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Largest option buying in equities so far
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.
TJX (TJX): An investor bought some 28,000 February 45 calls for $0.25 and sold a similar number of March 45 calls for $1.05. Volume was below open interest in February, suggesting that a short position was rolled forward in time as the trader looks for the stock to stay at or below $45. TJX fell 0.09 percent to $45.17.
Chimera Investment (CIM): An investor purchased about 28,000 March 3 puts, positioning for potential downside in the share price. CIM was unchanged at $3.07.
Morgan Stanley (MS): An investor bought 10,000 January 22 puts for $2.01 and sold an equal number of January 17 puts for $0.61, hedging against a decline in the brokerage stock. MS fell 0.90 percent to $23.62.
Dendreon (DNDN): Some 10,000 August 5 puts were bought, mostly for $0.84, but volume was below open interest at the strike. DNDN fell 1.42 percent to $6.26.