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.

Mechel (:MTL): An investor sold 7,000 October 2 calls for $0.20 and $0.25, betting against upside in the Russian steelmaker. MTL fell 1.55 percent to $1.91.

Assured Guaranty (AGO): An investor sold 2,000 July 24 calls for $1.50 and bought 6,000 July 26s for $0.53. It appears that the activity resulted from a long position being rolled to the higher strike and tripled in size. AGO rose 0.36 percent to $25.17. (See related story )

Rowan Cos. (RDC): Some 2,000 June 30 calls were bough, mostly for $1.25 to $1.45, as investors look for upside in the ocean-drilling company. RDC rose 2.19 percent to $31.67.

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