Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: CAT, BXP, RHI


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Caterpillar Inc. (Symbol: CAT), where a total volume of 53,783 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 5.4 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 124.6% of CAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $105 strike call option expiring June 16, 2017 , with 16,436 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of CAT. Below is a chart showing CAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $105 strike highlighted in orange:

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Boston Properties Inc (Symbol: BXP) saw options trading volume of 3,061 contracts, representing approximately 306,100 underlying shares or approximately 47% of BXP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 650,700 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $125 strike call option expiring June 16, 2017 , with 1,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 150,000 underlying shares of BXP. Below is a chart showing BXP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Robert Half International Inc. (Symbol: RHI) saw options trading volume of 3,849 contracts, representing approximately 384,900 underlying shares or approximately 46% of RHI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 836,225 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring September 15, 2017 , with 3,797 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 379,700 underlying shares of RHI. Below is a chart showing RHI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for CAT options , BXP options , or RHI options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: CAT , BXP , RHI


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