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.

BP (BP): An investor sold 10,000 January 33 puts for $1.57 and bought 10,000 January 42 calls for $1.72. The trade cost $0.15 and will profit from a rebound into early next year. BP fell 0.03 percent to $39.01. (See related story )

Facebook (FB): Some 27,000 January 20 puts were bought, mostly for $1.60, looking for downside in the share price. Volume is more than 10 times open interest in the strike. FB rose 0.84 percent to $27.63. (See related story )

Yahoo (YHOO): Some 15,000 July 15 puts were bought for $1.02. The contracts are in the money, and will profit from downside in the stock over the next month. YHOO fell 0.78 percent to $15.35.

Oracle (ORCL): More than 5,000 June 28 puts were bought, mostly for $0.95, but volume is below open interest in the strike. ORCL rose 1.07 percent to $27.32.



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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: BP , FB , ORCL , YHOO

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