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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: A, GS, TDG


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Symbol: A), where a total volume of 22,112 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 96.3% of A's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring August 16, 2019 , with 4,270 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 427,000 underlying shares of A. Below is a chart showing A's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc (the (Symbol: GS) options are showing a volume of 18,651 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 72.9% of GS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $200 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 1,999 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 199,900 underlying shares of GS. Below is a chart showing GS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $200 strike highlighted in orange:

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And TransDigm Group Inc (Symbol: TDG) saw options trading volume of 1,848 contracts, representing approximately 184,800 underlying shares or approximately 62.9% of TDG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 293,965 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $450 strike put option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 761 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 76,100 underlying shares of TDG. Below is a chart showing TDG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $450 strike highlighted in orange:

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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks , Options
Referenced Symbols: A , GS , TDG



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