Options Trading News

May 7, 2013  Tue 10:27 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.

Facebook (FB): More than 14,000 June 32 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.08, as investors position for upside in the social-media stock. FB declined 1.18 percent to $27.25.

Boeing (BA): Volume surged in the May 77.50 calls as traders sought to capture the plane maker's quarterly dividend. BA rose 0.72 percent to $94.87.

Intel (INTC): Some 10,000 June 24 puts were bought, mostly for $0.60, as traders brace for a pullback in the semiconductor name. INTC rose 0.71 percent to $24.08.

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