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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.

Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX): An investor bought 10,000 October 120 calls for $4.80 and sold an equal number of October 125 calls for $0.10. Known as a bullish call spread, the trade will leverage a push to the $125 level where the company has agreed to be purchased. ONXX rose 5.71 percent to $123.64.

Facebook (FB): More than 10,000 September 42 calls were purchased, with large blocks pricing for $1.28 to $1.55, as investors position for more upside in the social-media stock. FB rose 2.84 percent to $41.70.

Intel (INTC): More than 8,000 weekly calls were purchased at the 22.50 strike as traders look for a quick rebound in the semiconductor giant. Premiums mostly ranged from $0.12 to $0.20. INTC rose 0.09 percent to $22.46.

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