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December 20, 2012  Thu 10:36 AM CT

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.

Research in Motion (RIMM): Investors purchased more than 6,000 January 12 puts, mostly for $0.61 and $0.62, positioning for downside in the share price. RIMM rose 0.51 percent to $13.70.

Focus Media (FMCN): Some 8,800 January 24 puts were bought for $0.40 to $0.50, looking for the Chinese media stock to fall. FMCN rose 0.71 percent to $25.70.

Altria Group (MO): Volume surged in the January 27 calls as investors looked to reap the tobacco stock's quarterly dividend. MO rose 0.40 percent to $32.52.
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