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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.

US Airways (LCC): A block of 10,000 April calls was sold for $0.43 and an equal number of May 17 calls was bought for $0.58. Volume was below open interest at both strikes, but it appears than an existing long position was rolled forward in time and higher in price. LCC fell 0.99 percent to $15.98.

Viacom (VIAB): Some 11,000 May 70 calls were bought, mostly for $0.70, as investors look for the media stock to keep rallying. VIAB fell 1.37 percent to $65.59.

Heckmann (HEK): A block of 10,000 September 3 puts was bought for $0.30 as an investor braces for the energy-fracking stock to push lower. HEK fell 4.68 percent to $3.87.

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