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.
Pfizer (PFE): A block of 5,000 September 23 calls was purchased for $0.53 as investors look for upside in the stock. PFE rose 0.26 percent to $21.35.
PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP): More than 8,000 March 22 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.26 and $0.27, as investors looked for upside in the greenback. UUP rose 0.45 percent to $22.13.
Bunge (BG): Call volume surged in the agricultural processor as investors looked to capture its quarterly dividend. The activity has no directional bias. BG rose 1.28 percent to $64.77.
U.S. Natural Gas Fund (UNG): Some 35,000 January 4 puts were sold for $0.44 as investors looked for the fund to hold its ground. UNG rose 3.92 percent to $5.38
First Solar (FSLR): The March 39 puts were bought for $4.15 and the March 32 puts were sold for $1.27 as traders positioned for downside in the name. More than 11,000 contracts traded at each strike. FSLR fell 8.58 percent to $38.14.
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