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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: NWL, FLS, WCG


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Newell Brands Inc (Symbol: NWL), where a total volume of 33,925 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.4 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 54.9% of NWL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $14 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019 , with 7,355 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 735,500 underlying shares of NWL. Below is a chart showing NWL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $14 strike highlighted in orange:

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Flowserve Corp (Symbol: FLS) options are showing a volume of 4,361 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 436,100 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.1% of FLS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 806,155 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring July 19, 2019 , with 1,932 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 193,200 underlying shares of FLS. Below is a chart showing FLS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And WellCare Health Plans Inc (Symbol: WCG) options are showing a volume of 6,989 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 698,900 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 53.4% of WCG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $260 strike call option expiring December 20, 2019 , with 2,444 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 244,400 underlying shares of WCG. Below is a chart showing WCG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $260 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for NWL options , FLS options , or WCG options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks , Options
Referenced Symbols: NWL , FLS , WCG



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