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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.

US Airways (LCC): A block of 10,000 April calls was sold for $0.43 and an equal number of May 17 calls was bought for $0.58. Volume was below open interest at both strikes, but it appears than an existing long position was rolled forward in time and higher in price. LCC fell 0.99 percent to $15.98.

Viacom (VIAB): Some 11,000 May 70 calls were bought, mostly for $0.70, as investors look for the media stock to keep rallying. VIAB fell 1.37 percent to $65.59.

Heckmann (HEK): A block of 10,000 September 3 puts was bought for $0.30 as an investor braces for the energy-fracking stock to push lower. HEK fell 4.68 percent to $3.87.


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