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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.
Talisman Energy (TLM): Some 10,500 July 15 calls were traded for $0.40 and $0.45 as investors position for upside in the Canadian oil stock. TLM rose 0.32 percent to $12.63.
Bank of America (BAC): About 8,800 March 12 calls were bought for $0.35 to $0.45 but volume was far below open interest at the strike. BAC rose 0.34 percent to $11.92.
Genworth Financial (GNW): Some 10,696 June 4 puts were bought for $0.05 and an equal number of June 8 calls were sold for $1.39. The trade was probably the work of an investor looking to protect gains in the stock. GNW fell 2.94 percent to $8.90.