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.
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC): More than 20,000 June 12 calls were bought for $0.03 as investors look for upside in the stock. Volume, however, was below open interest. BAC rose 0.62 percent to $8.98.
EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO): More than 14,000 May 6 calls traded, with the large blocks purchased for $0.45. Volume was 10 times open interest, and traders are looking for the stock to rally. XCO rose 5.20 percent to $6.07.
CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI): Investors bought some 8,000 September 30 puts for $0.25, positioning for a potential decline after the stock rallied. CVI is up 8.14 percent to $30.14.
CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca:FXY): Volume surged in the June 118 puts and the June 113 puts, with 4,500 contracts trading at both strikes. FXY fell 0.36 percent to $120.62.
— Option Monster