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Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: NTRS, MAT, JPM


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Northern Trust Corp (Symbol: NTRS), where a total volume of 5,626 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 562,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48.5% of NTRS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $100 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 2,357 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 235,700 underlying shares of NTRS. Below is a chart showing NTRS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $100 strike highlighted in orange:

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Mattel Inc (Symbol: MAT) options are showing a volume of 24,647 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 2.5 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.1% of MAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $15 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 15,964 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.6 million underlying shares of MAT. Below is a chart showing MAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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And JPMorgan Chase & Co (Symbol: JPM) options are showing a volume of 81,153 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 8.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.5% of JPM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 17.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $110 strike put option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 4,666 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 466,600 underlying shares of JPM. Below is a chart showing JPM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for NTRS options , MAT options , or JPM options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: NTRS , MAT , JPM



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