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Notable Friday Option Activity: MSFT, INTC, HD


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Microsoft Corporation (Symbol: MSFT), where a total volume of 188,162 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 18.8 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.6% of MSFT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 43.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $107 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 11,815 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares of MSFT. Below is a chart showing MSFT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $107 strike highlighted in orange:

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Intel Corp (Symbol: INTC) options are showing a volume of 116,261 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 11.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 43.5% of INTC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 26.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $52.50 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 20,669 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.1 million underlying shares of INTC. Below is a chart showing INTC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $52.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Home Depot Inc (Symbol: HD) options are showing a volume of 22,855 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.7% of HD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $180 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 1,795 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 179,500 underlying shares of HD. Below is a chart showing HD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: MSFT , INTC , HD




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