Gilead Sciences (GILD) Shows High Options Volume

High options volume is often an indicator of big bullish or bearish moves

   

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

Individual Investors

  • 29,685 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 26,516 Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) put contracts
  • 23,615 American International Group (NYSE:AIG) call contracts
  • 19,794 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 19,144 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 26,813 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 18,036 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 15,441 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 15,295 American International Group (NYSE:AIG) call contracts
  • 14,990 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts

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


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