Back to Main

Largest option buying in equities so far

By: optionMONSTER
Posted: 6/12/2012 11:51:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: CSCO;JRCC;MMR;T

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.

McMoRan Exploration (MMR): More than 8,000 July 11 calls were bought for $0.29 and $0.30 as investors look for the stock to rally. MMR rose 3.10 percent to $8.98.

Cisco Systems (CSCO): Almost 6,000 June 16 puts were bought for $0.03, but volume was below open interesting, suggesting an existing short position was closed. CSCO rose 1.85 percent to $16.78.

James River Coal (JRCC): Volume surged in the June 3 puts and the June 2 puts as an existing bearish position was apparently rolled to the lower strike, resulting in a credit of $0.85. JRCC rose 2.49 percent to $1.96.

AT&T (T): Investors bought 20,000 January 34 calls for $1.69 and sold an equal number of January 22.50 puts for $0.27. While bullish, it isn't clear whether a position was initiated or closed below volume was below open interest at both strikes. T fell 0.17 percent to $34.53.