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Notable Monday Option Activity: PLCE, AEL, MA


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Children's Place Inc (Symbol: PLCE), where a total volume of 3,383 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 338,300 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 60% of PLCE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 563,875 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $140 strike put option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 1,002 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,200 underlying shares of PLCE. Below is a chart showing PLCE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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American Equity Investment Life Holding Co (Symbol: AEL) saw options trading volume of 2,305 contracts, representing approximately 230,500 underlying shares or approximately 59.3% of AEL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 388,975 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 2,300 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 230,000 underlying shares of AEL. Below is a chart showing AEL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA) saw options trading volume of 28,967 contracts, representing approximately 2.9 million underlying shares or approximately 56.3% of MA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $165 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 2,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,000 underlying shares of MA. Below is a chart showing MA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $165 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for PLCE options , AEL options , or MA options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: PLCE , AEL , MA



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