Quantcast

Notable Wednesday Option Activity: PYPL, HIG, GS


Shutterstock photo

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in PayPal Holdings Inc (Symbol: PYPL), where a total of 68,250 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 6.8 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 87% of PYPL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 7.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $87.50 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 7,957 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 795,700 underlying shares of PYPL. Below is a chart showing PYPL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $87.50 strike highlighted in orange:

Loading+chart++2018+TickerTech.com

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG) saw options trading volume of 19,736 contracts, representing approximately 2.0 million underlying shares or approximately 75.8% of HIG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 11,037 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of HIG. Below is a chart showing HIG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

Loading+chart++2018+TickerTech.com

And Goldman Sachs Group Inc (the (Symbol: GS) options are showing a volume of 21,362 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 73% of GS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $270 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 1,545 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 154,500 underlying shares of GS. Below is a chart showing GS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $270 strike highlighted in orange:

Loading+chart++2018+TickerTech.com

For the various different available expirations for PYPL options , HIG options , or GS options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

Today's Most Active Call & Put Options of the S&P 500 ยป

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: PYPL , HIG , GS



More from BNK Invest

Subscribe






BNK Invest
Contributor:

BNK Invest

Market News, Investing










Research Brokers before you trade

Want to trade FX?