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June 16, 2014  Mon 10:22 AM CT

NXST: 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.

Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST): An investor bought 5,000 July 45 calls for $3.50 and sold 7,500 July 50 calls for $1.35. Volume was below open interest in the 50s, so they may have rolled a long position lower or opened a new ratio spread. Either way, they're bullish. NXST fell 0.37 percent to $45.66.

CenterPoint Energy (CNP): Some 11,000 July 25 calls were bought, mostly for $0.25 to $0.40 as investors looked for upside in the utility stock. CNP rose 2.46 percent to $24.60.

SPDR High-Yield Bond Fund (JNK): A block of 5,000 June 41 puts was sold for $0.05 and rolled to September 41 puts, which were bought for $0.70. The investor is probably using the options to protect a long position in the fund. JNK fell 0.01 percent to $41.60. (See full story)
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