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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.

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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