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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: GD, HAS, CAT


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in General Dynamics Corp (Symbol: GD), where a total volume of 23,398 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 203.4% of GD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $190 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 5,309 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 530,900 underlying shares of GD. Below is a chart showing GD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $190 strike highlighted in orange:

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Hasbro, Inc. (Symbol: HAS) saw options trading volume of 9,027 contracts, representing approximately 902,700 underlying shares or approximately 105.9% of HAS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 852,430 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $105 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 911 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 91,100 underlying shares of HAS. Below is a chart showing HAS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $105 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Caterpillar Inc. (Symbol: CAT) options are showing a volume of 30,876 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 91.9% of CAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $145 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 2,484 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 248,400 underlying shares of CAT. Below is a chart showing CAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $145 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for GD options , HAS options , or CAT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: GD , HAS , CAT



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