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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: KEM, ESPR, BAC


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in KEMET Corp. (Symbol: KEM), where a total volume of 3,936 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 393,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 44.4% of KEM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 885,895 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring January 15, 2021 , with 1,103 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 110,300 underlying shares of KEM. Below is a chart showing KEM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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Esperion Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: ESPR) saw options trading volume of 3,238 contracts, representing approximately 323,800 underlying shares or approximately 44.1% of ESPR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 734,780 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019 , with 2,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 200,000 underlying shares of ESPR. Below is a chart showing ESPR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Bank of America Corp (Symbol: BAC) options are showing a volume of 230,329 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 23.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.8% of BAC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 53.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $29 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 68,299 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 6.8 million underlying shares of BAC. Below is a chart showing BAC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $29 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for KEM options , ESPR options , or BAC options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks , Options
Referenced Symbols: KEM , ESPR , BAC



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