Largest option trades in equities

By David Russell,

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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.

Williams (WMB): More than 23,000 February 39 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.94, as investors looked for upside in the pipeline stock. WMB fell 0.18 percent to $37.96.

Stillwater Mining (SWC): More than 3,000 April 14 calls were bought for $0.55 as investors look for upside in the precious-metals stock. SWC rose 0.23 to $12.87.

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ): More than 50,000 March 12 puts were sold as an investor looked for the fund to hold its ground through the winter. EWJ fell 0.79 percent to $11.92.

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This article appears in: Investing Options
Referenced Stocks: WMB

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