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.
FirstEnergy (FE): Almost 7,000 November 39 calls were bought for $0.20 and $0.25 as investors look for upside in the utility stock. FE fell 0.19 percent to $37.75.
Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH): More than 5,000 February 38 puts were bought, mostly for $0.95, as investors brace for a potential pullback in the fund. SMH rose 1.35 percent to $41.16.
Talisman Energy (TLM): Some 4,300 January 14 calls were bought, mostly for $0.35, as investors look for upside in the Canadian oil driller. TLM rose 2.18 percent to $12.65.
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