10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

From tech to banking to soup, options traders were well-diversified

   

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

  • 43,466 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 34,590 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 23,347 AIG (NYSE:AIG) call contracts
  • 15,994 Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) call contracts
  • 14,960 Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 207,506 Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) call contracts
  • 183,308 Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) call contracts
  • 159,021 Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) call contracts
  • 143,716 Campbell’s Soup (NYSE:CPB) call contracts
  • 80, 793 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE:HOT) call contracts

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


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