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Largest option buying in equities so far

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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.

Yahoo (YHOO): Investors bought more than 15,000 December 18 calls for $0.15 and $0.16, looking for upside. YHOO rose 0.06 percent to $16.04.

Cisco Systems (CSCO): About 15,000 January 19 calls were bought as an investor looked for the stock to push higher. CSCO rose 1.73 percent to $18.87.

Barrick Gold (ABX): A block of 5,000 January 2013 52.50 puts were bought for $8.85 as an investor sought a long-term hedge on the miner. ABX rose 0.43 percent to $51.24.

JP Morgan (JPM): More than 7,000 December 35 calls traded for $0.65 to $0.79, but volume was below open interest. JPM rose 4.70 percent to $33.85.

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