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.

Huntsman (HUN): A block of 26,400 May 19 calls was sold for $0.75 and rolled to the June 19s for $1.10. The trade cost $0.35 and provides the investor with an additional month of upside exposure to the chemical company. HUN fell 2.43 percent to $18.15.

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ): An investor bought 8,500 June 22 calls for $0.51 and sold a matching number of June 18 puts for $0.46. The resulting position is highly leveraged to the computer stock, making money to the upside and losing to the downside. HPQ fell 0.95 percent to $20.16.

Qualcomm (QCOM): Some 8,600 May 62.50 calls were purchased, mostly for $1.05, but volume was below open interest at the strike. QCOM rose 0.66 percent to $61.93.

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