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.

Micron Technology (MU): Some 17,000 weekly 9.50 calls expiring this Friday were bought, for $0.12 to $0.18, against open interest of 1,494 contracts as investors position for a rally in the near term. MU rose 1.45 percent to $9.45.

Regions Financial (RF): Some 5,900 May 8 calls traded, most of which priced for $0.19, as investors look for upside in the Alabama lender. RF rose 3.62 percent to $8.01.

Bank of America (BAC): More than 20,000 January 7 puts were bought for $0.08 but volume was well below open interest at the strike. BAC rose 3.41 percent to $12.12.

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