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Notable Thursday Option Activity: SLB, GWW, FLIR

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Schlumberger Ltd (Symbol: SLB), where a total volume of 36,774 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 3.7 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 47.9% of SLB's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.7 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $47.50 strike put option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 2,449 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 244,900 underlying shares of SLB. Below is a chart showing SLB's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $47.50 strike highlighted in orange:

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W.W. Grainger Inc. (Symbol: GWW) options are showing a volume of 1,820 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 182,000 underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.2% of GWW's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 393,755 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $320 strike put option expiring April 26, 2019 , with 262 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 26,200 underlying shares of GWW. Below is a chart showing GWW's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $320 strike highlighted in orange:

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And FLIR Systems, Inc. (Symbol: FLIR) saw options trading volume of 3,500 contracts, representing approximately 350,000 underlying shares or approximately 44.3% of FLIR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 789,345 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $50 strike put option expiring April 18, 2019 , with 1,065 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 106,500 underlying shares of FLIR. Below is a chart showing FLIR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $50 strike highlighted in orange:

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