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Notable Tuesday Option Activity: KR, KO, PYPL

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Kroger Co (Symbol: KR), where a total volume of 47,981 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 4.8 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 68.8% of KR's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.0 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $29 strike call option expiring April 17, 2020, with 10,456 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 1.0 million underlying shares of KR. Below is a chart showing KR's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $29 strike highlighted in orange:

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Coca-Cola Co (Symbol: KO) saw options trading volume of 70,956 contracts, representing approximately 7.1 million underlying shares or approximately 65.8% of KO's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 10.8 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring December 20, 2019, with 31,267 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 3.1 million underlying shares of KO. Below is a chart showing KO's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And PayPal Holdings Inc (Symbol: PYPL) options are showing a volume of 40,739 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 4.1 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 54.6% of PYPL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 7.5 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $103 strike call option expiring November 08, 2019, with 6,200 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 620,000 underlying shares of PYPL. Below is a chart showing PYPL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $103 strike highlighted in orange:

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