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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.

Anadarko Petroleum (APC): An investor sold 20,696 February 75 calls for $4.25 and rolled the position to 25,870 February 80 calls, which they bought for $2.42. The trade let them take profits while remaining exposed to further upside. APC fell 0.54 percent to $73.86. (See related story )

Cisco Systems (CSCO): Investors bought the December 20 calls for $0.06, looking for the tech giant to rally. CSCO rose 0.16 percent to $18.95

Bank of America (BAC): About 8,00 December 9 puts were bought for $0.07 and $0.08, but volume was far below open interest at the strike. BAC rose 0.36 percent to $9.87.

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