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.
Anadarko Petroleum (APC): A block of 7,300 March 80 calls were
bought for $3.25 as an investor positioned for upside in the energy
company. APC fell 0.50 percent to $77.61.
Ford Motor (F): Volume surged in the January 14 calls, with
investors apparently unloading previous long positions. F rose 2
percent to $13.74.
Nokia (NOK): Investors purchased almost 29,000 April 4.50 puts,
mostly for $0.71 and $0.72, looking for the shares to push lower.
NOK rose 17 percent to $4.38.
Micron (MU): An investor bought 5,500 contracts each in the January
2014 7 calls and the January 2014 7 puts. Volume was below open
interest at each strike, so they may have been closing an existing
straddle or opening a new long-volatility position. MU rose 0.41
percent to $7.34.
Intel (INTC): Almost 54,000 January 21 puts were bought for $0.19
to $0.20 as investors position for potential downside in the
semiconductor giant. INTC rose 0.68 percent to $21.60.