10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

SIRI trades exploded yesterday on the market maker side

   

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

  • 46,576 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 34,296 Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) call contracts
  • 30,482 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 27,590 Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) call contracts
  • 23,935 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 1,386,205 Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) call contracts
  • 46,427 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 36,048 Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (NYSE:ITW) call contracts
  • 22,789 The Mc-Graw Hills Companies (NYSE:MHP) call contracts
  • 21,029 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) put contracts

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


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