10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

AAPL continues to lead the way for traders and market makers

   

According to the Options Clearing Commission, the stocks below were the top equity options (by volume) on Friday, the most recent trading day on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades):

Individual Investors

  • 45,126 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 28,687 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 21,108 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 20,383 Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) call contracts
  • 19,786 Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 39,315 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 23,564 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 20,258 Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) call contracts
  • 19,198 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 18,112 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

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


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