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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: HAL, SHW, MET


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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Halliburton Company (Symbol: HAL), where a total of 35,053 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 42.4% of HAL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 8.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $45 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 13,185 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of HAL. Below is a chart showing HAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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Sherwin-Williams Co (Symbol: SHW) saw options trading volume of 2,139 contracts, representing approximately 213,900 underlying shares or approximately 41.7% of SHW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 513,055 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $480 strike call option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 1,017 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 101,700 underlying shares of SHW. Below is a chart showing SHW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $480 strike highlighted in orange:

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And MetLife Inc (Symbol: MET) options are showing a volume of 17,798 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 41% of MET's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $47.50 strike put option expiring September 28, 2018 , with 3,065 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 306,500 underlying shares of MET. Below is a chart showing MET's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $47.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for HAL options , SHW options , or MET options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: HAL , SHW , MET



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