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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: COL, CAT, CMG


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Rockwell Collins Inc (Symbol: COL), where a total volume of 14,023 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.4 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 79.2% of COL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $120 strike put option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 3,858 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 385,800 underlying shares of COL. Below is a chart showing COL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $120 strike highlighted in orange:

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Caterpillar Inc. (Symbol: CAT) saw options trading volume of 64,588 contracts, representing approximately 6.5 million underlying shares or approximately 72.7% of CAT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.9 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $132 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 5,419 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 541,900 underlying shares of CAT. Below is a chart showing CAT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $132 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (Symbol: CMG) options are showing a volume of 4,930 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 493,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 60.1% of CMG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 820,410 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $475 strike call option expiring November 16, 2018 , with 372 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 37,200 underlying shares of CMG. Below is a chart showing CMG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $475 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for COL options , CAT options , or CMG 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: CAT , CMG



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