10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Both market makers and individual investors were bullish on AAPL and FB

   

According to the Options Clearing Commission, the top equity options (by volume) that traded on Friday (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades) showed similar sentiment on the popular tech stocks, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).

Individual Traders

  • 49291 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 44275 Knight Capital Group (NYSE:KCG) put contracts
  • 28219 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 26262 McMoran Exploration Co. (NYSE:MMR) put contracts
  • 20004 Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CTIC) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 34859 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 25957 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 15318 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 14074 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) put contracts
  • 13139 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) call contracts

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


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