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.

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT): More than 13,000 April 60 calls were bought for $0.51 to $0.66 as investors look for upside in the shares. WMT rose 1.22 percent to $60.50.
 
Bank of America (BAC): More than 40,000 April 9 calls traded, mostly for $0.14 to $0.16, but volume was below open interest. BAC rose 1.73 percent to $8.83.

Sirius XM Radio (SIRI): A block of 40,000 January 3 calls were sold and an equal number of January 3 puts were bought for $0.92. Heavy activity also appeared in the shares, suggesting it was a non-directional arbitrage strategy by a large sophisticated investor. SIRI fell 0.90 percent to $2.21.
 
Pitney Bowes (PBI): More than 10,000 July 17 puts were sold for $1.31 and an equal number of May 16 puts were bought for $0.60. Volume was below open interest in the July contracts, indicating a bearish position was rolled to the closer month. PBI rose 0.72 percent to $16.80.



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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: BAC , PBI , SIRI , WMT

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