Barchart allows you to view options by Expiration Date (select the expiration month/year using the drop-down menu at the top of the page). Weekly expiration dates are labeled with a (w) in the expiration date list.

Options information is delayed a minimum of 15 minutes, and is updated at least once every 15-minutes through-out the day.

Select an options expiration date from the drop-down list at the top of the table, and select Near-the-Money or Show All to view all options.

Note: Option quotes with an asterisk * after the strike price are restricted options, typically created after spin-offs or mergers.

You can also view options in a Stacked or Side-by-Side view. The View setting determines how Puts and Calls are listed on the page. For both views, Near-the-Money Calls and Puts are highlighted:

Near-the-Money - Puts: Strike Price is greater than the Last Price
Near-the-Money - Calls: Strike Price is less than the Last Price

For the selected Options Expiration date, the information listed at the top of the page includes:

  • Options Expiration: The last day on which an option may be exercised, or the date when an option contract ends. Also includes the number of days till options expiration (this number includes weekends and holidays).
  • Implied Volatility: The average implied volatility (IV) of the nearest monthly options contract. IV is a forward looking prediction of the likelihood of price change of the underlying asset, with a higher IV signifying that the market expects significant price movement, and a lower IV signifying the market expects the underlying asset price to remain within the current trading range.
  • Historic Volatility: The 20-day historic volatility for the underlying asset. Historic volatility is the standard deviation of the price returns over a given number of sessions, multiplied by a factor (260 days) to produce an annualized volatility level. 

Stacked View

A Stacked view lists Puts and Calls one on top of the other, sorted by Strike Price.

  • Strike: The price at which the contract can be exercised. Strike prices are fixed in the contract. For call options, the strike price is where the shares can be bought (up to the expiration date), while for put options the strike price is the price at which shares can be sold. The difference between the underlying contracts current market price and the options strike price represents the amount of profit per share gained upon the exercise or the sale of the option. This is true for options that are in the money; the maximum amount that can be lost is the premium paid. 
  • Moneyness - the percent from the last price: (strike price - last / last). Moneyness refers to the relative position of the underlying assets last price to the strike price. When a call options Moneyness is negative, the underlying last price is less than the strike price; when positive, the underlying last price is greater than the strike price. When a put options Moneyness is negative, the underlying last price is greater than the strike price; when positive, the underlying last price is less than the strike price.
  • Bid: The bid price for the option.
  • Midpoint: The midpoint between the bid and ask.
  • Ask: The ask price for the option.
  • Last: The last traded price for the options contract.
  • Change: The difference between the current price and the previous days settlement price.
  • %Change: The difference between the current price and the previous days settlement price, expressed as a percent.
  • Volume: The total number of option contracts bought and sold for the day, for that particular strike price.
  • Open Interest: Open Interest is the total number of open option contracts that have been traded but not yet liquidated via offsetting trades for that date.
  • Vol/OI - for the Strike Price: todays volume / todays open interest. A higher ratio indicates unusual activity for the option.
  • Implied Volatility - Implied Volatility (IV) is the estimated volatility of the underlying stock over the period of the option. IV can help traders determine if options are fairly valued, undervalued, or overvalued. It can therefore help traders make decisions about option pricing, and whether it is a good time to buy or sell options. Implied volatility is determined mathematically by using current option prices in a formula that also includes Standard Volatility (which is based on historical data). The resulting number helps traders determine whether the premium of an option is fair or not. It is also a measure of investors predictions about future volatility of the underlying stock.

Side-by-Side View

A Side-by-Side View lists Calls on the left and Puts on the right.

  • Last:  The last traded price for the options contract.
  • %Change: The difference between the current price and the previous days settlement price, expressed as a percent.
  • Bid: The bid price for the option.
  • Ask: The ask price for the option.
  • Volume: The total number of option contracts bought and sold for the day, for that particular strike price.
  • Open Interest: Open Interest is the total number of open option contracts that have been traded but not yet liquidated via offsetting trades for that date.
  • Strike: The price at which the contract can be exercised. Strike prices are fixed in the contract. For call options, the strike price is where the shares can be bought (up to the expiration date), while for put options the strike price is the price at which shares can be sold. The difference between the underlying contracts current market price and the options strike price represents the amount of profit per share gained upon the exercise or the sale of the option. This is true for options that are in the money; the maximum amount that can be lost is the premium paid. 

Volume Graph

When checked, the Volume Graph highlights the comparative proportion of volume and open interest for selected strikes. It helps you easily see activity that may signal new positions or a potential move in the underlying asset.

Totals

The totals listed at the bottom of the page are calculated from all calls and puts, and not just Near-the-Money options. Volume totals reflect options traded during the current session.

  • Put Volume Total:  The total volume of all put option premiums.
  • Call Volume Total:  The total volume of all call option premiums.
  • Put/Call Volume Ratio: Put Volume Total / Call Volume Total.
  • Put Open Interest Total:  The total open interest of all put options.
  • Call Open Interest Total:  The total open interest of all call options.
  • Put/Call Open Interest Ratio: Put Open Interest Total / Call Open Interest Total.

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