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.

Bank of America (BAC): About 76,000 April 9 calls were bought for $0.27 to $0.36 as investors look for upside in the stock. BAC rose 1.77 percent to $8.64.

Microsoft (MSFT): About 20,000 April 32 puts were sold for $0.50 and a matching number of April 27 puts were bought for $0.05. Volume was below open interest, which suggests that an existing bearish position was unwound. MSFT rose 0.40 percent to $32.80.

Citigroup (C): Some 30,000 April 38 calls were bought, mostly for $0.48 to $0.70, as investors position for the stock to push higher. C fell 3.98 percent to $35.

Ford Motor (F): More than 20,000 April 14 calls were bought for $0.08 to $0.11, but volume was below open interest in the strike. F rose 0.87 percent to $12.81.

Oracle (ORCL): About 20,000 June 25 puts were bought for $0.37 to $0.39, indicating that investors expect the share price to drop. ORCL fell 0.23 percent to $30.06.




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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: BAC , C , F , MSFT , ORCL

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