STOCK NEWS US-Total option open interest rises by 3.49 mln contracts

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Real-time equity news [E U]U.S. stock market report 0913 ET 12Nov2013 Total option open interest increases by 3.49 mln contracts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A total of 12.6 million contracts changed hands in the U.S.-listed optionsmarket on Monday, resulting in net open interest growth of 1.74 million callsand 1.75 million puts, according to Trade Alert.

Alpha Natural Resources Inc, Bank of America Corp, CiscoSystems Inc and Facebook Inc attracted the greatest increase inoption open positions, data from Trade Alert showed.

The top five new positions opened include 32,000 Alpha Natural January 2014$6 strike puts, 30,000 Alpha Natural January $11 strike calls, 25,000 LibertyGlobal Plc January $90 strike calls, 25,000 Alpha Natural January $9strike calls and 24,000 Williams Companies Inc January $37 strike calls,Trade Alert said.

Reuters Messaging: doris.frankel.reuters.com@reuters.net

0721 ET 12Nov2013-Economic and earnings diary for Nov. 12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Economic data on Tuesday includes the Chicago Fed National Activity Index, whichedged up in September. The Conference Board's employment trend index for Octoberis also due for release.

News Corp is the only S&P 500 still expected to report earnings onTuesday. D.R. Horton Inc and NRG Energy Inc posted resultsearlier in the day.

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