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.
JDS Uniphase (JDSU): More than 10,000 March 14 puts were bought for $0.30 to $0.35 as investors brace for downside in the telecom-equipment stock. JDSU fell 0.84 percent to $14.03. (See related story )
Bank of America (BAC): More than 35,000 March 12 calls traded, mostly for $0.15 to $0.20, but volume was below open interest at the strike. BAC rose 2.51 percent to $11.84.
Intel (INTC): Almost 16,000 April 22 puts were bought for $0.77, but volume was below open interest at the strike. INTC rose 0.65 percent to $21.65.
Sony (SNE): Some 10,000 March 14 puts were bought for $0.05 against previous open interest. That suggests an existing short position was closed profitably. SNE rose 1.68 percent to $15.77.
Disclosure: I own INTC shares.
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