Largest option trades in equities


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.

ConAgra (CAG): More than 5,000 March 32 calls were bought, with the largest block pricing for $0.85, as investors keep looking for the food stock to bounce. CAG rose 0.43 percent to $30.50. (See related story )

International Paper (IP): An investor bought 15,000 January 45 calls for $1.83 and sold 60,000 January 50 calls for $0.51. The ratio spread paid them a small credit and will leverage a move up to $50. IP fell 0.53 percent to $43.47.

Veeco Instruments (VECO): Some 3,790 November 37 puts were bought for $1.90 and a matching number of November 33 puts was bought for $0.55. The spread cost $1.35 and will earn a profit of 196 percent if the stock falls to $33 or lower by expiration. VECO fell 0.58 percent to $37.86.(See related story )

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