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.
Bank of America (BAC): Some 33,000 May 13 calls were bought, mostly for $0.07 and $0.08, as investors position for the financial giant to keep climbing. BAC rose 2.22 percent to $12.51.
Qualcomm (QCOM): A block of 9,400 July 65 calls were bought for $1.63, along with an equal number of July 65 puts for $2.76. Known as a long straddle, the trade cost $4.39 and will profit from volatility increasing in the semiconductor stock. QCOM rose 0.52 percent to $64.10.
Facebook (FB): Almost 10,000 May 30 calls were bought, mostly for $0.10, as investors look for the social-networking stock to rally over the next two weeks. FB fell 2.09 percent to $27.72.
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