Largest option buying in equities so far

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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.

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): Some 10,000 December 11 calls were purchased for $0.50 but volume was below open interest at the strike. NKTR rose 0.79 percent to $8.93.

Intel (INTC): More than 26,000 January 21 calls were purchased for $0.97 to $1.02 as investors look for the chip maker to rally. INTC rose 0.72 percent to $21.06.

American International Group (AIG): Some 5,200 January 30 puts traded for $0.85 and $0.90, but volume was far below open interest at the strike. AIG fell 0.12 percent to $31.96.

Citigroup (C): Some 7,500 November 37 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.49, as investors look for upside in the financial giant. C rose 1.22 percent to $36.49.

Groupon (:GRPN): More than 5,000 January 3 puts were bought for $0.30 but volume was below open interest at the strike. GRPN rose 2.66 percent to $3.86.

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