10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

For the most part, traders and market makers stuck to familiar names

   

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

  • 70,478 Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) call contracts
  • 29,032  Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 17,924 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 13,399 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 10,237 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 26,162 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 17,116 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 13,958 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 10,772 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 10,679 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) put contracts

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


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