Options Trading News

April 22, 2014  Tue 10:42 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.

Carnival (CCL): An investor sold almost 3,900 July 38 calls, most of which priced for $1.20, betting that upside will be limited in the cruise-ship operator. CCL rose 0.59 percent to $37.45.

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU): More than 10,000 June 4.33 calls were purchased, mostly for $0.19 and $20, but volume was below open interest at the strike. ALU rose 1.05 percent to $3.87.

Cell Therapeutics (CTIC): An investor sold 10,000 June 2.50 puts for $0.18, betting that downside will be limited in the developer of cancer treatments. CTIC rose 8.11 percent to $3.24. (See related story)
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