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Notable option activity in equities

Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with unusual option activity on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system.

Mead Johnson (MJN): Traders bought 3,300 January 80 calls for $2.30, looking for upside in the baby-formula maker. MJN rose 0.27 percent to $72.92.

Teekay Tankers (TNK): About 7,000 October 7.50 calls were bought for $0.20 as investors looked for a rebound in the oil-transportation company. TNK fell 0.87 percent to $6.84.

BHP Billiton (BHP): Traders about 27,500 January 25 puts for $0.71, guarding against further downside in the metals stock. BHP fell 1.24 percent to $31.75.

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