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Notable Monday Option Activity: BKNG, AMZN, GOOGL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Booking Holdings Inc (Symbol: BKNG), where a total volume of 9,870 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 987,000 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 230.1% of BKNG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 428,960 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1420 strike put option expiring January 11, 2019 , with 283 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 28,300 underlying shares of BKNG. Below is a chart showing BKNG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1420 strike highlighted in orange:

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Amazon.com Inc (Symbol: AMZN) options are showing a volume of 144,005 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 14.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 195.7% of AMZN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.4 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $1300 strike put option expiring December 28, 2018 , with 5,561 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 556,100 underlying shares of AMZN. Below is a chart showing AMZN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1300 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOGL) saw options trading volume of 19,288 contracts, representing approximately 1.9 million underlying shares or approximately 88% of GOOGL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $1070 strike call option expiring December 28, 2018 , with 814 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 81,400 underlying shares of GOOGL. Below is a chart showing GOOGL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1070 strike highlighted in orange:

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