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Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: KSS, WFT, GBT


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Kohl's Corp. (Symbol: KSS), where a total volume of 19,110 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 62.3% of KSS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $80 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 5,384 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 538,400 underlying shares of KSS. Below is a chart showing KSS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $80 strike highlighted in orange:

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Weatherford International plc (Symbol: WFT) options are showing a volume of 112,608 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 11.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 61.4% of WFT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 18.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $2.50 strike put option expiring January 17, 2020 , with 23,500 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.4 million underlying shares of WFT. Below is a chart showing WFT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $2.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (Symbol: GBT) saw options trading volume of 7,336 contracts, representing approximately 733,600 underlying shares or approximately 57.7% of GBT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $30 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 3,052 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 305,200 underlying shares of GBT. Below is a chart showing GBT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $30 strike highlighted in orange:

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: KSS , WFT , GBT



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