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Notable Monday Option Activity: FB, GOOGL, ZTS


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Facebook Inc (Symbol: FB), where a total volume of 163,489 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 16.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 105.9% of FB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 15.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $175 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 20,063 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares of FB. Below is a chart showing FB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $175 strike highlighted in orange:

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Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOGL) saw options trading volume of 14,065 contracts, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares or approximately 100.7% of GOOGL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $1150 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 547 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 54,700 underlying shares of GOOGL. Below is a chart showing GOOGL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1150 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Zoetis Inc (Symbol: ZTS) options are showing a volume of 22,980 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 89.1% of ZTS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $87.50 strike put option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 10,002 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of ZTS. Below is a chart showing ZTS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $87.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for FB options , GOOGL options , or ZTS options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: FB , GOOGL , ZTS




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