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Largest option buying in equities so far

By: optionMONSTER
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:21:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: AIRM;BAC;NRG;UNG

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.

NRG Energy (NRG): Some 15,000 December 24 calls were purchased for $0.15 as investors positioned for further gains this week. NRG rose 1.09 percent to $23.25.

Bank of America (BAC): Investors purchased almost 48,000 December 11 calls, looking for the stock to keep rising. BAC rose 2.65 percent to $10.86.

U.S. Natural Gas fund (UNG): More than 10,000 January 11 puts traded against open interest, likely resulting from an investor buying back a winning short trade in the contracts. UNG rose 0.79 percent to $19.02.

Air Methods (AIRM): Volume surged in the December 65 calls and puts as a trader implemented a directionless arbitrage trade. AIRM fell 1.32 percent to $109.