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Notable Friday Option Activity: CBOE, STX, VIAC

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Cboe Global Markets Inc (Symbol: CBOE), where a total volume of 3,487 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 348,700 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 65.3% of CBOE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 534,220 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $126 strike call option expiring August 06, 2021, with 906 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 90,600 underlying shares of CBOE. Below is a chart showing CBOE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $126 strike highlighted in orange:

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Seagate Technology Holdings PLC (Symbol: STX) options are showing a volume of 12,771 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.3 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 64% of STX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $83 strike put option expiring July 23, 2021, with 1,876 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 187,600 underlying shares of STX. Below is a chart showing STX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $83 strike highlighted in orange:

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And ViacomCBS Inc (Symbol: VIAC) options are showing a volume of 82,145 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 8.2 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 58.8% of VIAC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 14.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $46 strike call option expiring August 20, 2021, with 18,027 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.8 million underlying shares of VIAC. Below is a chart showing VIAC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $46 strike highlighted in orange:

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