Wednesday’s Vital Data: Amgen, American Airlines and Apple
The topsy-turvy ride for stock traders continues this morning with U.S. stock futures pointing toward a sizeable down gap at the open. Heading into the open, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are down 1.46%, and S&P 500 futures are lower by 1.42%. Options traders came after calls throughout the session, boosting volumes in Amgen (NYSE:AMGN), American Airlines Group (NYSE:AAL) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Activity ballooned to 1,314% of the average daily volume, with 275,296 total contracts traded; 96% of the trading came from call options alone.