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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Keep an eye on micro-cap Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM)


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

  • 39,982 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 22,212 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 14,800 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 14,564 Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PPHM) call contracts
  • 10,353 Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 23,137 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 22,278 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 11,780 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 10,394 Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) call contracts
  • 7,322 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

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

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