 percent to $41.29.

Polycom (PLCM): A block of 9,000 April calls were bought for $0.75 and 4,000 April 17.50 puts were sold for $0.75. The unusual strategy is leveraged to upside in the maker of communications gear. PLCM rose 2.21 percent to 18.93.

First Solar (FSLR): About 109,000 April 20 puts were bought for $0.43 to $0.51 as bears continue to look for downside in the stock. FSLR rose 4.72 percent to $27.05.

Qualcomm (QCOM): A block of 4,000 April 57.50 puts were bought for $0.27, but volume was below open interest in the strike. QCOM rose 1.16 percent to $64.59.

Bank of America (BAC): Some 20,000 April 9 calls were bought for $0.11 to $0.13, although volume was below open interest in the strike. BAC rose 1.63 percent to $8.12.



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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: BAC , FSLR , JPM , PLCM , QCOM

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