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LCC saw unusually high 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 Investors

  • 50,798 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) put contracts
  • 32,176 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 18,491 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 17,173 US Airways Group (NYSE:LCC) call contracts
  • 14,867 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 33,405 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 23,896 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 17,069 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 11,187 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 10,858 Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) call contracts

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

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