Largest option buying in equities so far
David Russell | firstname.lastname@example.org
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): A block of 5,400 January 34 calls were bought for $2.73 as an investor looked for upside in the auto maker. GM rose 0.60 percent to $33.65.
Microsoft (MSFT): Some 6,500 July 33 calls were bought, mostly for $2.17, as investors wagered on a rally in the software giant. MSFT fell 0.77 percent to $34.73.
Elan (ELN): Almost 26,000 June 12 puts were bought, mostly for $0.40 and $0.45, as traders braced for downside in the drug maker. ELN fell 4.66 percent to $12.49.
GM attracts bullish earnings plays
July 16, 2015
The auto maker has fallen 15 percent in the last three months, but traders apparently believe that it will report positive quarterly results next week.
Traders bet GM will get back in gear
July 13, 2015
The auto maker has taken a beating amid vehicle recalls and worries about slow demand in China, but business has been improving in the United States.