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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.

Home Depot (HD): Traders bought 8,000 weekly 75 puts expiring this Friday for $0.42, along with 8,000 of the weekly 74s for $0.16, looking for the home-improvement stock to push lower. HD fell 0.43 percent to $74.81. (See related story )

Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK): Some 4,200 December 25 puts were bought, with the largest blocks fetching $1.80, as investors brace for downside in the casino operator. PNK fell 1.66 percent to $24.94.

Seabridge Gold (SA): Some 10,000 of the November 10 calls were bought, mostly for $0.85 to $1.05, looking for a rally in the precious-metals stock. SA rose 4.33 percent to $10.12. (See related story)

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