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Largest option buying in equities so far

Posted
1/3/2013 11:23:00 AM
By: optionMONSTER
Referenced Stocks:BAC;C;F;MU

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.

Micron (MU): Investors bought more than 10,000 February 8 calls for $0.10, looking for upside in the maker of memory chips. There was also heavy selling in the January 7.50 puts. MU rose 4.68 percent to $6.94.

Ford Motor (F): Almost 44,000 contracts traded in the January 12.50 calls, mostly for $0.77 to $1.03, positioning for upside in the share price. F rose 2.27 percent to $13.50.

Bank of America (BAC): Some 15,000 May 10 puts were bought for $0.30 as investors traders braced for a pullback. BAC rose 0.25 percent to $12.

Citigroup (C): Investors bought and sold the January 38 calls, but volume was below open interest at the strike. C rose 0.33 percent to $41.39.