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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.
Arch Coal (ACI): Some 33,000 July 7 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.86 to $0.94, as investors look for upside in the stock. ACI fell 3.15 percent to $7.08.
Intel (INTC): More than 4,200 June 27 puts were bought for $1.14, but volume was below open interest. INTC rose 0.06 percent to $26.11.
Sara Lee (SLE): An investor sold 5,000 October 21 calls for $1.10 and bought an equal number of October 16 puts for $0.20. Volume was below open interest at both strikes, indicating that a bullish combination strategy was closed. SLE fell 1.96 percent to $21.06.
ConocoPhillips (COP): A block of 10,000 June 52.50 puts traded for $1.20 and $1.21, but volume was below open interest in the strike. COP fell 2.25 percent to $52.07.