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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: RCL, ALB, JNJ


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (Symbol: RCL), where a total volume of 6,880 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 688,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 45.2% of RCL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $125 strike call option expiring January 19, 2018 , with 2,804 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 280,400 underlying shares of RCL. Below is a chart showing RCL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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Albemarle Corp. (Symbol: ALB) saw options trading volume of 5,975 contracts, representing approximately 597,500 underlying shares or approximately 44.9% of ALB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $140 strike put option expiring December 15, 2017 , with 998 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 99,800 underlying shares of ALB. Below is a chart showing ALB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ) saw options trading volume of 20,083 contracts, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares or approximately 41.4% of JNJ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $145 strike call option expiring February 16, 2018 , with 3,368 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 336,800 underlying shares of JNJ. Below is a chart showing JNJ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $145 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for RCL options , ALB options , or JNJ 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: RCL , ALB , JNJ


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