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.

Talisman Energy (TLM): A block of 20,000 July 14 calls was bought for $0.65 and the same number of July 11 puts was sold for $0.60. The resulting position is similar to owning shares in the oil company, making money to the upside and losing to the downside. TLM fell 1.44 percent to $12.36.

Facebook (FB): A block of 8,000 May 25 puts were bought for $1.23 as an investor positions for downside in the social-networking stock. FB fell 0.88 percent to $27.01.

Theravance (THRX): About 5,200 March 15 puts were bought for $0.60 as traders brace for a drop in the drug developer. THRX fell 2.07 percent to $19.87.

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