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July 3, 2014  Thu 10:08 AM CT

JD: 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.

JD.com (JD): An investor sold 2,900 August 35 calls for $0.55, betting that upside will be limited in the Chinese Internet retailer. JD fell 3.52 percent to $27.94.

DSW (DSW): Some 2,600 October 30 calls were bought, mostly for $1.20 to $1.42, as investors look for the shoe retailer to rally. DSW rose 3.03 percent to $28.52. (See full story)

Baker Hughes (BHI): Almost 2,600 October 82.50 calls were sold, mostly for $1.23, as investors bet that upside will be limited in the provider of oil services. BHI fell 0.52 percent to $74.96.
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