Options Trading News

February 26, 2014  Wed 10:30 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.

Exterran (EXH): Some 5,000 March 40 calls traded as investors look for upside in the natural-gas compression stock. The largest block was purchased for $0.85. EXH rose 2.41 percent to $39.16.

Staples (SPLS): Some 14,000 March 13 puts were sold for $0.40 and $0.30 as investors exited a protective position on the office-supply retailer. SPLS rose 4.69 percent to $13.61.

Cameron (CAM): An investor sold 10,000 March 62.50 calls for $2.30 and bought an equal number of March 65 calls for $1.21. Rolling the position let him or her recover $1.09 of capital and positioned them for further upside in the oil-servicing name. CAM rose 0.38 percent to $63.45.

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