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Notable Monday Option Activity: COST, CIA, K


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST), where a total volume of 6,254 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 625,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 44.2% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $105 strike put option expiring October 21, 2016 , with 402 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 40,200 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $105 strike highlighted in orange:

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Citizens, Inc. (Symbol: CIA) options are showing a volume of 363 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 36,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.2% of CIA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 88,015 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring November 18, 2016 , with 264 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 26,400 underlying shares of CIA. Below is a chart showing CIA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Kellogg Co (Symbol: K) options are showing a volume of 6,572 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 657,200 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 40.7% of K's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $85 strike call option expiring September 16, 2016 , with 1,080 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 108,000 underlying shares of K. Below is a chart showing K's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: COST , CIA , K


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