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November 9, 2012  Fri 10:20 AM CT

MET: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
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.

MetLife (MET): A block of 10,000 March 42 calls was purchased for $0.20 as investors look for upside in the financial stock. MET rose 1.59 percent to $32.51.

NII Holdings (NIHD): An even 10,000 December 8 calls was purchased, mostly for $0.20, as investors look for the telecom stock to rebound. NIHD fell 2.01 percent to $6.35.

Hess (HES): Almost 33,000 December 50 puts were bought for $1.82 to $1.94 as investors position for the energy stock to crumble. HES fell 1.57 percent to $51.39. (See related story)

Bank of America (BAC): More than 35,000 December 9 puts traded, mostly for $0.26 to $0.30, but volume was far below open interest at the strike. BAC rose 1.17 percent to $9.50.
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