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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

J.C. Penney puts are still seeing strong volume


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 Investor

  • 36,483 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 30,517 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 24,062 Citigroup (NYSE:C) put contracts
  • 17,114 J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) put contracts
  • 9,569 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

Market Maker

  • 42,453 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 23,030 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 12,530 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 9,367 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 8,264 J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) put contracts

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

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