Quotes & Data

General Instructions
Option Chain Search Criteria
Option Chain Table Data
Futures Symbology
Customer Support


General Instructions:

1. Enter the stock or index symbol

2. Select "All exchange option quotes (if multiply listed)" if desired (if you do not, default delayed quotes are disseminated from CBOE; if the option in question is not traded at CBOE, all exchange delayed quotes will be displayed)

3. Select one of the three search criteria:

- "List near term at-the-money options & Weeklys if avail."
- "List all options, LEAPS, Credit Options & Weeklys if avail."

4. Click "Submit"

Option Chain Search Criteria:

Q: What is the check box preceding "All exchange option quotes (if multiply listed)" for?

A: When this box is checked and a symbol is entered, the search result will display the delayed quotes on all exchanges if the option is multiply listed.

Q: What does "List near term at-the-money options & Weeklys if avail." mean?

A: When a stock or index symbol is entered and this search option is selected, the search result will display delayed quotes for the nearest two months (if available), representing a list of strike prices greater than and less than the delayed stock quote.

Q: What does "List all options, LEAPS, Credit Options & Weeklys if avail." mean?

A: When a stock or index symbol is entered and this search option is selected, the search result will display delayed quotes for all months.

Q: What does "Download text file" mean?

A: "Download text file" means you can download the complete option chain to your hard drive in .dat format, which converts into a spreadsheet program. Conversion instructions are displayed on the download page.



Option Chain Table Data:

Q: What does the letter following the hyphen (if present) at the end of an option or LEAPS series indicate?

A: This letter (if present) indicates which exchange(s) the option trades at, whereby:
    No hyphen or letter present = Composite
    A = AMEX American Stock Exchange
    B = BOX Boston Stock Exchange - Options
    E = CBOE Chicago Board Options Exchange
    I = BATS
    J = NASDAQ OMX BX
    O = NASDAQ OMX
    P = NYSE Arca
    X = PHLX Philadelphia Stock Exchange
    Y = C2 Exchange
    4 = Miami Options Exchange
    8 = ISE International Securities Exchange

Q: What does "Last Sale" mean?

A: "Last Sale" stands for an option's Last Reported Sales Price. In the event the "Net" column displays "pc", the "Last Sale" column displays the last reported sales price from a previous business day. In the event the "Net" column displays an up or down point movement, the "Last Sale" column displays the last reported sales price from the current business day. All of the above information is reported on a delayed basis.

Q: What does "Net" mean?

A. "Net" stands for an option's Net Point Change. In the event the "Net" column displays "pc", no last sale price has yet been reported for the current business day. In the event the "Net" column displays an up or down point movement, the point change reflects the difference from the current business day's last reported sales price, and a previous business day's last reported sales price. All of the above information is reported on a delayed basis.

Q: What does "Vol" mean?

A: "Vol" stands for Volume. The "Vol" column displays the volume (in option contracts) that has traded for the current day on a delayed basis.

Please note that the "Vol" identifier that appears above the option table reflects the volume for the underlying product.

Q: What does "Open Int" mean?

A: "Open Int" stands for Open Interest. The "Open Int" column displays the open interest, based upon opening and closing transaction data and exercise notices tendered from the previous day.



Customer Support:

For customer support, visit the Contact CBOE page.



 

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED TO DOWNLOAD DELAYED QUOTE TABLE DATA FROM THIS WEB SITE BY USING AUTO-EXTRACTION PROGRAMS/QUERIES AND/OR SOFTWARE. CBOE WILL BLOCK IP ADDRESSES OF ALL PARTIES WHO ATTEMPT TO DO SO. THIS DATA IS PROPERTY OF THOMSON REUTERS. DOWNLOADING THIS DATA IN ANY OTHER WAY THAN BY MANUAL TICKER SYMBOL ENTRY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. You may wish to visit CBOE's Related Sites section where you can review lists of quote vendors who may be able to provide this type of information in the desired format: http://www.cboe.com/Resources/RelatedLinks.aspx



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