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Notable Monday Option Activity: SPLK, TOWN, WDC


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Splunk Inc (Symbol: SPLK), where a total volume of 11,106 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 53.4% of SPLK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $140 strike call option expiring August 16, 2019 , with 1,312 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 131,200 underlying shares of SPLK. Below is a chart showing SPLK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $140 strike highlighted in orange:

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TowneBank (Symbol: TOWN) options are showing a volume of 480 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 48,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.3% of TOWN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 93,515 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike call option expiring December 20, 2019 , with 460 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 46,000 underlying shares of TOWN. Below is a chart showing TOWN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Western Digital Corp (Symbol: WDC) saw options trading volume of 25,967 contracts, representing approximately 2.6 million underlying shares or approximately 51.1% of WDC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $37.50 strike put option expiring June 07, 2019 , with 3,266 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 326,600 underlying shares of WDC. Below is a chart showing WDC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $37.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for SPLK options , TOWN options , or WDC options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks , Options
Referenced Symbols: SPLK , TOWN , WDC



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