10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

MetroPCS Communications (PCS) options saw some unusual volume

   

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

  • 43,362 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 38,413 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 35,227 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 10,102 MetroPCS Communications (NYSE:PCS) call contracts
  • 8,383 Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 30,428 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 26,128 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 17,231 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 8,316 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 7,082 Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) put contracts

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


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