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Notable Friday Option Activity: WU, COST, SBUX

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Western Union Co (Symbol: WU), where a total of 25,863 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 2.6 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 43.5% of WU's average daily trading volume over the past month of 5.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $19 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 10,252 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of WU. Below is a chart showing WU's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $19 strike highlighted in orange:

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Costco Wholesale Corp (Symbol: COST) saw options trading volume of 7,676 contracts, representing approximately 767,600 underlying shares or approximately 42.2% of COST's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $250 strike put option expiring July 19, 2019, with 743 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 74,300 underlying shares of COST. Below is a chart showing COST's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $250 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Starbucks Corp. (Symbol: SBUX) saw options trading volume of 35,059 contracts, representing approximately 3.5 million underlying shares or approximately 41.2% of SBUX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 8.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $77.50 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019, with 4,406 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 440,600 underlying shares of SBUX. Below is a chart showing SBUX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $77.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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