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February 20, 2013  Wed 10:31 AM CT

GM: 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.

General Motors (GM): Some 30,000 June 35 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.13 to $0.15 as investors position for upside in the auto maker. GM rose 0.79 percent to $27.46.

AngloGold Ashanti (AU): Some 7,035 April 33 calls were bought for $0.05 and about 13,600 June 28 calls were sold for $0.70 to $0.80. Volume was below open interest in the April contracts, indicating that a short position was rolled forward in time and to the lower strike, reflecting a neutral-to-bearish outlook toward the gold miner. AU fell 3.89 percent to $25.69.

JP Morgan (JPM): An investor sold 5,000 May 49 puts for $1.79 and bought an equal number of March 49 puts for $0.75. Known as a calendar spread, the trade generated a credit of $1.04. JPM fell 0.36 percent to $49.27. (See related story)
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