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Noteworthy Thursday Option Activity: TXT, KLAC, UTX


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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Textron Inc (Symbol: TXT), where a total of 8,269 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 826,900 underlying shares. That amounts to about 58.1% of TXT's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $33 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 8,000 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 800,000 underlying shares of TXT. Below is a chart showing TXT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $33 strike highlighted in orange:

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KLA-Tencor Corp (Symbol: KLAC) options are showing a volume of 7,298 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 729,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 58% of KLAC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $115 strike call option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 5,575 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 557,500 underlying shares of KLAC. Below is a chart showing KLAC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $115 strike highlighted in orange:

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And United Technologies Corp (Symbol: UTX) options are showing a volume of 19,340 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.9 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 57.7% of UTX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $125 strike put option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 5,250 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 525,000 underlying shares of UTX. Below is a chart showing UTX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for TXT options , KLAC options , or UTX options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: TXT , KLAC , UTX


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