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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: BLK, MEET, VLO


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK), where a total of 2,330 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 233,000 underlying shares. That amounts to about 51.9% of BLK's average daily trading volume over the past month of 448,920 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $520 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 147 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 14,700 underlying shares of BLK. Below is a chart showing BLK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $520 strike highlighted in orange:

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Meet Group Inc (Symbol: MEET) options are showing a volume of 6,219 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 621,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.7% of MEET's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $4 strike put option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 4,084 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 408,400 underlying shares of MEET. Below is a chart showing MEET's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $4 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Valero Energy Corp (Symbol: VLO) options are showing a volume of 18,256 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 51.3% of VLO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $120 strike call option expiring July 06, 2018 , with 8,817 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 881,700 underlying shares of VLO. Below is a chart showing VLO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $120 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for BLK options , MEET options , or VLO options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: BLK , MEET , VLO


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