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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.

United Parcel Service (UPS): More than 6,000 August 95 puts were sold for $0.36 as investors look for the shipping stock to hold its ground. UPS rose 0.52 percent to $96.44.

iShares MSCI Fund (EWJ): Large transactions occurred in the August 11.50 calls and the August 12 calls, with 7,500 contracts and 21,000 contracts changing hands in each, respectively. Volume was below open interest at both strikes, so an existing ratio spread was likely closed. EWJ rose 1.02 percent to $11.86.

Swift Transportation (SWFT): More than 7,000 September 22.50 calls were bought as investors look for upside in the trucking stock. SWFT fell 1.55 percent to $20.36.

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