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Largest option trades in equities

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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