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January 17, 2013  Thu 10:32 AM CT

INTC: 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.

Intel (INTC): Volume surged in the January 23.50 calls before the company releases quarterly results tonight. Most of the contracts priced for $0.12. INTC rose 0.95 percent to $22.32.

Tyco International (TYC): An investor bought 7,695 July 35 calls for $0.53 and sold an equal number of July 32 calls for $1.30, rolling a long position to the higher strike. TYC rose 0.95 percent to $30.83.

Bank of America (BAC): Some 8,400 January 2014 7 puts were bought, mostly for $0.25. Volume was below open interest, so an existing short position may have been closed. BAC fell 3.27 percent to $11.40.

Applied Materials (AMAT): Some 11,000 April 12 calls traded, mostly for $0.57 to $0.60, but volume was far below open interest at the strike. AMAT rose 1.43 percent to $12.10.
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