Largest option buying in equities so far
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Express Scripts (ESRX): An investor bought more than 15,000 June 75 calls for $0.81, looking for potential upside in the share price. ESRX rose 0.61 percent to $54.56.
American International Group (AIG): An investor bought 10,000 January 32 calls for $3.90 and sold equal-sized blocks in the January 28 puts for $2.45 and the January 40 calls for $1.42. The trade cost just $0.03 and will earn more than 20,000 percent if the stock climbs to $40 by expiration. AIG fell 4.69 percent to $31.29.
Bank of America (BAC): More than 11,000 January 2014 7 puts were traded, mostly bought for $1.37, but volume was below open interest in the strike. BAC rose 2.20 percent to $7.91.
Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA): More than 6,000 May 1.50 puts were bought for $0.23 to $0.26, but volume was below open interest in the strike. ARNA rose 4.44 percent to $2.71.