HKEX News Release 
16/03/2017 
 
 

HKEX to Introduce Options on Three More Blue Chips on 10 April

 

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) will introduce options on Hang Seng Index constituents AAC Technologies, Geely Automotive and Link REIT on Monday, 10 April 2017 to further strengthen its options market.

The Link options will be HKEX's first options on a Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT.

The new options' sizes are in the following table along with the expiry months that will be available for trading when the options are introduced on 10 April.

Selected Contract Details of Geely, Link REIT and AAC Technologies Options 

Underlying Stock/REIT (Full Name)

Stock Code

Contract Size (Shares/Units)

Expiry Months Available on First Day of Trading

Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd

175

5,000

April 2017
May 2017
June2017
July 2017
September 2017
December 2017
March 2018

Link Real Estate Investment Trust

823

1,000

AAC Technologies Holdings Inc

2018

1,000

A contract summary and additional stock options information are available on the HKEX website.

HKEX has invited applications for market makers for the new stock options.

HKEX's derivatives market will have 87 stock option classes and cover 90 per cent of the Hang Seng Index's constituents after the three additions.

The attached tables show HKEX's stock option classes available from 10 April 2017.

Stock Options Market Data

  • Stock options accounted for about 45 per cent of HKEX's derivatives market (futures and options) trading volume in the first two months of this year. 
     
  • Stock options trading volume at HKEX was up more than 15 per cent in the first two months of the year from the same period a year ago. 

 

Stock Options Available for Trading at HKEX from 10 April 2017

Stock Option Classes with Contract Size of More Than One Board Lot of Underlying Securities 

Stock Code

Full Name of Underlying Securities

Derivatives Market Code

Contract Size (Shares/Units)

Number of Board Lots

823

Link Real Estate Investment Trust^ #

LNK

1,000

2

1113

Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd #

CKP

1,000

2

1288

Agricultural Bank of China Limited

XAB

10,000

10

1299

AIA Group Limited #

AIA

1,000

5

1336

New China Life Insurance Co Ltd

NCL

1,000

10

1339

The People's Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited

PIN

5,000

5

1359

China Cinda Asset Management Co, Ltd

CDA

5,000

5

1816

CGN Power Co, Ltd

CGN

10,000

10

1988

China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited

MSB

2,500

5

2018

AAC Technologies Holdings Inc^ #

AAC

1,000

2

2601

China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co, Ltd

CPI

1,000

5

2822

CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF

CSA

5,000

25

2823

iShares FTSE A50 China Index ETF*

A50

5,000

50

2827

WISE - CSI 300 China Tracker*

CS3

1,000

5

2828

Hang Seng H-Share Index ETF

HCF

1,000

5

3188

ChinaAMC CSI 300 Index ETF

AMC

2,000

10

3800

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd

PLE

5,000

5

6030

CITIC Securities Co Ltd

CTS

1,000

2

6837

Haitong Securities Co, Ltd

HAI

2,000

5

 

Stock Option Classes with Contract Size Equal to One Board Lot of Underlying Securities 

Stock Code

Full Name of Underlying Securities

Derivatives Market Code

Contract Size (Shares/Units)

1

CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd #

CKH

500

2

CLP Holdings Limited #

CLP

500

3

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited #

HKG

1,000

4

The Wharf (Holdings) Limited #

WHL

1,000

5

HSBC Holdings Plc #

HKB

400

6

Power Assets Holdings Limited #

HEH

500

11

Hang Seng Bank Limited #

HSB

100

12

Henderson Land Development Company Limited #

HLD

1,000

16

Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited #

SHK

1,000

17

New World Development Company Limited #

NWD

1,000

19

Swire Pacific Limited #

SWA

500

23

The Bank of East Asia, Limited #

BEA

200

27

Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited #

GLX

1,000

66

MTR Corporation Limited #

MTR

500

135

Kunlun Energy Co Ltd #

KLE

2,000

151

Want Want China Holdings Ltd #

WWC

1,000

175

Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd^ #

GAH

5,000

267

CITIC Limited #

CIT

1,000

293

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited #

CPA

1,000

330

Esprit Holdings Limited

ESP

100

358

Jiangxi Copper Company Limited

JXC

1,000

386

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation #

CPC

2,000

388

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited #

HEX

100

390

China Railway Group Limited

CRG

1,000

489

Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd

DFM

2,000

494

Li & Fung Limited

LIF

2,000

688

China Overseas Land & Investment Limited #

COL

2,000

700

Tencent Holdings Limited #

TCH

100

728

China Telecom Corporation Limited

CTC

2,000

762

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited #

CHU

2,000

857

PetroChina Company Limited #

PEC

2,000

883

CNOOC Limited #

CNC

1,000

902

Huaneng Power International, Inc

HNP

2,000

914

Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited

ACC

500

939

China Construction Bank Corporation #

XCC

1,000

941

China Mobile Limited #

CHT

500

992

Lenovo Group Limited #

LEN

2,000

998

China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited

CTB

1,000

1044

Hengan International Group Co Ltd #

HGN

500

1088

China Shenhua Energy Company Limited #

CSE

500

1109

China Resources Land Ltd #

CRL

2,000

1171

Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited

YZC

2,000

1186

China Railway Construction Corporation Limited

CRC

500

1211

BYD Company Limited

BYD

500

1398

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited #

XIC

1,000

1800

China Communications Construction Company Limited

CCC

1,000

1880

Belle International Holdings Limited #

BIH

1,000

1898

China Coal Energy Company Limited

CCE

1,000

1919

China COSCO Holdings Company Limited

CCS

500

1928

Sands China Ltd #

SAN

400

2038

FIH Mobile Limited

FIH

1,000

2282

MGM China Holdings Limited

MGM

400

2318

Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd #

PAI

500

2319

China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd #

MEN

1,000

2328

PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited

PIC

2,000

2333

Great Wall Motor Co Limited

GWM

500

2388

BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited #

BOC

500

2600

Aluminum Corporation of China Limited

ALC

2,000

2628

China Life Insurance Company Limited #

CLI

1,000

2777

Guangzhou R&F Properties Co, Ltd

RFP

400

2800

Tracker Fund of Hong Kong

TRF

500

2888

Standard Chartered PLC

STC

50

2899

Zijin Mining Group Company Limited

ZJM

2,000

3323

China National Building Material Company Limited

NBM

2,000

3328

Bank of Communications Co, Ltd #

BCM

1,000

3888

Kingsoft Corporation Ltd

KSO

1,000

3968

China Merchants Bank Co, Ltd

CMB

500

3988

Bank of China Limited #

XBC

1,000

^ Trading commences from 10 April 2017
# Hang Seng Index constituent
* Synthetic Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF

 

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