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Largest option buying in equities so far

David Russell (david.russell@optionmonster.com)

Intel (INTC): Some 27,000 June 23 calls were bought, mostly for $0.26, as investors look for upside in the chip maker. INTC rose 0.46 percent to $21.87.

Xilinx (XLNX): Almost 11,000 April 37 puts were bought, mostly for $0.50, as traders brace for downside in the semiconductor company. XLNX fell 0.63 percent to $37.96.

Deutsche Bank (DB): Volume surged in the April 42 puts, the April 37 puts and the April 35 puts as a protective hedging strategy was closed and rolled to the lower strikes. DB fell 2.98 percent to $39.06.


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