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Largest option buying in equities so far

By: optionMONSTER
Posted: 8/16/2012 12:21:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: CSCO;FB;HUN

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.