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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: BMY, XEC, HD


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (Symbol: BMY), where a total volume of 42,952 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 4.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 88% of BMY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $57.50 strike put option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 10,814 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares of BMY. Below is a chart showing BMY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $57.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Cimarex Energy Co (Symbol: XEC) options are showing a volume of 9,614 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 961,400 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 84.3% of XEC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $115 strike call option expiring December 20, 2019 , with 8,803 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 880,300 underlying shares of XEC. Below is a chart showing XEC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $115 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Home Depot Inc (Symbol: HD) options are showing a volume of 36,028 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 81.7% of HD's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $200 strike put option expiring October 19, 2018 , with 5,353 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 535,300 underlying shares of HD. Below is a chart showing HD's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $200 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for BMY options , XEC options , or HD options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: BMY , XEC , HD



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