10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

High volume in WAG could mean a continued spike up

   

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

  • 25,900 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 16,539 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 13,239 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 8,989 Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) call contracts
  • 8,721 Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 25,536  Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 18,496 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 10,233 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 6,955 Vodaphone Group (NYSE:VOD) call contracts
  • 6,881 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) put contracts

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


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