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Notable Friday Option Activity: LMT, WM, MS

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Lockheed Martin Corp (Symbol: LMT), where a total volume of 5,706 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 570,600 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 47.3% of LMT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $380 strike call option expiring September 17, 2021, with 282 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 28,200 underlying shares of LMT. Below is a chart showing LMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $380 strike highlighted in orange:

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Waste Management, Inc. (Symbol: WM) saw options trading volume of 5,967 contracts, representing approximately 596,700 underlying shares or approximately 45.5% of WM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.3 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $160 strike call option expiring September 17, 2021, with 5,157 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 515,700 underlying shares of WM. Below is a chart showing WM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $160 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Morgan Stanley (Symbol: MS) saw options trading volume of 29,258 contracts, representing approximately 2.9 million underlying shares or approximately 44.1% of MS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $110 strike call option expiring September 17, 2021, with 2,993 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 299,300 underlying shares of MS. Below is a chart showing MS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $110 strike highlighted in orange:

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