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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: FOXA, HSY, WMT


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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (Symbol: FOXA), where a total of 31,324 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.1 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 44.4% of FOXA's average daily trading volume over the past month of 7.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $40 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 12,029 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.2 million underlying shares of FOXA. Below is a chart showing FOXA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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Hershey Company (Symbol: HSY) options are showing a volume of 4,170 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 417,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42.9% of HSY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 972,510 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $103 strike call option expiring September 07, 2018 , with 2,065 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 206,500 underlying shares of HSY. Below is a chart showing HSY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $103 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Walmart Inc (Symbol: WMT) options are showing a volume of 40,779 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 42% of WMT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 9.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $97 strike call option expiring September 14, 2018 , with 2,318 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 231,800 underlying shares of WMT. Below is a chart showing WMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $97 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for FOXA options , HSY options , or WMT options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: FOXA , HSY , WMT



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