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Largest option buying in equities so far

By: optionMONSTER
Posted: 1/22/2013 11:29:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: DELL;INTC;JPM

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optionMONSTER's ActionTracker top option trades for individual equities

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.

Intel (INTC): An investor purchased more than 13,000 January 2014 25 calls, mostly for $0.54, looking for the chipmaker to climb over the next year. INTC fell 0.75 percent to $21.09.

JP Morgan (JPM): More than 11,000 September 33 puts were bought for $0.48 and $0.49. Volume was below open interest at the strike, so the activity could result from an existing position being closed. JPM fell 0.39 percent to $48.28.

Dell (DELL): More than 9,000 February 11 puts were bought, mostly for $0.14 and $0.15, as investors brace for a pullback in the computer-hardware maker. DELL rose 1.79 percent to $13.07.