10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

AAPL and BAC top the charts on the CBOE

   

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

  • 46,009 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 35,039 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 31,405 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 29,010 Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) call contracts
  • 27,349 Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 42,044 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 25,235 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 23,776 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 18,253 Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) call contracts
  • 9,226 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) put contracts

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


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