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.

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM): Some 20,000 April 2.50 calls were purchased for $0.15 to $0.20 as investors position for potential upside in the share price. PPHM rose 1.08 percent to $1.86.

Vodafone (VOD): An investor sold 10,000 July 23 puts for $0.69 and bought an equal number of July 27 calls for $0.55. The trade generated a credit of $0.14 and is similar to owning shares in the global telecom giant. VOD fell 2.74 percent to $25.24.

Morgan Stanley (MS): Some 15,000 January 20 puts were bought for $1.24 as investors hedge against a potential decline in the share price. MS rose 1.14 percent to $24.14.

(Disclosure: I own PPHM shares.)

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