10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

The market is bullish on FCX

   

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

  • 100,937 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 72,633 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 32,535 Nexen (NYSE:NXY) call contracts
  • 25,896 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) call contracts
  • 24,738 Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 82,110 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 63,986 H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ) call contracts
  • 38,726 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 21,874 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) call contracts
  • 21,711 UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) call contracts

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


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