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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: NRG, HAS, HAL


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in NRG Energy Inc (Symbol: NRG), where a total volume of 72,528 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 7.3 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 217.4% of NRG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $40 strike call option expiring September 21, 2018 , with 35,700 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.6 million underlying shares of NRG. Below is a chart showing NRG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $40 strike highlighted in orange:

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Hasbro, Inc. (Symbol: HAS) options are showing a volume of 5,278 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 527,800 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 77.3% of HAS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 682,650 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $90 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 2,400 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 240,000 underlying shares of HAS. Below is a chart showing HAS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $90 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Halliburton Company (Symbol: HAL) saw options trading volume of 44,175 contracts, representing approximately 4.4 million underlying shares or approximately 74% of HAL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $52.50 strike put option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 3,562 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 356,200 underlying shares of HAL. Below is a chart showing HAL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $52.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for NRG options , HAS options , or HAL 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: NRG , HAS , HAL



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