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Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: NVDA, PWR, BLK


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Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in NVIDIA Corp (Symbol: NVDA), where a total volume of 41,273 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 4.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 55.4% of NVDA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $242.50 strike put option expiring August 03, 2018 , with 1,992 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 199,200 underlying shares of NVDA. Below is a chart showing NVDA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $242.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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Quanta Services, Inc. (Symbol: PWR) saw options trading volume of 6,442 contracts, representing approximately 644,200 underlying shares or approximately 53.4% of PWR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $35 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 6,040 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 604,000 underlying shares of PWR. Below is a chart showing PWR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $35 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Blackrock Inc (Symbol: BLK) options are showing a volume of 3,043 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 304,300 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 49.9% of BLK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 610,410 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $490 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 158 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 15,800 underlying shares of BLK. Below is a chart showing BLK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $490 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for NVDA options , PWR options , or BLK options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: NVDA , PWR , BLK



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