Largest option buying in equities

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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.

Micron (MU): More than 28,000 January 15 calls were bought, mostly for $1.41 to $1.47, as investors continue to position for upside in the memory-chip maker. MU fell 0.40 percent to $13.64.

Facebook (FB): A block of 60,000 January 2015 32 calls was sold for $2.18 and 60,000 January 2015 22 puts were bought for $2.50. Known as a collar, the trade cost $0.32 and will hedge against a pullback in the social-media stock. FB dropped 0.95 percent to $25.93.

Dell (DELL):  More then 25,000 August 14 calls were bought, mostly for $0.08, but volume was well below open interest at the strike. DELL is down 0.53 percent to $13.05.



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