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Largest option trades in equities

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.

Mondelez International (MDLZ): More than 20,000 weekly 36 calls expiring next Friday, Jan. 24, were purchased, mostly for $0.27, as investors position for a quick rally. MDLZ rose 0.45 percent to $35.86.

Discover Financial (DFS): More than 5,000 February 60 calls were purchased for $0.25 to $0.30, as investors look for a rally with earnings due out next Thursday, Jan. 24. DFS fell 1.06 percent to $54.27.

iGate (IGTE): Some 3,900 February 16 puts were bought for $0.50 as investors guard against further downside in the share price. IGTE fell 6.62 percent to $37.55.

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