Largest option buying in equities so far
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Cheniere Energy (LNG): Investors purchased about 37,000 March 17 calls and sold a matching number of March 12 calls. The resulting position provides leverage to a rally, and is similar to owning shares in the natural-gas tanker company. LNG rose 0.76 percent to $14.57.
Cisco Systems (CSCO): Some 9,600 February 19 calls were purchased for $0.52 as investors look for upside in the tech giant. CSCO fell 0.23 percent to 17.90.
Bank of America (BAC): Almost 25,000 November 9 puts were bought for $0.02 to $0.05. Volume was well below open interest, so traders were probably closing short positions before expiration this afternoon. BAC fell 0.88 percent to $9.01.
Informatica (INFA): Some 11,500 December 25 puts were bought for $0.50 and $0.55 as investors position for downside in the name. INFA declined 0.11 percent to $27.02
Facebook (FB): Some 18,000 November 23 puts expiring today traded for $0.05 to $0.25 as traders position for a quick drop. FB is up 7.04 percent to $23.73.