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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

These names hold steady throughout sluggish periods


According to the Options Clearing Commission, these were the top equity options (by volume) that traded yesterday (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades):

Individual Investors

  • 67,895 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 51,140 Thompson Creek Metals Company (NYSE:TC) put contracts
  • 40,143 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 21,603 KB Homes (NYSE:KBH) put contracts
  • 18,157 Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 361,702 Altria Group (NYSE:MO) call contracts
  • 43,381 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 33,956 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 20,933 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) put contracts
  • 12,869 Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) call contracts

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

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