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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

AEO beat out AAPL 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

  • 87,467 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 57,100 News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) call contracts
  • 40,076 Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) put contracts
  • 30,000 Fifth & Pacific Corporation (NYSE:FNP) call contracts
  • 24,965 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 277,169 American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) call contracts
  • 76,240 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 15,768 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 15,686 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 11,068 Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) call contracts

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

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