10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Unusual volume in OfficeMax (OMX) is likely a reaction to news of Office Depot's (ODP) plans to acquire it

   

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

  • 39,507 Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) call contracts
  • 29,977 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 23,228 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 13,614 Chelsea Therapeutics International (NASDAQ:CHTP)
  • 12,066 Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX)

Market Makers

  • 24,698 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 20,863 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 11,645 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 8,078 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 8,050 OfficeMax (NYSE:OMX) call contracts

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


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