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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: PSX, SLB, ATVI


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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Phillips 66 (Symbol: PSX), where a total of 24,785 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.5 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 92.9% of PSX's average daily trading volume over the past month of 2.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $110 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 6,007 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 600,700 underlying shares of PSX. Below is a chart showing PSX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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Schlumberger Ltd (Symbol: SLB) options are showing a volume of 39,931 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.0 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 62.2% of SLB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $72.50 strike call option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 9,180 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 918,000 underlying shares of SLB. Below is a chart showing SLB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $72.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Symbol: ATVI) options are showing a volume of 36,841 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.7 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 61.5% of ATVI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $75 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 15,404 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of ATVI. Below is a chart showing ATVI's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for PSX options , SLB options , or ATVI options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: PSX , SLB , ATVI



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