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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

AAPL, BAC and FB saw their usual healthy amount of options trading on both sides


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

  • 45,002  Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 22,507 Hillshire Brands Co. (NYSE:HSH) call contracts
  • 17,168 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 13,064 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 11,829 Astex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ASTX) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 31,952 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 19,921 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 13,985 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 9,638 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 7,859 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) put contracts

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

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