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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.
Facebook (FB): A block of 14,175 August 29 calls were bought for $5 and 17,176 of the September 36s were sold at the same time for $0.93. The investor probably owns shares and is rolling a short position in the calls out in time and to the higher strike. FB fell 1.45 percent to $33.86.
Western Union (WU): A block of 11,240 January 19 calls was purchased for $0.40 as an investor looked for upside in the money-transfer stock WU, which reports earnings on Tuesday, fell 1.63 percent to $16.88.
Ford Motor (F): Almost 11,000 January 2015 15 calls were purchased, mostly for $3.20, but volume was below open interest at the strike. F rose 0.18 percent to $16.99.