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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Everyone's bearish on J.C. Penney (JCP)


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

  • 20,205 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 18,747 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 14,588 Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) call contracts
  • 12,312 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 12,071 J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 20,986 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 15,889 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 10,720 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) put contracts
  • 10,059 Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) call contracts
  • 8,534 J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) put contracts

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

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