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Notable Friday Option Activity: COST, PFE, BA

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST), where a total volume of 12,230 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 51.4% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $380 strike call option expiring October 23, 2020, with 763 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 76,300 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $380 strike highlighted in orange:

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Pfizer Inc (Symbol: PFE) options are showing a volume of 98,063 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 9.8 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 47.8% of PFE's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 20.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $39 strike call option expiring November 20, 2020, with 6,963 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 696,300 underlying shares of PFE. Below is a chart showing PFE's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $39 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Boeing Co. (Symbol: BA) options are showing a volume of 105,583 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 10.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.3% of BA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 22.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $170 strike call option expiring October 23, 2020, with 13,363 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying shares of BA. Below is a chart showing BA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $170 strike highlighted in orange:

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