10 Hottest Stocks for Option Traders

5 equities were more popular than Apple on the market maker side

   

According to the Options Clearing Commission, these were the top equity options (by volume) that traded on Friday (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades):

Individual Investors

  • 64102 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts
  • 37528 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 25567 Nokia (NYSE:NOK) put contracts
  • 23222 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 17309 MetroPCS Communications (NYSE:PCS) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 789547 Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) call contracts
  • 177225 Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) call contracts
  • 98786 Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) call contracts
  • 91513 PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) call contracts
  • 43113 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts

 

Did you trade any of these names yesterday? Give us your take in the comments.


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