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.

Microsoft (MSFT): Some 18,500 July 30 calls were bought for $0.59 to $0.67 as investors positioned for upside in the share price. MSFT rose 0.75 percent to $28.09.

Staples (SPLS): More than 17,000 June 14 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.65 and $0.70, as traders look for the retailer to rally in coming months. SPLS rose 2.08 percent to $13.24.

International Paper (IP): An investor bought 15,000 July 45 calls for $1.25 and sold an equal number of July 50 calls for $0.27. Known as a bullish call spread , the position will profit from upside in the share price and follows a similar transaction on Friday. IP fell 1.29 percent to $41.96. (See our Education section)

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