Options Trading News

November 13, 2013  Wed 10:32 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.

Manitowoc (MTW): More than 16,000 January 2015 30 calls were purchased for $0.85 to $0.90 as investors look for long-term upside in the share price. MTW rose 0.11 percent to $18.94.

Leap Wireless (LEAP): Volume surged in the November 16 calls and the January 16 calls. Volume was below open interest in both, suggesting that a long calendar spread was closed. LEAP fell 0.31 percent to $16.08.

Family Dollar (FDO): More than 3,000 January 70 calls were purchased, mostly for $2.70, as investors look for the discount retailer to push higher. FDO fell 0.33 percent to $68.47.
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