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Notable Friday Option Activity: ADSK, SNA, FOXA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Autodesk Inc (Symbol: ADSK), where a total volume of 27,437 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.7 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 199.2% of ADSK's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $160 strike put option expiring May 24, 2019, with 1,687 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 168,700 underlying shares of ADSK. Below is a chart showing ADSK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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Snap-On, Inc. (Symbol: SNA) options are showing a volume of 6,297 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 629,700 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 131.2% of SNA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 480,110 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $160 strike call option expiring June 21, 2019, with 2,412 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 241,200 underlying shares of SNA. Below is a chart showing SNA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Fox Corp (Symbol: FOXA) saw options trading volume of 42,464 contracts, representing approximately 4.2 million underlying shares or approximately 67.8% of FOXA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $41 strike call option expiring July 19, 2019, with 20,875 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.1 million underlying shares of FOXA. Below is a chart showing FOXA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $41 strike highlighted in orange:

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