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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: CSX, PXD, NRG


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in CSX Corp (Symbol: CSX), where a total volume of 27,574 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.8 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 59.9% of CSX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $62.50 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 15,006 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of CSX. Below is a chart showing CSX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $62.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Pioneer Natural Resources Co (Symbol: PXD) saw options trading volume of 9,639 contracts, representing approximately 963,900 underlying shares or approximately 59.8% of PXD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $180 strike put option expiring July 20, 2018 , with 3,127 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 312,700 underlying shares of PXD. Below is a chart showing PXD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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And NRG Energy Inc (Symbol: NRG) options are showing a volume of 31,668 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 56.4% of NRG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 16,537 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares of NRG. Below is a chart showing NRG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for CSX options , PXD options , or NRG options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: CSX , PXD , NRG


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