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.

Plains Exploration & Production (PXP): An investor bought 10,348 May 40 calls for $3.40 and sold 10,348 May 30 puts for $2.05. The trade cost $1.35 and will leverage a move to the upside while also resulting in downside risk. PXP rose 2.12 percent to $37.03.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD): More than 11,000 March 3 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.46 to $0.50, as investors look for the chip maker to rally. AMD rose 1.75 percent to $3.21. (See related story )

Sprint Nextel (S): More than 60,000 November 6 calls were bought for $0.28 to $0.46 as investors look for the stock to rally. S is up 18 percent to $5.96.

MetroPCS Communications (PCS): Almost 14,000 contracts traded in the October 11 puts, but volume was below open interest at the strike. PCS fell 6.15 percent to $11.30.



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This article appears in: Investing , Options

Referenced Stocks: AMD , PCS , PXP , S

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