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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.

Bank of America (BAC): More than 35,000 of the 10.50 calls expiring today were bought, mostly for $0.07 to $0.15. Volume was below open interest, so the traders could be closing short positions or looking for a short-term rally in the financial giant. BAC rose 0.91 percent to $10.55.

American International Group (AIG): Some 10,000 February 38 calls were purchased for $0.39 to $0.43 as investors position for the insurance stock to rally. AIG rose 2.38 percent to $34.05.

TiVo (TIVO): Almost 8,000 May 14 calls were purchased for $0.69 to $0.75 as investors look for upside in the share price. TIVO rose 1.96 percent to $12.22.

Citigroup (C): An even 20,000 March 29 puts were bought for $0.34 and $0.35, but volume was below open interest at the strike. C rose 1.05 percent to $37.41.


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