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Notable Monday Option Activity: SBUX, UPS, T

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Starbucks Corp. (Symbol: SBUX), where a total volume of 50,183 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 5.0 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 83.6% of SBUX's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 6.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $83 strike call option expiring November 08, 2019, with 1,980 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 198,000 underlying shares of SBUX. Below is a chart showing SBUX's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $83 strike highlighted in orange:

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United Parcel Service Inc (Symbol: UPS) saw options trading volume of 20,973 contracts, representing approximately 2.1 million underlying shares or approximately 69.1% of UPS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 3.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $125 strike call option expiring December 20, 2019, with 5,314 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 531,400 underlying shares of UPS. Below is a chart showing UPS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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And AT&T Inc (Symbol: T) saw options trading volume of 194,473 contracts, representing approximately 19.4 million underlying shares or approximately 66.1% of T's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 29.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $41 strike call option expiring January 17, 2020, with 81,261 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 8.1 million underlying shares of T. Below is a chart showing T's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $41 strike highlighted in orange:

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