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.

Pitney Bowes (PBI): Some 15,000 July 15 calls were bought for $0.40 and $0.45 as investors position for upside in the share price. PBI rose 0.11 percent to $14.05.

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM): Some 10,000 April 5 calls were bought for $0.05, but volume was far below open interest at the strike. PPHM rose 11 percent to $1.55.

PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ): Some 10,000 March 80 calls were bought for $0.01 against open interest, suggesting that a short position was closed. QQQ rose 0.10 percent to $68.76.

Disclosure: I own PPHM shares.

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