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Notable Friday Option Activity: MA, BAC, MSFT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Mastercard Inc (Symbol: MA), where a total volume of 20,854 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 2.1 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 48% of MA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.3 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $180 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 2,060 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 206,000 underlying shares of MA. Below is a chart showing MA's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $180 strike highlighted in orange:

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Bank of America Corp. (Symbol: BAC) saw options trading volume of 323,312 contracts, representing approximately 32.3 million underlying shares or approximately 42.5% of BAC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 76.1 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $32.50 strike call option expiring March 09, 2018 , with 40,492 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 4.0 million underlying shares of BAC. Below is a chart showing BAC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $32.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Microsoft Corporation (Symbol: MSFT) saw options trading volume of 131,688 contracts, representing approximately 13.2 million underlying shares or approximately 41.3% of MSFT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 31.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $95 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 22,570 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 2.3 million underlying shares of MSFT. Below is a chart showing MSFT's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $95 strike highlighted in orange:

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