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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.

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM): Some 20,000 April 2.50 calls were purchased for $0.15 to $0.20 as investors position for potential upside in the share price. PPHM rose 1.08 percent to $1.86.

Vodafone (VOD): An investor sold 10,000 July 23 puts for $0.69 and bought an equal number of July 27 calls for $0.55. The trade generated a credit of $0.14 and is similar to owning shares in the global telecom giant. VOD fell 2.74 percent to $25.24.

Morgan Stanley (MS): Some 15,000 January 20 puts were bought for $1.24 as investors hedge against a potential decline in the share price. MS rose 1.14 percent to $24.14.

(Disclosure: I own PPHM shares.)

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