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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: NRG, MS, AFL


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in NRG Energy Inc (Symbol: NRG), where a total volume of 12,908 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 41.9% of NRG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $33 strike call option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 10,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of NRG. Below is a chart showing NRG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $33 strike highlighted in orange:

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Morgan Stanley (Symbol: MS) saw options trading volume of 32,748 contracts, representing approximately 3.3 million underlying shares or approximately 40.9% of MS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $47.50 strike put option expiring September 28, 2018 , with 3,064 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 306,400 underlying shares of MS. Below is a chart showing MS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $47.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And AFLAC Inc (Symbol: AFL) options are showing a volume of 10,087 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 40.5% of AFL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $47 strike put option expiring October 05, 2018 , with 3,050 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 305,000 underlying shares of AFL. Below is a chart showing AFL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $47 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for NRG options , MS options , or AFL 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: NRG , MS , AFL



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