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): A block of 20,000 January 10 calls was bought for $1.22 as investors position for continued upside in the semiconductor stock. MU fell 1.18 percent to $9.24.

Oracle (ORCL): An investor sold about 11,000 June 35 calls for $0.29 and bought an equal number of June 29 puts for $0.29, bracing for downside in the software giant. ORCL fell 0.28 percent to $32.28.

General Motors (GM): Some 12,500 June 30 calls were bought, mostly for $0.91 to $0.94, but volume was far below open interest at the strike. GM fell 0.07 percent to $29.13.

Microsoft (:MSFT): Some 10,600 January 25 puts were bought for $0.55 to $0.60 but volume was below open interest at the strike. MSFT rose 3.54 percent to $30.82.

Disclosure: I own ORCL shares.

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