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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: SBUX, CPB, HAL


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Starbucks Corp. (Symbol: SBUX), where a total volume of 45,049 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 4.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 55.1% of SBUX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 7,602 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 760,200 underlying shares of SBUX. Below is a chart showing SBUX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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Campbell Soup Co (Symbol: CPB) saw options trading volume of 14,696 contracts, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares or approximately 54.8% of CPB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $38 strike put option expiring May 18, 2018 , with 6,206 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 620,600 underlying shares of CPB. Below is a chart showing CPB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $38 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Halliburton Company (Symbol: HAL) options are showing a volume of 35,259 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.5 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 48% of HAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 5,056 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 505,600 underlying shares of HAL. Below is a chart showing HAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for SBUX options , CPB options , or HAL options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: SBUX , CPB , HAL



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