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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: BBT, VIAV, MA


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Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in BB&T Corp. (Symbol: BBT), where a total of 20,613 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.1 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 48% of BBT's average daily trading volume over the past month of 4.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $52.50 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 11,433 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of BBT. Below is a chart showing BBT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $52.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Viavi Solutions Inc (Symbol: VIAV) saw options trading volume of 8,284 contracts, representing approximately 828,400 underlying shares or approximately 45.7% of VIAV's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $10 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 7,474 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 747,400 underlying shares of VIAV. Below is a chart showing VIAV's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $10 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA) options are showing a volume of 19,270 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 45.4% of MA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $192.50 strike call option expiring June 22, 2018 , with 1,052 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 105,200 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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For the various different available expirations for BBT options , VIAV options , or MA options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: BBT , VIAV , MA



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