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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: ADP, FITB, MA


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Automatic Data Processing Inc. (Symbol: ADP), where a total volume of 9,134 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 913,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 56.9% of ADP's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $175 strike call option expiring August 16, 2019 , with 2,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 250,000 underlying shares of ADP. Below is a chart showing ADP's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $175 strike highlighted in orange:

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Fifth Third Bancorp (Symbol: FITB) options are showing a volume of 32,777 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.5% of FITB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $28 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019 , with 16,276 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of FITB. Below is a chart showing FITB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $28 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA) saw options trading volume of 15,551 contracts, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares or approximately 43.2% of MA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.6 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $255 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 938 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 93,800 underlying shares of MA. Below is a chart showing MA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $255 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for ADP options , FITB options , or MA options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks , Options
Referenced Symbols: ADP , FITB , MA



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