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.
JP Morgan (JPM): Investors bought about 7,000 February 34 calls for $1.42 and separately sold 10,000 February 27 puts for $0.71, looking for the stock to push higher or hold its ground. JPM rose 2.14 percent to $32.44. (See related story )
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX): About 14,000 January 32.75 puts were bought for $0.81 as investors position for downside in the copper miner. FCX rose 1.52 percent to $37.43.
Barrick Gold (ABX): Investors bought he January 45 calls for $2.30 and the April 47 calls for $3.30, looking for the stock to push higher. ABX rose 2.35 percent to $45.23.
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