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April 18, 2013  Thu 10:18 AM CT

VOD: 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.

Vodafone (VOD): Volume surged in the July 28 calls and the July 30 calls as an investor closed a bullish call spread. VOD rose 2.40 percent to $29.48.

SandRidge Energy (SD): A block of 9,000 April 5 puts were bought for $0.45. Volume was below open interest, so the investor may have bought back contracts previously sold in hope that the shares would stay above $5. SD rose 0.44 percent to $4.58.

National Bank of Greece (NBG): Almost 24,000 August 1 calls were bought for $0.05 as investors look for the beaten-down European lender to rebound. NBG fell 3.36 percent to $0.70.
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