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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.

Ivanhoe Mines (IVN): More than 21,000 March 20 calls were bought for $0.20 to $0.45 as investors look for upside in the stock. IVN rose 2.02 percent to $17.70.

Alcoa (AA): More than 20,000 March 11 calls have been bought for $0.12 to $0.14 as investors positioned for higher prices. AA rose 0.76 percent to $10.54.

Microsoft (MSFT): Some 44,000 March 27 puts were bought for $0.04 as investors look for a pullback in the share price or for higher volatility in the near term. MSFT was unchanged at $31.37.

Live Nation Entertainment (LYV): More than 20,000 April 7.50 puts traded for $0.20 against open interest of just 942 contracts. LYV fell 5.52 percent to $9.92.

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