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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.
Dish Network (DISH): some 5,472 February 36 calls were sold for $2.11 against open interest, and 7,680 February 38 calls were bought for $1.30. The trade probably resulted from a long position being rolled to the higher strike. DISH rose 2.22 percent to $36.77.
Ford Motor (F): Some 5,000 June 16 calls were purchased for $0.24 as investors look for the automaker to keep climbing. F rose 0.75 percent to $13.45.
Clearwire (CLWR): Over 15,000 January 2014 2.50 puts were bought for $0.10 and $0.15 as investors seek protection against a potential long-term drop. CLWR rose 7.71 percent to $3.15.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ): A block of 10,000 August 13 puts was bought for $0.78 as an investor braces for a pullback in the share price. HPQ rose 1.88 percent to $15.69.
Nokia (NOK): Almost 6,000 February 4.50 calls were bought for $0.14 and $0.15 but volume was far below open interest at the strike. NOK fell 3.95 percent to $3.89.