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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.

American International Group (AIG): Volume surged in the February 30 calls, the April 37 calls and the April 32 puts. It appears that an existing downside position was rolled forward in time. AIG fell 1.62 percent to $38.23.

Genworth Financial (GNW): Some 10,229 June 8 calls were sold for $1.64 and an equal number of June 4 puts were bought for $0.06. The position will lock in gains on the stock and protect against a major decline in the share price. GNW fell 1.72 percent to $9.14.

Bank of America (BAC): About 10,000 February 11 puts were bought for $0.06. Volume was below open interest, so the trader may have closed an existing short position. BAC fell 1.45 percent to $11.54.

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