Largest option buying in equities so far
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Juniper Networks (JNPR): An investor bought 5,000 July 20 calls were bought for $0.92, looking for the stock to push higher. JNPR fell 2.65 percent to $18.74.
Pitney-Bowes (PBI): An investor bought 12,000 July 14 puts for $0.50 and sold an equal number of May 16 puts for $0.90. Volume was below open interest in the May 16s, indicating that an existing position was rolled from one strike to the other. PBI fell 6.61 percent to $15.68.
Pfizer (PFE): Some 6,000 July 23 calls were bought, mostly for $0.40, but volume was far below open interest in the strike. PFE dropped 0.27 percent to $22.39.
Nokia (NOK): Some 13,000 January 2.50 puts were bought, mostly for $0.33, as investors look for the stock to keep falling. NOK is unchanged at $3.20.
Qualcomm (QCOM): About 8,000 July 52.50 puts were bought for $0.66 and an equal number of July 67.50 calls were sold for $0.80. Volume was below open interest at both strikes, so it resulted from either a bearish trade being opened or a bullish position being closed. QCOM fell 1.49 percent to $61.