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.

Morgan Stanley (MS): More than 9,000 January 17.50 calls were purchased, mostly for $1.31, as investors continue to seek upside in the brokerage stock. MS fell 1.35 percent to $16.85.

Bank of America (BAC): About 28,000 October 9 calls traded for $0.34 to $0.36, as investors bought and sold the contracts against previous open interest. BAC fell 0.68 percent to $8.74.

Phillips 66 (PSX): Volume surged in the January 37 puts and the January 44 calls as an investor closed a bullish synthetic long position. PSX rose 0.55 percent to $44.50.

American International Group (AIG): Some 12,500 January 30 calls were bought for $4.60 and $4.70 but volume was below open interest at the strike. AIG fell 1.53 percent to $33.47.

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