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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.
Bank of America (BAC): More than 35,000 of the 10.50 calls expiring today were bought, mostly for $0.07 to $0.15. Volume was below open interest, so the traders could be closing short positions or looking for a short-term rally in the financial giant. BAC rose 0.91 percent to $10.55.
American International Group (AIG): Some 10,000 February 38 calls were purchased for $0.39 to $0.43 as investors position for the insurance stock to rally. AIG rose 2.38 percent to $34.05.
TiVo (TIVO): Almost 8,000 May 14 calls were purchased for $0.69 to $0.75 as investors look for upside in the share price. TIVO rose 1.96 percent to $12.22.
Citigroup (C): An even 20,000 March 29 puts were bought for $0.34 and $0.35, but volume was below open interest at the strike. C rose 1.05 percent to $37.41.