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February 26, 2014  Wed 10:30 AM CT

EXH: 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.

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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