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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: CSTE, CHRW, HSY


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Caesarstone Ltd (Symbol: CSTE), where a total volume of 2,136 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 213,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 128.4% of CSTE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 166,335 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $15 strike put option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 1,022 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 102,200 underlying shares of CSTE. Below is a chart showing CSTE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $15 strike highlighted in orange:

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (Symbol: CHRW) options are showing a volume of 13,342 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 112.3% of CHRW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $97.50 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 6,022 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 602,200 underlying shares of CHRW. Below is a chart showing CHRW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $97.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Hershey Company (Symbol: HSY) saw options trading volume of 9,387 contracts, representing approximately 938,700 underlying shares or approximately 95.5% of HSY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 983,080 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80 strike put option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 756 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 75,600 underlying shares of HSY. Below is a chart showing HSY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for CSTE options , CHRW options , or HSY options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: CSTE , CHRW , HSY



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