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Notable Monday Option Activity: NKTR, FDX, XEC


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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Nektar Therapeutics (Symbol: NKTR), where a total of 23,149 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.3 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 77.5% of NKTR's average daily trading volume over the past month of 3.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $50 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 3,794 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 379,400 underlying shares of NKTR. Below is a chart showing NKTR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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FedEx Corp (Symbol: FDX) saw options trading volume of 7,380 contracts, representing approximately 738,000 underlying shares or approximately 58.5% of FDX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $260 strike call option expiring June 08, 2018 , with 684 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 68,400 underlying shares of FDX. Below is a chart showing FDX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $260 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Cimarex Energy Co (Symbol: XEC) saw options trading volume of 8,368 contracts, representing approximately 836,800 underlying shares or approximately 54% of XEC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 4,397 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 439,700 underlying shares of XEC. Below is a chart showing XEC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for NKTR options , FDX options , or XEC options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: NKTR , FDX , XEC


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