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Notable Thursday Option Activity: PEP, V, CME


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in PepsiCo Inc (Symbol: PEP), where a total volume of 21,017 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 43.3% of PEP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $117 strike call option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 1,549 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 154,900 underlying shares of PEP. Below is a chart showing PEP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $117 strike highlighted in orange:

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Visa Inc (Symbol: V) saw options trading volume of 36,171 contracts, representing approximately 3.6 million underlying shares or approximately 41.6% of V's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $145 strike call option expiring March 15, 2019 , with 4,229 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 422,900 underlying shares of V. Below is a chart showing V's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $145 strike highlighted in orange:

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And CME Group (Symbol: CME) options are showing a volume of 6,597 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 659,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41.4% of CME's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $180 strike put option expiring February 22, 2019 , with 880 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 88,000 underlying shares of CME. Below is a chart showing CME's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for PEP options , V options , or CME options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: PEP , V , CME




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