Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: DLTR, JWN, DOW


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Dollar Tree Inc (Symbol: DLTR), where a total volume of 21,652 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 59.5% of DLTR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $77.50 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 19,307 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares of DLTR. Below is a chart showing DLTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $77.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Nordstrom, Inc. (Symbol: JWN) saw options trading volume of 23,097 contracts, representing approximately 2.3 million underlying shares or approximately 58.9% of JWN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $47.50 strike call option expiring April 21, 2017 , with 10,138 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of JWN. Below is a chart showing JWN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $47.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Dow Chemical Co. (Symbol: DOW) options are showing a volume of 38,310 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 57.4% of DOW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike call option expiring May 19, 2017 , with 16,754 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares of DOW. Below is a chart showing DOW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for DLTR options , JWN options , or DOW options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: DLTR , JWN , DOW


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