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March 12, 2014  Wed 10:30 AM CT

AMX: 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.

America Movil (AMX): Some 2,400 April 20 calls were bought, mostly for $0.85, as investors continue to look for upside in the Mexican telecom. AMX rose 1.66 percent to $20.18.

Bill Barrett (BBG): Some 2,300 April 25 calls were bought, mostly for $0.95 and $1, as investors look for the energy stock to rally. BBG rose 1.73 percent to $24.16.

Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH): Some 2,000 August 47 calls were bought for $1 as investors look for upside in the chip-making sector. SMH rose 0.68 percent to $44.44.
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