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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.
Cisco (CSCO): Investors purchased about 19,000 August 17 calls, mostly for $1.71 to $1.94. While bullish, volume was below open interest at the strike. CSCO rose 8.07 percent to $18.75.
Facebook (FB): Investors sold more than 28,000 August 20 calls for $0.30 to $0.40, betting against a short-term rally in the tech stock. FB declined 5.80 percent to $19.97.
Huntsman (HUN): An investor sold 23,262 November 13 calls for $2.12 and bought an equal number of November 11 puts for $0.35. The trade reflects a belief that upside will be limited in the chemical stock. HUN fell 0.21 percent to $14.45.