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Notable Thursday Option Activity: IBM, QCOM, STZ

Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in International Business Machines Corp (Symbol: IBM), where a total of 33,965 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 3.4 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 93.8% of IBM's average daily trading volume over the past month of 3.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $145 strike call option expiring May 17, 2019 , with 3,107 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 310,700 underlying shares of IBM. Below is a chart showing IBM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $145 strike highlighted in orange:

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Qualcomm Inc (Symbol: QCOM) saw options trading volume of 185,158 contracts, representing approximately 18.5 million underlying shares or approximately 81.3% of QCOM's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 22.8 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $75 strike put option expiring June 21, 2019 , with 14,888 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.5 million underlying shares of QCOM. Below is a chart showing QCOM's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $75 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Constellation Brands Inc (Symbol: STZ) saw options trading volume of 17,308 contracts, representing approximately 1.7 million underlying shares or approximately 77.1% of STZ's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $200 strike call option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 2,463 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 246,300 underlying shares of STZ. Below is a chart showing STZ's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $200 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for IBM options , QCOM options , or STZ options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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