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More Call Buying in Bank of America


Bulls continued their recent stampede into Bank of America on Friday as the stock rose more than 5 percent.

The stock surged to $7.84, its highest price since September, and more than 500,000 calls traded. Those calls lock in the entry price investors must pay for the stock, so they can double or triple if shares move in the right direction.

The buying started early and remained strong all day. OptionMonster's systems showed big activity in the Feb. 8 calls, along with the March 8s, the April 9s, and even the January 10s, which expire early next year.

Upside activity in Bank of America has appeared on our tracking systems on multiple occasions. It started on Jan. 4, when the April 7 calls were bought for $0.21. Those options are now worth more than $1.10.

Option volume in the name was a massive at 782,997 contracts, almost triple its daily average. Just 265,000 of those were puts, a reflection of the day's bullish sentiment.

—Najarian is long BAC.

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Pete Najarian is a professional investor, CNBC contributor, regular co-host of CNBC's "Fast Money" and co-founder of .