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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.

Magnum Hunter Resources (MHR): A block of 1,000 February 9 calls was sold for $0.20 and 1,000 March 10s were bought for $0.10 as a bullish position was rolled up in price and out in time. MHR rose 3.78 percent to $9.02.

Teradyne (TER): An investor bought 2,500 July 19 calls for $1.95 and sold an equal number of July 20s for $1.375 in a bullish vertical spread. The trade cost $0.575 and will expand to $1 if the maker of semiconductor gear is over $20 on expiration. TER fell 0.15 percent to $19.84.

General Growth Properties (GGP): A block of 10,921 February 21 calls were sold for $1.25 and an equal number of March 22 calls were bought for $0.69 as an investor rolled a long position forward in time and up in price. GGP rose 1.32 percent to $22.21. ( See story )

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