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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: DISCA, TXT, NEM


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Discovery Inc (Symbol: DISCA), where a total volume of 120,966 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 12.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 286.3% of DISCA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 40,001 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 4.0 million underlying shares of DISCA. Below is a chart showing DISCA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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Textron Inc (Symbol: TXT) options are showing a volume of 15,037 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.5 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 66.5% of TXT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $45 strike put option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 6,881 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 688,100 underlying shares of TXT. Below is a chart showing TXT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $45 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Newmont Mining Corp (Symbol: NEM) saw options trading volume of 38,854 contracts, representing approximately 3.9 million underlying shares or approximately 59.4% of NEM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $34 strike call option expiring February 15, 2019 , with 6,867 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 686,700 underlying shares of NEM. Below is a chart showing NEM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $34 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for DISCA options , TXT options , or NEM options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: DISCA , TXT , NEM




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