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Largest option buying in equities so far

David Russell (david.russell@optionmonster.com)

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.

Hertz Global Holdings (:HTZ): Investors bought 10,000 September 27 calls for $1.50, looking for the car-rental stock to keep rallying. HTZ fell 0.89 percent to $25.75.

General Electric (:GE): A block of 10,000 June 23 calls was rolled to the June 24 line, letting the investor collect a credit of $0.32 and keeping him or her long the shares. GE rose 0.11 percent to $23.48.

Rite-Aid (:RAD): Some 5,700 January 3 calls were bought for $0.50 as an investor positioned for upside in the share price. RAD rose 5.91 percent to $2.96.

Microsoft (:MSFT): Some 6,000 January 25 puts were purchased for $0.26, but volume was below open interest at the strike. MSFT rose 0.16 percent to $34.93.

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