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Notable Friday Option Activity: EA, WMT, KHC

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Electronic Arts, Inc. (Symbol: EA), where a total volume of 28,711 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.9 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 78.5% of EA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $135 strike call option expiring January 18, 2019 , with 4,298 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 429,800 underlying shares of EA. Below is a chart showing EA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

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Walmart Inc (Symbol: WMT) options are showing a volume of 35,857 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 3.6 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 65.8% of WMT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 5.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $90 strike call option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 3,231 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 323,100 underlying shares of WMT. Below is a chart showing WMT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $90 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Kraft Heinz Co (Symbol: KHC) saw options trading volume of 25,616 contracts, representing approximately 2.6 million underlying shares or approximately 57.4% of KHC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.5 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $65 strike put option expiring August 17, 2018 , with 5,679 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 567,900 underlying shares of KHC. Below is a chart showing KHC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $65 strike highlighted in orange:

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