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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: MA, GILD, WDC


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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA), where a total of 15,848 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 49.8% of MA's average daily trading volume over the past month of 3.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $192.50 strike put option expiring June 08, 2018 , with 1,009 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 100,900 underlying shares of MA. Below is a chart showing MA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $192.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Gilead Sciences Inc (Symbol: GILD) options are showing a volume of 34,113 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.5% of GILD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $71 strike call option expiring June 08, 2018 , with 4,159 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 415,900 underlying shares of GILD. Below is a chart showing GILD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $71 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Western Digital Corp (Symbol: WDC) saw options trading volume of 18,008 contracts, representing approximately 1.8 million underlying shares or approximately 43.1% of WDC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $85 strike put option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 2,485 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 248,500 underlying shares of WDC. Below is a chart showing WDC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $85 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for MA options , GILD options , or WDC options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: MA , GILD , WDC


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