10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Familiar names topped the CBOE's most-traded options by volume

   

According to the Options Clearing Commission, the stocks below had the top options volume yesterday on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades):

Individual Investors

  • 28,820 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 20,516 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 18,636 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 15,845 Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) call contracts
  • 11,747 General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 23,508 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 23,409 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 10,628 Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) put contracts
  • 10,614 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 9,323 General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) call contracts

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


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