10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Extra-high volume on AAPL calls compared to other options

   

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

Individual Investors

  • 42,452 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 13,109 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 10,780 United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) put contracts
  • 9,396 Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ:MPEL) call contracts
  • 9,336 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 53,407 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 16,429 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 10,643 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 8,035 Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) put contracts
  • 7,486 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

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


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