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Largest option buying in equities so far

By: optionMONSTER
Posted: 1/9/2013 11:28:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: CLWR;DISH;F;HPQ;NOK

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.