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.

JP Morgan Chase (JPM): More than 8,000 June 48 calls traded, mostly for $2.69 to $2.74, but volume was below open interest at the strike. JPM fell 0.39 percent to $48.72.

Seagate Technology (STX): A block of 7,500 April 35 calls were bought for $0.69 and an equal number of April 38 calls were sold for $0.22. Known as a bullish call spread, the trade cost $0.47 and will earn a maximum profit of 538 percent on a move to $38. STX fell 0.91 percent to $32.03. (See related story )

SandRidge Energy (SD): Volume surged in the April 6 puts and the April 7 puts as an existing bearish spread was closed. SD rose 3.14 percent to $5.58.

Agilent Technologies (:A): An investor bought 2,500 May 39 puts for $0.96, bracing for downside in the share price. A rose 0.21 percent to $42.02.

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