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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.
Walgreen (WAG): Some 16,500 March 41 calls were bought for $0.96 to $1.04 as investors look for upside in the pharmacy giant. WAG rose 0.25 percent to $41.51.
AOL (AOL): A block of 10,000 April 36 calls were bought for $2.15 and an equal number of April 31 puts were sold for $0.35. The position cost $1.80 to open, and is similar to owning shares in the online media site. AOL rose 6.70 percent to $35.98. (See related story )
Chesapeake Energy (CHK): A block of 11,000 April 20 puts were bought for $1.20. Volume was below open interest at the strike, so an investor may have been closing a short position in the puts. CHK fell 0.30 percent to $20.17.
Dell (DELL): About 16,000 August 15 calls were bought for $0.12 to $0.14, but volume was below open interest at the strike. DELL rose 0.21 percent to $13.66.