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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: HIG, IRM, MSFT


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol: HIG), where a total volume of 15,145 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 89.3% of HIG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $53.50 strike call option expiring August 24, 2018 , with 5,083 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 508,300 underlying shares of HIG. Below is a chart showing HIG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $53.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Iron Mountain Inc (Symbol: IRM) options are showing a volume of 11,352 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 69.9% of IRM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $35 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 7,416 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 741,600 underlying shares of IRM. Below is a chart showing IRM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Microsoft Corporation (Symbol: MSFT) options are showing a volume of 159,395 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 15.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 60.8% of MSFT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 26.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $109 strike call option expiring July 27, 2018 , with 15,344 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of MSFT. Below is a chart showing MSFT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $109 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for HIG options , IRM options , or MSFT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: HIG , IRM , MSFT



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