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.
Ashland (ASH): An investor purchased more than 2,300 August 100 calls for $1.35 to $1.60, positioning for upside in the chemical stock. ASH rose 1 percent to $100.45.
Raptor Pharmaceutical (RPTP): Traders bought almost 2,300 August 15 calls, but volume was below open interest. That suggests existing short positions were closed as the stock rallied. RPTP is up 23 percent to $10.14.
Wellcare Healthcare (WCG): An investor sold 2,500 December 55 puts for $2.25, looking for the health insurer to hold its ground through late 2014. WCG rose 0.97 percent to $60.59.
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